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Milwaukee, WI

Testimonials from Milwaukee, WI #gmcla #itgetsbettertour “I write to confirm what everyone else at the Marcus Center this evening now knows: our show is fantastic, your performances stellar, your messages articulate, and your commitment to the humanity in all of us, including our LGBTQ youth, inspiring. I was so supremely honored to be among your […]

Review: Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. Tackles Bullying with Remembrance and Grace

By Humberto Capiro on March 2, 2015 for Living Out Loud – Los Angeles Both the Clementi family and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) have experienced great loss due to homophobia. For the Clementi family, it was the suicide of their son Tyler due to cyber bullying by their son’s roommate at Rutgers University […]

In ‘Tyler’s Suite,’ voices unite against bullying – LA Times

By TRE’VELL ANDERSON (Los Angeles Times) – February 28, 2015 hen Jane Clementi’s son Tyler went off to Rutgers University in fall 2010 and began playing violin for a school orchestra composed primarily of upperclassmen and graduate students, she thought the skill he had been perfecting since age 3 — even teaching himself how to play […]

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Honoring the Memory of Tyler Clementi

Jane Clementi speaks to The Advocate about this Saturday’s musical tribute to her son. By Gina Vivinetto for The Advocate – February 27 2015 It’s been four and a half years since the world mourned the death of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers College freshman who took his own life after being cyberbullied during his first few weeks at college. This Saturday […]

IGB Tour – Appleton, Tuesday February 17, 2015

The tour presented the IGB Experience at Appleton East and Menasha High Schools.  Cheryl Anderson, a reporter from Post-Crescent Media interviewed the cast after the Appleton East presentation, and that article can be read here. Below are photos from the two schools. All photos: James Geiger In the evening, the cast performed a Piano Cabaret,  held at […]

GMCLA Premieres Its Ambassador Chorus in a One Night Only Special Concert Featuring the All-Male String Quartet “Well-Strung”

The “Heartstrings” Show Also Features the Los Angeles Debut of “Tyler’s Suite” About the Life of the Late Tyler Clementi   February XX, 2015 (LOS ANGELES) – The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, today announced a new Los Angeles concert, […]

Tyler’s Suite – why we sing about Tyler Clementi

yler Clementi was a smart, talented and creative young man. He had a kind heart and bright spirit, and was deeply loved by his family and friends. He grew up with a passion for music and was an accomplished violinist. Tyler began playing the violin in the third grade. Tyler was also an enthusiastic bicyclist […]

A Life Without Music

Three years ago, Deondray often sat by himself during his lunch period.  A junior in high school, he struggled with being gay, fearing for his and his family’s safety.  It was this fear that kept him from believing and having the confidence to pursue his musical dreams. Before class, Deondray would close his eyes, sing […]

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 […]