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The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus with Liz Callaway

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 season as we present our holiday concert Underneath the Tree (December 11th and 12th, 2015), I'm the Greatest Star - The Fabulous Female Singers (March 19, 2016) and Premiere (June 18, 2016).

Join Us on September 10th for Voice Placement

Dr. Robert StraussInterested in joining the RGMC? If so, you'll want to join us for the first rehearsal of our 2015-2016 season on Thursday, September 10th at 121 North Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Voice placements for new members at will begin at 6:00 PM and the first full rehearsal for our December concert, Underneath the Tree, will start at 7 PM.

During voice placement, our Artistic Director, Dr. Robert Strauss, will take a few minutes to listen to your range and voice type using some simple vocalization. The voice placement is also an opportunity to chat with Rob about what you'd like to gain from your choral experience with RGMC and to discuss the most effective ways for you to contribute to the ensemble. Come sing with us!

Our December concert will feature the Genesee Valley Children's Choir as we sing fun holiday tunes including: The Chipmunk Song; Ding Dong, Merrily on High; I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas; I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas; Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth; Little Saint Nick; The Marvelous Toy; O Chanukah! O Chanukah!; Suzy Snowflake; 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and many others!

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RGMC Alumni Brunch Set for September 20th

The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus is llaunching an Alumni Organization. All past chorus members, employees, staff and volunteers from the past 33 years are encouraged to attend these two upcoming events and sign up to be part of the new RGMC Alumni community "Supporting Social Change Through Choral Excellence! Ensuring Our Legacy, Promoting Our Future!"

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Liz Callaway and the RGMC Rocked the House!

Liz Callaway

Broadway star Liz Callaway peformed with the RGMC on June 20th and brought the house down with several standing ovations.

Highlights included "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair" (South Pacific), "Colors of the Wind" (Pochaontas), "Memory" (Cats), "Meadowlark" (The Baker's Wife), "People" (Funny Girl), "Downtown" and "Let the River Run" (Working Girl). The evening ended with Ms. Callaway singing "The Story Goes On", from the 1983 Broadway musical Baby with the chorus and orchestra led by Dr. Robert Strauss.

Thank you to all of you who came to Saturday's performance. And a special thank you to our corporate sponsors who helped us bring Liz Callaway to Rochester - Blackfriars Theatre, The Strathallan Hotel a Doubletree by Hilton and Pour Coffee Parlor.

We also wish to thank Asbury First United Methodist Church, Amy Dodge, Julia Figueras, Casey Gray, Robert Hammond (host of WXXI's "Stage Notes"), Danny Hoskins, The LGBT Giving Circle, Cristin Monahan, Jenny Muhl, Julia Ng (Eastman School of Music Concert Office), Elena Oyer (VisitRochester), Rick Porlier, Allen Shannon (Nazareth College Theatre Department), James Welch, Julia Lynn Weston, and Jeff Wilson.

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Photos: Dustina Hooper