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The Beijing Queer Chorus Visits Portland!

Posted on: August 7th, 2018 by Reid Vanderburgh GALA Articles No Comments

March 3, 2018 Day retreat. OMG, it’s becoming so real, they’re coming! We watched a short video produced for us by the Beijing Queer Chorus. Real people, saying hello to us. This makes it so much more real. March 5, 2018 As Bob says, “The most important rehearsal of the term,” the Monday after retreat. […]


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Transgender Voices Festival – Minnesota Style!

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

For us here in Minnesota, it’s important to show our guests a good time and we hate to see them leave. That’s one of the reasons why we scheduled our Transgender Voices Festival in the middle of April, just in time for our best, largest blizzard of the season to shut down the airport, and […]


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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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Singing for Our Lives

Posted on: November 18th, 2017 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

The titular phrase is near and dear to many, if not all, of us. Holly Near penned a song by this name while on her way to the candlelight vigil for Harvey Milk in November, 1978. It was performed that night by thousands, including the 4-week old San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Every time a […]


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Singers from One Voice Chorus and Nashville Hop Across the Pond!

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Gerald Gurss GALA Articles No Comments

In 2015, the Hertfordshire Chorus from the U.K. commissioned composer James McCarthy to write a piece telling the story of Alan Turing, the English computer scientist and cryptanalyst. The result was a mammoth work for SATB chorus, full orchestra and soprano called, Codebreaker. With the composer’s permission, One Voice Chorus and Nashville in Harmony collaboratively […]


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