The nation’s oldest self-identified LGBT mixed chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco is dedicated to building and enriching the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community through song and a love of music. Since LGCSF’s first concert 34 years ago at a local middle school, the Chorus has performed around the world, and hundreds of times in San Francisco. The Chorus has provided a forum for San Francisco’s gay and lesbian music lovers to develop their talents, find good friends, and share their gifts with San Francisco’s diverse communities.Reflecting the gender and sexual diversity of our city, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco educates and inspires the greater community to live authentically through music and laughter. LGCSF demonstrates its commitment to: authenticity, musical excellence, social harmony, community service, inclusion and accessibility, and laughter by producing and performing music of various genres at paid concerts and free outreach events.
Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus
The Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is a 50 voice gay men’s chorus that performs a wide variety of music, from Classical to Broadway, in three seasonal and numerous outreach performances every year. The Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is the most active and well-known Gay Arts organization in the Oakland and East Bay region of California. Centrally located in Oakland, the chorus serves many communities, with members coming from all around the Bay Area.
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Small Ensemble
In November of 1978, from the steps of San Francisco City Hall, the world’s first openly gay men’s chorus sang in public for the very first time. It was at a candlelight vigil for Harvey Milk, the day he was murdered. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus toured the country, inspired thousands, and helped to ignite the worldwide gay and lesbian choral movement. The SFGMC chorus creates extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism, and compassion. Their small ensembles include The Lollipop Guild, Vocal Minority, SWAG, and HomoPhonics.
Entertaining San Francisco for 33 years
The Golden Gate Men’s Chorus was formed by Dick Kramer in 1982 as the Dick Kramer Gay Men’s Chorale. Mr. Kramer, one of the founding fathers of the American gay choral movement, envisioned a small men’s ensemble reminiscent of university men’s choruses of 19th-century Europe. Reorganized as the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus in 1988, the GGMC continues to present high quality performances of men’s choral music.