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GALA Festival 2020 Minneapolis

GALA Festival is the quadrennial international celebration of the LGBTQ+ choral movement. It’s 5 days of singing, community-building, singing, dancing, workshops, parties and more singing. It’s an experience like no other, as more than 7000 delegates from more than 150 LGBTQ and allied choruses from around the world gather and raise their voices together as one caring community.

The next Festival will be held July 4th-8th, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There will be over 200 concerts running all day, every day, in downtown venues that are within walking distance from one another. The primary performance halls will be Orchestra Hall, the Minnesota Convention Center, and the beautiful Central Lutheran Church, with additional performances, workshops and receptions in the Festival hotels and a separate space for our Youth choruses to convene. There also will be public performances in Peavey Plaza and pop-up concerts all over downtown. Festival 2020 Minneapolis promises to be the biggest, most memorable GALA gathering ever!

You don’t have to be a member of a GALA chorus to participate in Festival; everyone is welcome! Non-performers have the option to either register as a full delegate, with entry to all concerts, workshops and public events, OR to purchase single-concert tickets from Orchestra Hall when they go on sale in the Spring.

Read the Festival FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). More information is on the Registration Page and the Housing Page. Do you belong to a participating chorus? See some tips to help you Prepare for Festival.

Funky Minneapolis

Members of the host choruses: One Voice Mixed Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and Calliope Women’s Chorus have come together to highlight some of the city’s charms in an enthusiastic “Funky Minneapolis” video to put you in the mood and remind you that Festival will be upon us soon.

Are you able to help others attend Festival?

If so, please consider paying full price for your registration. If you choose this registration option, we will credit the difference between the full price ($425) and your early bird savings as a tax-deductible donation to our Festival Inclusion Fund. Your direct donations to our Festival Inclusion Fund will also help GALA Choruses support the participation of two groups important to the future of our movement: Youth Choruses and Emerging International Choruses.

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