Upcoming PGMC Events

Below is a list of our upcoming major concerts, fundraisers, special events, and appearances around town. Come check out all we have to offer! Appearances that are not open to the public are marked. Or check out some of the photos and amateur video of some past appearances, including LGBT flag raisings, flash mob performances, outreach concerts at schools, and more. Want to include us in your event? You can! Hire us.

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2015-2016 Concert Season

Down Home Holliday   Proud Mary   Summer in the City

All PGMC Appearances and Events
May 2016    
Fall Ball  

Marom Kabbalat Pride Shabbat
Fri. May 20, 2016, 6:00-9:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion - Beth Israel
300 S. 18th St. Philadelphia PA

An evening of Jewish LGBT pride. PGMC performs upbeat tunes for the first hour, including a preview of songs from our upcoming concert, Modern Families. The second hour is a Marom Kabbalat Shabbat service. The third hour is a fabulous oneg with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Co-sponsored by Spectrum Philly, JFCS, J.Proud.

June 2016    
Fall Ball  

Modern Families
Fri. June 3, 2016, 8 pm
Sat. June 4, 2016, 2 pm & 8 pm
Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA

Celebrate LGBT families in all their various forms. The first half will feature “Alexander’s House,” a one-act choral staged musical about a man who dies and leaves his summer home to his estranged son instead of his partner. It is a story about bringing people together from separate worlds and about the family of friends we create. The original music and lyrics are by Michael Shaieb, the composer and lyricist of Through a Glass Darkly. Based on the book by Michael Schaieb and Brent Lord.

The second half features the world premiere of a new work commissioned by PGMC, That Summer: A Fantasia on Family. The cantata is in three movements, with music by Andrea Clearfield and libretto by Tom Gualtieri. Drawing on interviews and transcripts, and scored for men’s chorus, piano, and percussion, That Summer dramatizes the evolution of a community coming to terms with something we have never had to face: the dream of a family in a society which, until now, has not legally acknowledged our relationships. We’ll also have other songs focusing on family, friendship and love.

Tickets are currently available. VIP Supporter packages with discount prices on multiple premium seats for one or both concerts (similar to subscriptions) are also available. FB Event.

Philly Pride Parade   Philly Pride Parade
Sun. June 12, 2016, 12-6 pm

PGMC performs in the parade (noon) and has a table at the festival.
Sing Out   Everyone Sing Out
Sat. June 18, 2016, 4 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971

Our own mid-Atlantic mini-GALA event, featuring the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware (our gracious hosts), Anna Crusis Women’s Choir and the New Wave Singers of Baltimore. PGMC reprises songs from the second half of our Modern Families concert, including the newly commissioned work, That Summer: A Fantasia on Family. Other groups will preview songs that they will be performing at the Gay & Lesbian Association of Choruses quadrennial festival, being held in July in Denver, CO. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available through the Rainbow Chorale.
July 2016    
Fall Ball   GALA Festival
July 2-6, 2016
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver CO
PGMC travels to perform in this quadrennial festival of LGBT choruses from around the world.
October 2016    
Fall Ball 2016   Fall Ball Masquerade Fundraiser
Sat. October 15, 2016, 7-11 pm
Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St. Philadelphia PA
Save the date for our fifth annual event. Thanks to everyone who made Fall Ball 2015 a huge success.  Check out additional photos from the event.
Want to see what we’ve done recently?  Check out our past events of the past few years.  Get highlights of our 30 year history.  Or listen to clips from some of our concerts.

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Add Friendship and Hope to Your Event with a PGMC Appearance
Can’t wait for our next concert?  Hate looking for parking?  Have PGMC come to you!  In addition to our three major concerts, we also do performances in the community.  Whether you want to deliver a message of inclusion and acceptance for all, want to augment a formal event with some serene music, or just want to add a dash of whimsy, we’re here for you.  We do a variety of events, including flash mob appearances, school/community outreach parties, community/civic events, pride festivals, holiday parties, commitment ceremony receptions, gala fundraisers and anniversary celebrations.  We have music to suit almost any occasion.  Have members of the entire Chorus come out, or our select ensemble, Brotherly Love, can come instead. Rates:
* PGMC 1-1.5 hour concert $3,000
* Brotherly Love   1-1.5 hour concert $2,000

Prices are negotiable based on length of performance and non-profit status.  To find out how you can book an appearance with Philadelphia’s premier men’s chorus, e-mail the director, Joe Buches: director @ pgmc.org
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The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus P.O. Box 30185 Philadelphia, PA, 19103 215.731.9230 info @ pgmc.org