I Can't Breathe
I Can't Breathe
I Can't Breathe
A Message from Meet Minneapolis
A Message from Meet Minneapolis
A Message from Meet Minneapolis
Survivability and Sustainability in a Time of Chaos
Survivability and Sustainability in a Time of Chaos
Survivability and Sustainability in a Time of Chaos
Queer-specific Responses to Quarantine
Queer-specific Responses to Quarantine
Queer-specific Responses to Quarantine
Stepping into the Unknown
Stepping into the Unknown
Stepping into the Unknown

World Premiere of “Kindness” by Christina Whitten Thomas

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by Mary Read GALA Articles No Comments

For twenty years VOX Femina has been committed to championing new works by women, commissioning over 40 pieces since our beginning. This November 19, at the “VOX20: Reflections” concert, VOX Femina was pleased to present “Kindness,” a beautiful new piece “commissioned by founding member Mary Read in honor of her wife, Liz Cvikel”. Listen to […]


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Music Can Heal

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Carol White GALA Articles 1 Comment

On the third day out from having been immersed in the music of GALA Choruses Festival X for six days and nights, with songs and melodies and harmonies and words swirling around in my brain and my heart, I feel compelled to write down just a few stories from my own personal experiences at the […]


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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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