SWC Member Joins Doctors Without Borders
SWC Member Joins Doctors Without Borders
SWC Member Joins Doctors Without Borders
Showing Up for Art
Showing Up for Art
Showing Up for Art
Trans Opera
Trans Opera
Trans Opera
Finding Comfort Through The Voices of Others
Finding Comfort Through The Voices of Others
Finding Comfort Through The Voices of Others
Top 3 GALA Symposium Take-Aways
Top 3 GALA Symposium Take-Aways
Top 3 GALA Symposium Take-Aways
The Pink Singers Visit India - Top Tips For An Amazing Trip
The Pink Singers Visit India - Top Tips For An Amazing Trip
The Pink Singers Visit India - Top Tips For An Amazing Trip
Advocacy Resources for Choruses
Advocacy Resources for Choruses
Advocacy Resources for Choruses

Creating Choirs That Welcome Trans* Singers

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Fifteen years ago, Jan Michael, an alto in my chorus, approached me to share that s/he identified as transgender and was beginning his physical transition by taking testosterone. I was clueless about the process but suggested that we check in every few months for a range check. Within the next year, to my amazement, Jan’s […]


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Dennis Coleman: a GALA Institution Retires

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Richard Snyder GALA Articles No Comments

I first saw Dennis Coleman conduct the Seattle Men’s Chorus in 1992 at their annual Christmas Holiday show. When the curtain went up, we were facing 200 men in tuxedos standing in orderly rows. The audience responded with applause. After waiting a beat, Dennis raised his baton and the music started. My wife and I […]


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Converging Crossroads

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

LGBT arts in South Florida will be the focus of a new, two-year initiative called, Converging Crossroads. Led by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, this collaborative effort brings together three of the state’s notable LGBT cultural organizations for creative programming that builds audiences and visibility for LGBT arts. The program is being funded […]


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Memories from 2012

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Robin Godfrey GALA Articles No Comments

As we plan for Festival 2016, I find myself thinking back on my experience at our last Festival in 2012.  Aside from the headaches and hassles that come with every big event, I have three memories that have really stayed with me. First, as I walked into Boettcher Concert Hall on the second day of […]


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Troubled Water

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Robin Godfrey GALA Articles No Comments

As I think about Festival 2016, I’m reminded of my most powerful memory from our last Festival.  Elisa Boles, a student at Lick-Wilmerding High School, attended Festival 2012 with the Lesbian and Gay Chorus of San Francisco.  This is an essay she wrote about the experience.  It exemplifies the impact we hope the experience has […]


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Hand in Hand Taipei 2015

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by Tim Seelig GALA Articles No Comments

Two weeks ago, from October 30 to November 1, the LGBT choral movement celebrated yet another huge milestone as it continues to spread its message of pride and unity through music to literally every corner of the world. The very first LGBT choral festival was held in Taipei, Taiwan: Hand in Hand. There were 10 […]


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Turning $9K Into $40K

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Jacob Levine GALA Articles No Comments

On a gorgeous spring night in 2014, I found myself looking out at the Manhattan skyline from a 49th floor office in midtown. Suffice to say, the view was breathtaking, but even that couldn’t distract from the gripping topic at hand: fundraising! The NYC Gay Men’s Chorus had a summer fundraising drive that desperately needed […]


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