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
October 2015    
  6th Annual Phila. LGBT History Celebration
Sun. October 11, 2015, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
City Hall, north side by flag poles
Broad and John F. Kennedy Sts. Philadelphia
PGMC sings two songs as part of the rainbow flag raising ceremony celebrating LGBT History Month.
Precedes OutFest.
Outfest   Outfest
Sun. October 11, 2015, 12-6 pm
Surrounding 12th & Locust Sts., Philadelphia PA
PGMC has a table at the 25th anniversary of this LGBT pride street festival.
Fall Ball   Fall Ball Masquerade Fundraiser
Sat. October 17, 2015, 7-11 pm
Theme: Brazilian Carnaval
Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St. Philadelphia
7-8 pm, VIP Reception, 33rd Floor VIP Room
8-11 pm, Main Event, Regency Ballroom
Our fourth annual black-tie optional masquerade. Theme: Carnaval. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, live band, dancing, the sexy Ball Boys, and more. Musical performance by Minas. Special VIP dance performance by New York’s Casa Brazilia. Full Fall Ball details.
AIDS Walk   Philadelphia AIDS Walk
Sun. October 18, 2015
Benefit for the AIDS Fund Philly, ActionAIDS and other AIDS organizations. PGMC walks and runs as Team 4004. Several of us are part of the coordinated event, the 5k AIDS Run Philly. Sponsor our team, or come out and join us!
November 2015    
  CUMC AIDS Benefit Concert
Sat. November 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church
149 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ
Brotherly Love performs.
December 2015    
Fall Ball   Bells, Brass & The Boys
December 3-5, 2015
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA
Our holiday concert features the Impulse Handbell Ensemble, a professional youth handbell ensemble from Princeton NJ, as well as brass, percussion and organ.
Auditions   PGMC Auditions
Wed. December 16, 2015, 6-8 pm.
Lutheran Church of Holy Communion
2111 Sansom St. Phila.
Come join all the fun!
March 2016    
Grunin Center   Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Sat. March 5, 2016, 8 pm
Ocean County College
1 College Dr., Toms River, NJ 08754
(South of Point Pleasant NJ.)
PGMC concert.
Flower Show   The Philadelphia Flower Show
Sun. March 6, 2016, 3-6 pm
PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts. Philadelphia PA
Brotherly Love performs at the LGBT VIP reception. Flower Show theme: Explore America.
Temple Beth Zion   Temple Beth Zion – Beth Israel
Fri. March 11, 2015, 7:00-7:30 pm
300 S. 18th St. Philadelphia PA
PGMC performs upbeat tunes including a preview of songs from our March concert.
Fall Ball   Lights! Camera! Sing!
March 17-19, 2016
Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA
We take you to the movies, and our own motion picture award ceremony, featuring music made famous on the silver screen.
June 2016    
Fall Ball  

Modern Families
June 2-4, 2016
Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA
Celebrates LGBT families and all their various forms.  The first half will be a performance of “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.  It features original music and lyrics by Michael Shaieb (the composer and lyricist of Through a Glass Darkly), book by Michael Schaieb and Brent Lord.  The second half features the world premiere of a new work commissioned by PGMC, by Andrea Clearfield and Tom Gualtieri.  It shares our stories and experiences of our chorus members’ families, as well as other songs focusing on family, friendship and love.

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.
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.
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