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Worldwide LGBT Choral Festival Roundup

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by Martin Brophy GALA Articles No Comments

We are dawning. Never has it been more clear that the global LGBT choral movement is here. Whether you’re globetrotting or have friends who do, we thought this list might be of interest: Andratx Gay Chorus Festival in Mallorca, Spain May 7–10, 2015 Spain’s first gay choirs festival, hosted by Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus “Undoubtedly set […]

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Getting Grants for Your Chorus with Mitch Menchaca

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

Mitch Menchaca, chief operations officer (now interim CEO) of Chorus America, shares his years of experience about the grant application process for GALA Choruses. Mitch also sings with The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC. Learn more about funding for Choruses on the GALA Choruses Resource Center:

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Thank You for Everything You are and Do

Posted on: January 17th, 2015 by Lindsey Deaton GALA Articles No Comments

Confronted with the unimaginable death of Leelah Alcorn, the Greater Cincinnati HRC Steering Committee responded immediately to help our grieving trans community, including myself. Each member of the steering committee was incredibly supportive and provided logistical and financial support for the vigils held at Leelah’s high school and then this past Saturday in downtown Cincinnati […]

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Paying it Forward

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Scott Gale GALA Articles 1 Comment

In late November 2014 I received a wonderful surprise when I opened my mail. It was a note from Robin Godfrey, the Executive Director of GALA Choruses, informing our Equality Rocks! Chorus in Thunder Bay, Ontario that River City Mixed Chorus in Omaha had “paid forward” their 30th anniversary gift from GALA. River City themselves had […]

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The IOC Responds

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

In early 2014 GALA Choruses joined other LGBTQ organizations in writing to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, asking “that the IOC develop language that explicitly includes sexual orientation in existing non-discrimination policies.” The full text of the letter from GALA Choruses can be found in a previous blog post here. The IOC has responded […]

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A Mighty Voice in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted on: December 16th, 2014 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

American musician and songwriter Norah Jones said, “For me, making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.”  On November 22 and 23, 2014 Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus (PHMC) – Madison, WI, City of Festivals Men’s Chorus (COFMC) – Milwaukee, WI, and One Voice Mixed Chorus (One Voice) – St. Paul, MN came together to […]

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Audiences, Insights, Action

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

Karen Yair, who sits on the board of directors of Big Apple Performing Arts, and Charlie Beale, artistic director of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, tell the story of an audience research study conducted earlier this year by New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Learn more at: View the more on the […]

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