Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
“Songs from the Heart” is our big annual gala black tie fundraiser dinner and this year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this award winning event!
The fun begins at 6pm on Saturday, May 9th at the Metropolitan Ballroom.
Come out and sparkle with us and our beneficiary Clare Housing as we welcome our hosts Jason Matheson (FOX-9) and Mike Augustyniak (WCCO), our favorite auctioneer Karen Sorbo and a very special performance by the men of OutLoud!
Tickets are no longer available of the event but if you still want to attend, limited seating may still be available. Please call the Chorus Office at 612-339-7664.
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.
A Broadway Cabaret
June 19-20, 2015
May 9, 2015
May 16, 2015
Past Shows 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