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Celebrate our birthday October 26-28, 2018.

A weekend of events you won’t want to miss.


TRIBUTE: Our 40th Birthday Concert

When: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Where: St Ignatius Catholic Church - 650 Parker Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118

A legacy of groundbreaking performances. A passion for human rights.


Join us as we celebrate the storied history of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and glimpse the future that lies ahead. Acclaimed soprano Ellie Dehn (Teatro alla Scala, San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera) and a chamber orchestra join SFGMC for a once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring “When We No Longer Touch,” the 1991 requiem dedicated to those we lost to AIDS. It also marks the first time the Chorus performs at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

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National AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE ARTISTS PORTAL SNEAK PEEK and CEREMONY

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

Where: Golden Gate Park

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The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is creating a permanent memorial within the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park in memory of those singers who no longer stand on stage but whose voices still resound in our hearts and lives.

The Artists Portal will also be the first permanent memorial honoring singers, instrumentalists, dancers, and artists lost to AIDS from local, national and international LGBTQ and other arts organizations.

You can help and be eligible to sponsor an engraving at the memorial site for one of our lost heroes.

Join the festivities along with the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and distinguished guests.


FABULOUS AT 40: Birthday Party at Sir Francis Drake Hotel

When: October 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm reception/1:00 pm lunch

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Join Master of Ceremonies Curt Branom from Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon and special guest Armistead Maupin (author of Tales of the City and The Night Listener) for our birthday lunch featuring a "Streets of San Francisco" menu in the Empire Ballroom! Raise a glass to celebrate 40 years of music and compassion.

We'll share songs, memories and a stunning multi-tiered cake created by the hotel's outstanding pastry chef.

Make your reservation now.


Sunday Drag Brunch

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:00 am (doors at 10:30 am)

Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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How does a plate of cheeky fun and frolic sound to spice up that Sunday brunch? Honey, consider yourself served. At the Sir Francis Drake Hotel’s Sunday’s A Drag brunch to be exact. Make it the highpoint of your weekend, and not just because this popular tradition is hosted in the glam and glorious Starlight Room, a legendary cabaret which serves a side of spectacular 21st floor city views. It all stars our storied bevy of divas who dish and dance while you nosh and sip a Mimosa. Come and experience the dazzle and delight to close the weekend festivities. Donna Sachet will be there to greet us!

Use special discount password code “SFGMC” to reserve.


BOOK YOUR ROOM at Sir Francis Drake Hotel

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Stay the Night!

Spend the weekend of Oct. 26-28 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel when you attend Friday’s TRIBUTE: Our 40th Birthday concert, the Saturday celebrations at our new Artists Portal in the National AIDS Memorial Grove and birthday party lunch, and Sunday’s a Drag brunch in the classic Starlight Room.

For reservations, call 877-858-1881.