Season 43 Begins!
After 18 months rehearsing and performing virtually, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles came together to rehearse in person at First Congregational Church. Over 120 members raised their voices (through masks) for this joyous celebration of song and renewal!
Under the leadership of Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison, the Chorus began work on our upcoming Holiday Concerts. The holiday concert dates and GMCLA’s entire Season 43 will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Our Summer GALA
GMCLA’s GALA 2021 was a great success! The Gala was supported by a $50,000 Challenge Grant from Carol and Richard Weaver with additional sponsorship from Morgan Stanley and The Vyas and Youredjian families. The event raised over $100,000 in total to support GMCLA’s reopening season and its return to the Alive Music Project.
For LA Pride 2021, 49 members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles came to the Getty Center to tape a performance for a virtual Pride celebration that aired on KABC television. The Museum’s travertine steps provided the perfect stage for a moving rendition of “We Shall Be Free.”
For GMCLA’s Pride Concert, which premiered on June 5, the Chorus performed some of the best music ever written! Among the songs in this hour-long virtual event are the soul-stirring We Shall Be Free and Hallelujah, the roof-shaking Raise You Up and This is Me, and the heart-stopping We Belong and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Our True Colors will be shining through for a Pride like none other and we want to celebrate it with you!
Please keep visiting our website – we have important updates coming soon!
GMCLA’s Pride Concert was supported in part by an arts grant from the
City of West Hollywood.
Additional support provided by:
Our first virtual performance, @Home for the Holidays, a huge success!
On Behalf of GMCLA I hope your holiday plans are peaceful and you and loved ones are safe Through the pandemic, we have done whatever was possible to keep the Chorus together while preserving our ability to start again from strength next year.
GMCLA’s first ever virtual concert @Home for the Holidays —which was free to everyone – was an enormous success! Over 5000 households viewed the stream and many folks that watched made donations!
Your donation would be so welcome at this time I sincerely hope you will think about giving, with a year-end gift to GMCLA. Your gift help keep our music and message alive.
We will be physically shut down for months ahead and we will continue be extremely careful about every dollar we spend, but we have no intention of stopping our music! We will soon announce our next virtual event and it’s going to be even more ambitious!
GMCLA performs three concerts per season, with special added performances too. This gallery contains links to older performances, videos, and photo galleries!
On August 16, 2019, an extraordinary sold-out evening held at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of GMCLA, and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Visit the page to experience the event, gorgeously captured by photographer Gregory Zabilski!
GMCLA’s Alive Music Project (AMP) has reached over 65,000 middle and high school students in the Los Angeles area with a message of acceptance and hope through music. On the AMP page find out how to bring the program to your school, and explore video of what a full presentation looks like!