GALA FESTIVAL

GALA Choruses, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, leads the North American LGBT choral movement, and the PGMC is proud to be a member chorus. GALA Choruses is comprised of more than 170 member choruses, which amounts to over 8,000 singers. The organization is dedicated to helping choruses become more effective, both artistically and administratively. GALA Choruses' signature event is their quadrennial Festival, which brings together singers for the world's largest LGBT performing arts event.

GALA Choruses held its ninth quadrennial Festival July 7-11, 2012, at the Denver Performing Arts Center in Denver, Colorado. We were proud to represent the city of Providence and the state of Rhode Island. A record-breaking 6,100 singers and delegates attended, representing 112 performing choruses and an additional 48 small ensembles. With nearly round-the-clock performances held simultaneously in Three performance venues, Festival hosted more than 200 hours of choral performances. Festival 2012 highlights included a classical masterworks sing-along with the Colorado Symphony, a retrospective concert of 30 years of choral commissions, and morning "Coffee Concerts" featuring fully staged performances by selected ensembles.

So who and what are GALA Choruses?

GALA Choruses are CATALYSTS. They provide enthusiasm, resources and tools to inspire their member choruses to use the power of music to create social change.

GALA Choruses are HARMONIZERS. They are diverse people who employ the power of song with respect and understanding. They bring their communities together to experience musical excellence, collaboration, cooperation, acceptance, transparency, and opportunities for all.

GALA Choruses are LISTENERS. They listen to their members, their colleagues, and each other in order to understand the issues, define the roles, and serve the common welfare of our movement.

They are all LEADERS. They offer strategic direction to the movement we all serve. They work effectively with partners around the world who seek to achieve complimentary goals. They strengthen our association by nurturing effective leadership and ensuring robust, sustainable financial resources.

The vision of GALA Choruses is a world where all voices are free.

The mission of GALA Choruses is to empower LGBT Choruses as we all change our world through song.

Your continued contributions and ticket purchases will help us to get there with less financial impact on our members. Please consider supporting us as a group or sponsoring an individual chorus member in this venture.