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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 […]

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: […]