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Welcome to the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus


Rochester Gay Men's Chorus with Director Dr. Robert Strauss

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.




Help Support Our "Dollars to Notes" Campaign

The Community FoundationWe hope that your summer is going well.  We ended our season on a high note with our 35th anniversary concert, Back to Broadway, emceed by the talented Mrs. Kasha Davis.  And we just finished up several appearances during PRIDE WEEK here in the city.

Typically, the summer months are when we rest our voices, but the work doesn't stop.  Behind the scene, the staff and board of the RGMC are preparing the 2018 - 2019 season which promises to continue the tradition of excellence and showmanship that has become the hallmark of the chorus.  Dr. Robert Strauss is finalizing music selections and season tickets will be going on sale very soon.

The RGMC could not sing without music and we use a LOT of music.  A typical concert features between 11 and 15 songs.  We must purchase the music and then pay for the rehearsal rights as well as the performance fees, which go to the writers and publishing companies.  The more popular the music, the higher the cost to perform.  These costs continue to go up and our budget for music this coming season is $10,000!  That is a hefty amount of money to spend to sing for our community and friends and family.  

We are kicking off the Dollars to Notes Campaign to help support the cost of putting music in the hands of our singers. The average cost for one singer's music for the season is $100.  By donating towards the Dollars to Notes Campaign, your gift will support our music costs for this coming season.  Donations can be made in any amount and if you donate $100 or more, you will be recognized as a Music Sponsor by the RGMC.

Donations can be made online (use link below) or by mailing a check to the RGMC, 121 N. Fitzhugh St, Suite 315, Rochester, NY 14614 (mark your donation "Dollars to Notes Campaign").

We hope you will join us in supporting the Dollars to Notes Campaign as the chorus continues to "create social change through excellence in the choral arts.”

Yours in song and pride,

Theodore W. Smith Chairman, Board of Directors Rochester Gay Men's Chorus




Support the RGMC Through New Endowment Fund

The Community FoundationThanks to the generosity of longtime RGMC patron and LGBTQ advocate James Moran, the chorus now has a $25,000 endowment fund through the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

The structure of an endowment fund allows this gift to have a long-term impact, as the principal amount will be held intact while the income from its investments is utilized.

We can make use of the funds once the account grows to $100,000.

This exciting development will help to support the mission of the chorus for many years to come. In your own giving plans, please consider donating to the endowment online.

We also can gratefully accept cash donations, appreciated assets (such as stocks and bonds), and bequests. Donations by check may be mailed to the chorus office (121 N. Fitzhugh St., Suite #315, Rochester, NY 14614-1214), with specification that the donation is for the endowment fund.


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