Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay

Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, USA

Artistic Director

Kyle Goyens

Executive Director


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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay can trace its origins back to 1987 when the Tampa Bay Gay Men’s Chorus was founded under Tampa Bay Arts, an organization supporting LGBTQIA+ arts groups in Tampa. In 2002, the Tampa Gay Men’s Chorus split into two with the formation of Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale, the group that would eventually become ‘The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay’ in 2016.  Since 2002, GMCTB has performed two or more major concerts in Tampa and St. Petersburg each year, in addition to more intimate cabaret-style events and fundraisers. We sing to celebrate the work of those who have gone before us in the fight to obtain and retain equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community and to promote the idea that music can bridge boundaries and break down walls. And sometimes, we sing just for the sheer joy of making music. GMCTB is also member of GALA Choruses, Inc., which provides support and leadership for the North American LGBTQIA+ choral movement. We have also performed at the national GALA festivals since 2004, representing Tampa Bay in the largest LGBTQIA+ choral event in the nation.  Throughout the years, we have also performed at and participated in St. Pete, Tampa, and Pasco Pride events and have been featured as backup vocalists for multiple acts that have visited Tampa Bay, including Hugh Jackman and Demi Lovato. The Chorus, as well as some of our individual members, have also presented the national anthem at multiple sporting events, including for the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tampa Bay Rowdies.

As an organization, our goal is to enrich the lives of every person who attends our concerts and special events or interacts with our content and organization online. We also hope to inspire our membership to be engaged and involved in encouraging acceptance and mutual respect in our communities at large, promoting the idea that music can be a unifying and empowering force for LGBTQIA+ community members and their allies.

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