Festival 2024 in Minneapolis


The text "GALA Choruses, the Road to Festival," appears over a white background which fades into a the opening performance from Festival 2016 with Matt Alber, Melanie Demore, and Holly Near.

Preparing for Festival


For Individuals


A brief description of offerings and history of the GALA Choruses organization.

GALA Choruses signature event is our quadrennial Festival, which gathers LGBTQ+ choruses from all over North America and the world.

Deadlines for individuals attending Festival 2024.

An interactive tool for creating your individual Festival budget.

You’ve got Festival questions. We’ve got Festival answers!

A map of Minneapolis with the venues and hotel options.

For those not performing at Festival 2024 (spouses, guests, friends, locals, etc) tickets can be purchased for individual concerts.

Making sure all of our delegates and guests at Festival 2024 are safe is our priority.

GALA Choruses is committed to assuring that Festival 2024 is accessible for all. Learn about resources in the city of Minneapolis, performance venues, ASL interpretation, assisted listening devices, housing, airport accommodations, and accessibility equipment rental.


For Chorus Leaders


Festival is a significant source of carbon emissions. Our estimate of Festival’s carbon footprint is over 1,500 metric tons of carbon emissions or the equivalent of planting 38,615 urban trees. Find tools to help address the carbon impact of your own chorus here!

Check out this video introduction to Festival 2024 – for artistic directors, Festival liaisons, and chorus administrators.

Deadlines for Chorus Leadership performing at Festival 2024.

Here are recommendations for how you can make solid repertoire choices and explore differing human perspectives – various voices, world views and identities in your artistic planning.

An interactive tool for creating your chorus’s Festival budget.

This collection of fundraising ideas for choruses has something for everyone.

Use this sample worksheet to help your chorus plan for Festival fundraising.

Looking for more opportunities for your chorus to perform while you’re in Minneapolis? Festival 2024 hosts various community engagement concerts and Blockbusters for chorus participation.

GALA Festival 2024 features four excellent performing venues seating between 1,700-3,500 audience members.

How do you decide what programming to bring to Festival? Want to learn more about GALA’s commitment to Equity, Access and Belonging in Festival programming? Learn answers to those questions and many more.

Questions about copyright, licensing or other documentation? Start with this info! If you still need help, contact Artistic Director 411 Advisor Kathleen Hansen: artisticadvisor@galachoruses.org.

Tips and links for hiring instrumentalists and ASL interpreters at Festival 2024.

GALA provides spaces for choirs wishing to rehearse during Festival week.

Videos and resources developed by GALA Choruses to get the word out to singers about Festival.

Chorus introduction videos are a great way to show folks at Festival and beyond who your chorus is!

Festival Street Banners are a long-standing GALA Choruses Festival tradition and we invite your chorus to let everyone know that you’re part of the festivities.

The GALA Store at Festival includes a wide variety of branded merchandise as well as merchandise consigned by the participating choruses.