Phoenix, Colorado’s Trans Community Choir found ourselves at the center of controversy when parental complaint around our scheduled performance of our original play, Raven’s True Self, at a local elementary school was taken up by the CBS Denver News. The wholesome play, about a transgender raven in a community of animals and the importance of friendship, unconditional love, and being seen for who you are on the inside, was deemed as “inappropriate for children.” Concerned parents, who were invited to attend the performance, released a statement saying that “We are saddened that this highly controversial and divisive topic would be presented to such young children.” The story was also taken up by LGBTQ Nation.
GALA provides spaces for choirs wishing to rehearse during the Festival week.
These sample agreements can be used to create common ground and understanding for conversations and for communities.
Festival 2024 hosts just under 200 concerts in 4.5 days! Check this page for details as the schedule unfolds.
Making sure all of our delegates and guests at Festival 2024 are safe is our priority.
Read this to begin with your New Harmony Process.
A series of scenarios for your chorus to think about various experience of sexual orientations
Eight Festival Choruses offer singing delegates the chance to work with a guest conductor, rehearse with singers from across the world, and perform in an evening Blockbuster concert. You can sign up for Festival choirs in November 2023!
For those not performing at Festival 2024 (spouses, guests, friends, locals, etc) tickets can be purchased for individual concerts.