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Various Voices Munich

Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Thea Kano GALA Articles No Comments

Two of GMCW’s small ensembles, Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers, travelled to Munich, Germany last week to attend the Various Voices Festival.  We had 36 singers on the trip, and we performed seven times.  There were 93 choruses from 17 different countries participating in the Festival, including three other GALA choruses: Our Song (Atlanta), […]


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Remembering Donna Red Wing

Posted on: May 12th, 2018 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

The following text is from Donna Red Wing’s keynote address at the 1995 GALA Leadership Conference (now the GALA Symposium) in St. Louis, MO. Donna spent over three decades in the limelight as a cultural warrior battling homophobia, but she lost the battle with cancer on April 16th. She will be sorely missed. The writer […]


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Sound Circle at the TANK Center for Sonic Arts

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Sue Coffee GALA Articles No Comments

A quick self-introduction: I am the founding artistic director of two women’s ensembles based in Boulder, Colorado. Sound Circle is a group of 18 singers, and has been together for 23 years. Resonance Women’s Chorus is 125 singers, singing together for 15 years. Both ensembles are members of GALA and of the Sister Singers Network. […]


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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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