Welcome to the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
Welcome to the home of the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus. For more than 30 years the RGMC has exemplified excellence in choral arts by serving the Greater Rochester Community as well as all of Western New York.
We currently perform three concerts annually and also participate in many other public appearances throughout the community. Through the passion of our music, our goal is to touch the hearts and souls of all those who listen.
Join us for our next concert, There's Something About Mary! on December 12 and 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM. We will also host our fourth annual toy drive benefiting needy area children, so bring an unwrapped toy to the concert and help celebrate the spirit of the holidays!
ROC•The•Day on 12-02-2014
Donate to the RGMC!
On December 2nd, 2014 Rochester will come together to ROC•The•Day and we need you to join us. The annual event marks 24 hours of unprecedented giving community giving. And, it's your chance to make a real difference right here in the Greater Rochester region.
2013 marked our most successful year, raising just over $1800 and this year we know we can beat that! We have already received a generous matching contribution by one of our donors of $250 dollars! Join us in supporting our community and ROC•The•Day on December 2nd, 2014.
Find out more and commit to give at www.roctheday.org/RochesterGayMensChorus.
RGMC Receives Grant from LGBT Giving Circle!
The LGBT Giving Circle has graciously awarded the RGMC a $2,000 grant for the second time in the three years it has been awarded! On Monday, November 17, 2014 we were presented the grant at the LGBT Giving Circle’s Grant Presentation Program, accepted by Darryl Tardy, Chair of the RGMC Board of Directors.
As we continue into 2015, we are very excited to utilize this grant from the LGBT Giving Circle to help make our mission of nurturing pride and acceptance of diversity through the choral arts. This grant will fund our capstone performance, The Story Goes On on June 20th, 2015.
The compositions will be part of a larger work that will be premiered during the 2016 GALA (Gay & Lesbian Alliance) Conference in Denver, and will have national impact and exposure, reaching far beyond our Rochester community.
The original works will be written by David Henderson and composed by Rob Deemer. Mr. Henderson is the Artistic Director of Method Machine Performance and Art Company, co-founded in 2007, as an artistic playground committed to producing and presenting daring, relevant, and illuminating experiments in performance and art. Mr. Deemer’s compositions have been performed throughout the USA by renowned musical institutions including the Rascher Saxophone Quartet and the U.S. Army Orchestra (Pershing’s Own). Mr. Deemer has been composer-in-residence with the Buffalo Chamber Players since 2010.
RGMC Holiday Concert Tickets Now on Sale!
There's a chill in the air, and Thanksgiving is less than a month away, which means it's time for holiday music! You won't be sick of those jingles after hearing the RGMC perform their pun-filled holiday show, "There's Something About Mary!"
This year's show will be held on December 12th and 13th at 8:00 PM at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Ave, Rochester NY 14614.
This year's holiday concert will focus on the star of any Christmas show, the Virgin Mary, with "Ave Maria," "Oh Holy Night," and plenty of other fun tunes to get you ready for the holidays!
We will also host our fourth annual toy drive, so bring an unwrapped toy to the concert and help celebrate the spirit of the holidays! The toys are being donated to the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, who will give them to the children of RAIHN.
Liz Callaway to Perform with the RGMC in June!
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus will perform with a legend this June!
Broadway star Liz Callaway (Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Cats, and the animated film Anastasia) will be joining us for our season finale The Story Goes On, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8 PM in Hochstein Performance Hall.
Not only can you attend the concert, but you can help bring her to Rochester, and maybe even have the chance to meet her.
Click here to find out how!
Don't miss out on this exciting concert. Buy your tickets now.