Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Why support Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus? We are changing lives – one song at a time. Last month’s tour to Southern Minnesota is an example of our outreach work and taking our gift of song outside of the Twin Cities metro area. Check out our “home movie” from the tour!
Outreach tours mean a lot to our singers, but our gift of song has such a positive impact for our new audiences. One audience member in Marshall told us, ““Since we moved to Marshall, we have met gays and lesbians but the majority are so afraid to come out. This is a very, very conservative rural area and the fact that you came to Marshall was overwhelming for some. The local high school is in the process of starting a Gay Straight Alliance group. One of the students was very moved by your performance. You more than likely gave many people joy, hope and courage that night.”
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus has changed hearts. It has changed minds. It has saved lives. It builds community. Please support the Chorus with an online donation today.
May 11, 2015: Thank you to everyone who attended “Songs from the Heart” on Saturday night! The event was a great success and your support will help TCGMC and its beneficiary Clare Housing in their missions. Thank you to our hosts Mike Augustyniak and Jason Matheson for being a part of a wonderful night at the Metropolitan Ballroom.
A special thank you to our 12-man ensemble OutLoud! for being our special guests. Our audience was thoroughly entertained!
Minnesota is known for its rich choral heritage and one way to celebrate this musical tradition is with the new “Northern Voice Festival!” TCGMC performed at the first annual festival, headlining in the new Ordway Concert Hall on Saturday, April 25. A great crowd was on hand to hear the chorus perform a few selections from their spring concert “Here Comes the Sun: The Music of the Beatles” as well as a sampling of repertoire from the LGBT choral movement.
Particularly moving was a performance of “Testimony,” the Stephen Schwartz work that TCGMC first performed in the spring of 2013 as part of their concert “It Gets Amazing!” Featuring the TCGMC Chamber Singers and full chorus, the work is based on texts from the “It Gets Better” campaign.
The Chorus also performed excerpts from last season’s premiere, “I Am Harvey Milk.”
April 13, 2015: The Chorus is back home after its successful Spring Tour 2015 in Southern Minnesota! The chorus performed on Friday, April 10th at Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in St. Peter, Minnesota (upper left); the second performance was on Saturday, April 11th at the Fine Arts Building at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota (lower right). We were so fortunate and excited to perform for two full houses and bring our gift of song to new audiences thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The first act of our two hour concert was music from the LGBT choral movement repertoire, including selections from I Am Harvey Milk, Metamorphosis and the work Testimony by Stephen Schwartz. Testimony is based on texts from the It Gets Better campaign and has become an important work to bring to new audiences.
There were many stories from the tour, but we wanted to share one that related to Testimony from our ASL interpreter, Stephen Medlicott, who traveled with us on tour. After our final performance in Marshall, “As I was leaving and headed to my car a man (came up to me and) asked if I was the interpreter. I said yes. He started to cry. He then said, ‘My parents are Deaf. It was really hard to come out to them and I didn’t have a lot of resources to tap into at the time. I video recorded you interpreting Testimony and I’m going to send it to my parents. I FINALLY have the words to tell them how hard it was for me. I wouldn’t have been able to do that had you not been there tonight.’”
Our mission is gay men building community through music. Thank you to everyone involved who made this tour happen!
We asked our Chorus members to share their stories. Stories of coming out. Stories of acceptance. Stories of realization – that moment when they knew that life indeed was going to get better. For many of our Chorus members, it was joining the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus that made the difference. Learn more about Our Amazing Stories!
November 3, 2010: On October 26, 2010, we gathered at our regular Tuesday evening rehearsal at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis to record a message of hope for our younger brothers and sisters.
This video has been included as part of the “It Gets Better” Project. Read our complete message and watch our video here.
Our 34th Season Continues
Single Tickets Now On Sale!
A Broadway Cabaret
June 19-20, 2015
Past Shows & Events This Season
Joyful and Triumphant
with The Copper Street Brass Quintet
December 12-14, 2014
Here Comes the Sun
The Music of the Beatles
March 27-29, 2015
Songs from the Heart XV
May 9, 2015
Wild West Bingo
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
May 16, 2015