Sponsor the Beijing Queer Chorus!
GALA Choruses wants to bring the 12 members of the Beijing Queer Chorus to Festival in Denver and have asked all of its member choruses to help sponsor each member to make the journey.
GALA hopes to raise $3,500 for each singer to participate in this history making event.
Calliope Women’s Chorus, One Voice Mixed Chorus and TCGMC are collecting donations from its singing membership and will send a lump sum donation to GALA Choruses. Our combined goal is to raise $3,500 on behalf of the Twin Cities GALA membership to bring one singer over to experience the GALA choral movement here in the United States. As of February 5, One Voice has already raised $450 in support.
This effort is completely voluntary. We know that the immediate need is to cover your own expenses to attend GALA Festival. If you would like to participate, you can make a donation online below, bring a check to your next rehearsal, or contact your chorus’s office or leadership.
TCGMC is hosting this donation page on behalf of our choruses. You can make a credit card contribution here. Credit card donations will be processed at the end of February.
Once all donations are in, TCGMC, OVMC and Calliope Women’s Chorus will present a single check to GALA Choruses to help support a singer from Beijing.
The gathering of thousands of LGBT chorus members in one place is something that simply doesn’t happen in China. The effect of the excitement, inspiration and organizational motivation the BQC will bring back to Beijing is incalculable. Our participation in bringing about social change through music in a socially oppressive region is crucial!