Thank you for selecting to make a donation on our behalf to the Twin Cities Gay Mens Chorus. Paul is beginning his 9th Season of singing with TCGMC. He has served on the Board of Directors for the past 7 years, chaired or co-chaired the annual gala fundraiser, Songs from the Heart, served as Membership Vice-President and Membership President during the transition to our new Artistic Director, Dr. Ben Riggs, and currently serves as Board Chair.
Recently, a member of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus wrote, “As a community, the Chorus serves a supportive and stabilizing role for its members…I know several members who, facing depression and other challenges over the years, have said, ‘The Chorus has saved my life.’”
Now in our 34rd season, the goals of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus continue to be three-fold: 1) to achieve a high level of musical integrity; 2) to give voice and visibility to a cultural minority; and 3) to confront homophobia and intolerance and affect positive social change.
As a prominent Minnesota LGBT arts organization, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus provides a safe and welcoming environment for gay men to form community through the performance of music.
The Chorus promotes social justice and the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through our regular season of performances and community outreach performances across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. TCGMC’s strategic vision is to be a dynamic choral leader, changing lives through the performance of significant music.
During the campaign to defeat the proposed Constitutional Amendment that would have re-written the Minnesota Constitution to define marriage as being limited to a man and a woman, the chorus feverishly traveled the State of Minnesota singing “Marry Us” to raise awareness and prompt conversations about Marriage Equality. From performing at small neighborhood rallies in rural Minnesota to singing on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall moments before the first same sex weddings were officiated by Mayor RT Rybak, the Chorus has been there, using song as their voice.