We are so pleased to announce that the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus is returning to our traditional chorus performance schedule bringing quality live entertainment to our communities after a year of virtual performances. It is the 39th year of our legacy and we are thrilled to join each other in singing and encouraging our communities to a healthy and optimistic future.
The chorus will be begin rehearsals in September for all vaccinated chorus members and will be performing our traditional holiday concert in December, our March 2022 concert (Elton John tribute), and our PRIDE concert in July of 2022. We are seeking vaccinated alumni to join us in rehearsals and welcome new members who are fully vaccinated to sing in September. Information of membership is available here.
We are extremely conscientious about the safety of our patrons, members, and community members and will be following all safety protocols required.
All concerts will be held at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614.
Finally, we can celebrate a holiday season with song, entertainment, friends, community members, and a tradition of joy, gratitude, and hope. The RGMC and Rochettes will be back performing a mix of seasonal music that expresses our heartfelt gratitude to all our supportive audience members, our communities, and to each member of our chorus family.
Our concert includes the following holiday selections to highlight the season and our gratitude for all of our health, being able to sing together again, and to express our appreciation for our audience support: Hallelujah, Alleluia, Believe, We Need A Little Christmas, I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus, Gracias a la Vida and many more of your holiday favorites.
We hope you will schedule your holiday calendar early and plan on celebrating with the RGMC and the Rochettes.
Pull out your most outrageous glasses, your craziest hats & costumes, and your biggest boas for two concerts that will assuredly sell out. The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus will be honoring gay icon and legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer—Sir Elton Hercules John. Elton John has sold more than 300 million records and he is one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Come enjoy an evening that you can sing along with and reminisce about where you were and the memories you hold dear to your favorite Elton hits. We guess there isn’t ONE song that will increase your CIRCLE OF LIFE until we perform THE LAST SONG so YOU CAN FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT. We will do our best to perform YOUR SONG and give it a PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM as it propels like a ROCKET MAN into your heart. So please don’t say GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD and miss this opportunity to proudly proclaim THE BITCH IS BACK as you get your CROCODILE ROCK on like a CANDLE IN THE WIND. We know our audience will never say I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES after attending this joy-filled concert.
Saturday July 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Legacies are an important part of who we are. Our reflection on the gifts we have received, from our past, builds our future and offers hope for new growth. PRIDE is integral to our society and the continued acceptance we seek as an LGBTQ community. The R.G.M.C. will be saying “Thank You” as we celebrate Pride in July. We hope our music will build bridges of understanding, acceptance and equality, and that the community will embrace the mission of our organization to strengthen our communities. Join us for a concert celebrating our legacy and future in the LGBTQ community, our city, state, nation, and world.
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus wants to help make your holidays happier by giving you some cash. Use it anyway you want - buy something nice for yourself, or your family or a friend. For $10.00 you can enter our drawing and win up to $500.00 in cash. Only 500 tickets will be sold and 10 lucky winners will be selected for prizes ranging from $50.00 to $500.00.
The drawing will be held at our Holy~Lujah Concert on Sunday December 5, 2021. Entrants do not need to be present to win - you will be notified. Tickets are available online (see link below), from any chorus member, or at our SpaGAYtti dinner. They will also be available at Holy~Lujah (both Saturday and Sunday's performances).
Join us for a fun-filled evening benefitting the Rochester Gay Men' Chorus. Enjoy food, drink, a Live DJ, performances by the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus and local Drag Queens, and bid on some great items in our Silent Auction. We are asking those attending our Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to wear masks and/or come dressed in Mardi Gras themed costumes. Traditional Mardi
Gras celebrations nearly always involve the use of masks and costumes by its participants, and the most popular celebratory colors are purple, green, and gold. In fact, in New Orleans, float
riders are required by law to wear masks!
For information on tickets, including VIP Tables, Sponsorship and donating an item or two to our silent auction, click on the link below to visit our Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball page.
All audience members will be required to wear a mask during our Holly~Lujah concert. Proof of vaccinated will not be required.
All chorus members and staff have been vaccinated.