Reginald Kenneth Dwight’s music will be filling the concert hall of Hochstein this March. What? You are not familiar with his work? How about by this name, Sir Elton Hercules John? Yes, the Rocket Man! Elton John’s music has been popular and played on radios since 1969. The RGMC will be rocking our audiences to hits like Daniel, Rocket Man, Honky Cat, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Bennie and the Jets, and Candle in the Wind, to name a few. This concert will not only be epic and hugely popular with many generations but it will be a concert you will never forget! Wear your bizarre glasses and most outlandish outfit and participate in this amazing concert.
Legacies are an important part of who we are and 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 RGMC will be kicking off the Rochester Pride festivities with our concert, again in July of 2020. We hope our music will build bridges of understanding, acceptance and equality will increase, and that crowds 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.
4 PM & 6 PM
Grab a napkin and the biggest bowl you can find - it's time for our annual all you can eat Spa-GAY-tti Dinner! We will be serving dinner on Sunday, January 26 at Asbury First United Methodist Church 1050 East Ave Rochester NY, 14607. We will serve up our guests at 2 seatings, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. And we will continue the ever popular bead raffle for a chance to win some great prizes. And we might even hear a little something from the RGMC.Bring your family, your friends, and their family to gather around the table and enjoy a hot plate of authentic Italian food to support the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus.
Mardi Gras, a celebration of life before the more-sombre occasion of Ash Wednesday, nearly always involves the use of masks and costumes by its participants. In New Orleans, for example, these often take the shapes of fairies, animals, people from myths, or various Medieval costumes, as well as clowns and Indians (Native Americans). Today many costumes are simply elaborate creations of colored feathers and capes.
Now if this doesn’t sound like the perfect setting for a Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus fundraiser we don’t know what would fill that bill. We are very excited about this year’s major fundraising adventure that joins dinner, dance, entertainment, raffles, Rochester icons, masks, costumes, and entrance to the Memorial Art Gallery. February 22 will be the evening to don your best costume and masks (they will be provided at the door, also). The fantastic evening will begin at 5PM and go until 10PM. The cost includes dinner, entertainment and gallery entrance. The $75 donation will be a major support to the chorus and the performances for 2020. There will be a cash bar, also.
Imagine with me a world that turns topsy-turvy. A world devoid of anger, hostility, frustrations, angst, worry, and concerns. Imagine a world full of joy, laughter, pleasure, and fun. Imagine a world where traditional roles are challenged in a hilarious format and fun-filled atmosphere.
That is what the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus offers you for two amazing performances of their traditional shows—Miscast. Miscast refers to the genre of music performed that evening. Members of the chorus perform solos and ensemble numbers that traditionally would be cast by someone of the opposite gender. Antics are high and performances are memorable. It is a concert you don’t want to miss and that you will enjoy every minute.
This is not your typical RGMC concert and is more intimate in its setting at the Blackfriars Theatre. It is a opportunity to support the RGMC in its fundraising efforts, experience a fantastic concert & performances, and escape to a world of pure enjoyment for an hour or two.