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Festival 2012 Blockbusters

Each evening, Festival 2012 featured special BlockBuster concerts for all delegates.

  • Opening Concerts: Colorado Choruses in a non-stop musical extravaganza in collaboration with local Denver instrumental ensembles.
  • Songs of the Soul: a concert exploring the connections between spirituality, sexuality, and musical expression.
  • Our Legacy=Our Song: A concert celebrating GALA's LGBT history through stories, photographs, narration and with music commissioned by our choruses over our 30-year history. The video of this concert will soon be for sale to member choruses.
  • Classical Masterworks Sing-Along: Thousands of delegates gathered with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to sing famous classical masterworks in beautiful Boettcher Concert Hall.
  • The Big Gay Sing: A sing-along evening of Broadway, pop, choreography and LGBT-themed favorites including a Big Gay Idol contest!
  • Youth Invasion: Five youth choruses combined to perform a rockin' collaborative concert featuring individual chorus performances and several combined numbers.
  • Women's Chorus Singin' in the Round: Our GALA women's choruses gathered in the Stage Theater for a song-sharing evening.
  • Mixed Chorus Singin' in the Round: GALA mixed choruses packed the Boettcher Concert Hall for a song-sharing event after their party in the sculpture garden.
  • Men's Chorus Commission Sing-Along:
  • Men's choruses enjoyed a sing-along of favorite commissions in Buell Theater.

  • Closing Ceremonies: Delegates enjoyed surprise performances by the Sugar Dandies, Stephen Schwartz, several choirs and a sing-along closing.


Check out the complete Festival Schedule.

Closing Ceremonies

The Sugar Dandies Programming
Stephen Schwartz

“Thank you for the experience of singing with the MileHIVoices (HIV+ chorus). In 20 years with GALA I have never done anything so wonderfully rewarding. I heard many stories from guys who used this concert to come out about their status to their own choruses. I know it was especially powerful for the guys who have been positive for less than 5 years to meet guys who have been positive for over 25.”

- Delegate