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We’re in the List – Top 13 Shows!!!

Curtain Call: 13 Shows That Earned a Standing Ovation in 2014 GMCLA’s performance of I Am Harvey Milk at Disney Hall Andrew Lippa, composer of such Broadway musicals as The Addams Family and Big Fish, created a one-hour piece that’s equal parts formal musical and staged performance. Starring as the San Francisco gay rights pioneer […]

GMCLA in Rob Cantor’s “Shia LaBeouf” video

A few weeks ago members of GMCLA were asked to participate in a new video produced by Rob Cantor. Here’s the link to “Shia LaBeouf – Live:” ‪http://t.co/UtnW1AQQlN , which now has over 4.000,000 hits! Backstory from Rob Cantor: “I wrote the song in 2012, hoping Funny-or-Die would make it into a video with Shia LaBeouf. After they rejected […]

GMCLA – 35th Anniversary – a look back #gmcla

GMCLA conductor Joe Nadeau led a lively and touching two-act program for GMCLA’s 35th Anniversary concert at Walt Disney Hall this past weekend to a nearly sold-out crowd. As Executive Director Christopher Verdugo delivered an inspirational and moving speech, he described the historical significance of the evening and paid tribute to the visionary men who […]

From the Conductor’s Corner

Joe Nadeau is the Artistic Director of GMCLA. He leads and coordinates the artistic excellence you have to come to expect from GMCLA. As Joe prepares for his first Summer Concert we asked him what we can expect from this performance, and why the chorus takes on socially conscious projects such as I AM HARVEY […]


itgetsbetter Tour Visits Milwaukee, Wisconsin #itgetsbettertour

GMCLA’s it gets better Tour just returned from Milwaukee Wisconsin (February 25-March 2). Here is a chronology of the week’s activities! The cast travelled to Milwaukee on Monday, checked into their hotels,  and that evening participated in the Community Chorus Rehearsal at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. On Tuesday they presented the IGB Experience at […]

itgetsbetter Tour Visits Oxford, Ohio #itgetsbettertour

From November 11th through the 16th 2014, the itgetsbetter Tour visited Oxford, Ohio. Read an article (PDF) published in the Oxford Press by Brian Revelee about the tour visiting Oxford! Here are up-to-the-minute photos from stops along the way. “November 11 to 16, 2013 Oxford, Ohio — Hall Audi­to­rium at Miami Uni­ver­sity” From Oxford, Ohio, posted […]


Tour helps create a GSA in Box Elder County

itgetsbetter Tour Inspires Box Elder County GSA #gmcla #itgetsbettertour GMCLA’s it gets better national tour receives all kinds of fan mail after each visit to a new community. This one is from PFLAG board member Laurie E., who was inspired by recent our Ogden, UT visit. It was especially touching, so we thought we’d share: […]

Oxford, OH

Testimonials from Oxford, OH “Thank you so much for the invitation to the little event at OCAC.  I had a really great time!  Well done!  The performance was really awesome and I enjoyed our table conversations as well.”   “Thank you so much for arranging today’s visit from the LA Gay Men’s Chorus and the […]

Whitewater, WI

Testimonials from Whitewater, WI This message was sent anonymously to one of the Cast Members: “You don’t know me… but I saw you perform in Whitewater the other night and I wanted to thank you all for coming. I also wanted to let you know that the message you’re presenting reaches so many other issues […]

Ogden, UT

Testimonials from Ogden, UT “I wanted to give your organization huge congratulations for a very specific effect they are having on a specific community in Utah. Here is the story. When you’re traveling troupe of “It gets Better” was in Ogden last month, they held a Q & A after the performance. Those of us […]