Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Asian Queer Choirs: a Perspective in 2018
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 3 – Full Coalition
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 2 – Choir Behind Bars
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 2 – Choir Behind Bars
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 2 – Choir Behind Bars
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 1 - Choral Feminism
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 1 - Choral Feminism
Cathy Roma: I Am Because We Are, Part 1 - Choral Feminism
More than Festival, a Mission in Action
More than Festival, a Mission in Action
More than Festival, a Mission in Action

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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Say Their Names

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by Angela Galik GALA Articles No Comments

GALA choirs are uniquely positioned to interact with the culture and events of our times – sometimes giving words to emotions felt by many, and sometimes painting a vision with our music of a better world, one more abundant in tolerance, freedom and justice. In the spring of 2017, two choirs that I am a […]


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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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Pacific Pride Choir to Tour Berlin, Krakow, and Warsaw in July

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by Pacific Pride Choir GALA Articles No Comments

Pacific Pride Choir, made up of 50 choristers from across Australia and New Zealand will travel to Germany and Poland next month for a series of friendship concerts and outreach activities. Founded by Sarah and Melanie Penicka-Smith, Pacific Pride Choir has been created as an occasional touring choir to contribute to the visibility and acceptance […]


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