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Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir

Posted on: September 4th, 2017 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir arose out of a GALA Festival.  The lack of trans representation at Denver 2012 prompted Sam Bullington to start his own trans chorus.  However, Phoenix is hardly a typical GALA chorus – and it is not even a typical trans chorus. To begin with, Phoenix is not just for trans […]


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Trans at GALA Festival

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Sam Bullington GALA Articles No Comments

GALA 2012:  My first GALA finally!  I’d been hearing about GALA since Montreal, when I was singing with TransVoices—the second ever (as far as I know) trans choir on the planet, started by One Voice Mixed Chorus for their concert on gender and existing as an independent organization for a couple years beyond that, during […]


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GALA 411 Success

Posted on: July 25th, 2017 by Eve Campbell GALA Articles No Comments

Wonderful things happen when people get together and focus on their organization, especially in a retreat setting. This experience creates an opportunity to regroup and establish greater clarity and new direction. In my work as GALA Choruses 411 Advisor to Board of Directors, I see this routinely! Whether it’s a group with 25 singers or […]


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Moving the Needle with Love

Posted on: July 1st, 2017 by Thea Kano GALA Articles No Comments

We had just boarded the buses following our performance at the Knoxville Pride Festival when we saw several protestors at the festival’s entrance, so we asked the drivers to pull over. Our 100 singers unloaded the buses and crossed four lanes of traffic to get to the other side of the road where the protestors […]


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Pacific Pride Choir to Tour Berlin, Krakow, and Warsaw in July

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by Pacific Pride Choir GALA Articles No Comments

Pacific Pride Choir, made up of 50 choristers from across Australia and New Zealand will travel to Germany and Poland next month for a series of friendship concerts and outreach activities. Founded by Sarah and Melanie Penicka-Smith, Pacific Pride Choir has been created as an occasional touring choir to contribute to the visibility and acceptance […]


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Dispatches from the Road

Posted on: June 20th, 2017 by Justin Fyala GALA Articles No Comments

1600 miles. 100 singers. 8 concerts. 6 states. 4 days. 2 buses. 1 voice. I dropped off my dog Daphne. I picked up coffee. I made my way to our departure point. As I turned the corner, I saw a singer walking, no, sashaying toward the bus. I stopped in my tracks and my eyes […]


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OurSong, After the Tour

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 by Keith Harding GALA Articles 1 Comment

It took me a long time to use the word “Y’all”. I was adamant. It was significant to me. I wasn’t southern. I couldn’t be … although I was born in Texas and spent most of my life in Alabama. My parents are from California, San José, nonetheless. This is why I don’t have a […]


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