Transgender Voices Festival – Minnesota Style!
Transgender Voices Festival – Minnesota Style!
Transgender Voices Festival – Minnesota Style!
Various Voices Munich
Various Voices Munich
Various Voices Munich
Remembering Donna Red Wing
Remembering Donna Red Wing
Remembering Donna Red Wing
Sound Circle at the TANK Center for Sonic Arts
Sound Circle at the TANK Center for Sonic Arts
Sound Circle at the TANK Center for Sonic Arts
Singing for Our Lives
Singing for Our Lives
Singing for Our Lives

Both Sides Now

Posted on: May 15th, 2016 by Reid Vanderburgh GALA Articles

I have sung in one GALA chorus or another for thirty years. I have attended every GALA festival since 1989: I participated as an alto in a lesbian chorus and as an alto in a mixed chorus, then post-transition as a bass in a mixed chorus and as a baritone in a men’s chorus. Each […]


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‘Out and Loud’ in Auckland

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by David Hardy GALA Articles

Auckland, New Zealand—200 singers from eight LGBTIQ choirs from Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton) came together for the Out and Loud festival in Auckland, New Zealand, hosted by Gay and Lesbian Singers Auckland (GALS). This was the sixth gathering of LGBTI choruses from Australia and New […]


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29+ Free Tools Your Choir Needs To Know About

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Jacob Levine GALA Articles No Comments

Choirs typically have exceptionally tight budgets, so getting the most bang for your buck is especially important. Here’s a sampling of tools that will make your life easier – for free! Let us know if we missed any of your favorite tools. Note: For a product to make it onto this list, it must have a permanently […]


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Creating Choirs That Welcome Trans* Singers

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by Jane Ramseyer Miller GALA Articles No Comments

Fifteen years ago, Jan Michael, an alto in my chorus, approached me to share that s/he identified as transgender and was beginning his physical transition by taking testosterone. I was clueless about the process but suggested that we check in every few months for a range check. Within the next year, to my amazement, Jan’s […]


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Dennis Coleman: a GALA Institution Retires

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Richard Snyder GALA Articles No Comments

I first saw Dennis Coleman conduct the Seattle Men’s Chorus in 1992 at their annual Christmas Holiday show. When the curtain went up, we were facing 200 men in tuxedos standing in orderly rows. The audience responded with applause. After waiting a beat, Dennis raised his baton and the music started. My wife and I […]


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Converging Crossroads

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by GALA Communications GALA Articles No Comments

LGBT arts in South Florida will be the focus of a new, two-year initiative called, Converging Crossroads. Led by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, this collaborative effort brings together three of the state’s notable LGBT cultural organizations for creative programming that builds audiences and visibility for LGBT arts. The program is being funded […]


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Memories from 2012

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Robin Godfrey GALA Articles No Comments

As we plan for Festival 2016, I find myself thinking back on my experience at our last Festival in 2012.  Aside from the headaches and hassles that come with every big event, I have three memories that have really stayed with me. First, as I walked into Boettcher Concert Hall on the second day of […]


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