Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus

A nonprofit organization

$11,567 Raised by 107 Donors

We aspire to be part of creating a world that celebrates equality and inclusion, inspired to action through our music.

Thank you for supporting Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus! We've been building community through music since our first performance on May 15, 1981.

As an organization that celebrates diversity and uses music as a way to transform, educate and heal, TCGMC works towards the elimination of homophobia and intolerance through community outreach and its three concerts each season. The three pillars of TCGMC; Community, Advocacy and Artistry continue to guide the organization, aspiring to give voice and visibility to a cultural minority, affecting positive social change while achieving a high level of musical integrity.

As a prominent Minnesota LGBTQ+ arts organization, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus provides a safe and welcoming environment for singers to form community through the performance of music.

  • “Music has always been a part of my life that deals with the stress of life. Some people have comfort food, music is my comfort food.” – Zach Halliwell, TCGMC Singer
  • “Music has always been kind of a survival thing for me, all through my childhood, which was not a very pleasant place to be and I always used music as a way to rise above it.” – Glenn Olson, TCGMC Singer

With a roster of over 150 singers, the Chorus provides its members with rewarding musical performance experiences that celebrate diversity and use music as a way to transform, educate and heal. Our strategic vision is to be a dynamic choral leader, changing lives through the performance of significant music.

  • “The outreach is probably my favorite part. I remember delivering this speech that my character had about your body and loving your body no matter what it is. And there was a trans child sitting right in front of me, crying, because what I was saying was speaking to them.” – Anthony Rohr, TCGMC Alumni 

Before 1980, gays and lesbians did not form choruses for the primary purpose of moving audiences to laughter or tears. They got together because they wanted to have fun, they wanted to sing. They sought sanctuary from bigotry and discrimination. During the AIDS crisis, they discovered they could form a community and support each other.

But today, TCGMC's vision is simply this: we aspire to be part of creating a world that celebrates equality and inclusion, inspired to action by the LGBTQ+choral movement and the members of this Chorus.

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Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus

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528 Hennepin Avenue Suite 307
Minneapolis, MN 55403



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