Gateway Men’s Chorus

Gateway Men’s Chorus

St. Louis, MO, USA

Artistic Director

Jon Garrett

Executive Director

Michael Franzoni


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In the fall of 1987, an advertisement ran in the Gay and Lesbian News Telegraph seeking men interested in forming St Louis’s first gay chorus. By the spring of 1988, the chorus had grown to  22 men and, under the direction of Michael Cohrs, presented its first concert — One Voice. With the staging of La Vie Boheme, the Gateway Men’s Chorus will have presented its 100th major concert and concluded its  36th Anniversary season.

Throughout our first 35 years, the Gateway Men’s Chorus has opened its stage to over 650 singers and performed over 1300 musical works. The chorus has commissioned a number of pieces through the years, including adaptations of poetry standards, Supreme Court speeches,  and satirical works. Many of these works have since been performed by choruses throughout  the country, carrying the legacy of GMC from coast-to-coast. And, in addition to appearing on stages around St. Louis, the chorus has performed in Kansas City, Denver, Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, Montreal, San Jose, Tampa, and even once auditioned for America’s Got  Talent!

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