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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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2014-2015 Concert Season
Rainbow Flag Raising   Rainbow Flag Raising
Thu. October 2, 2014, 1 pm
City Hall, north side by flag poles, Broad St. & JFK Blvd.
PGMC sings two songs as part of the ceremony for raising of the Rainbow Flag for National Coming Out Day.
Bearded Ladies   Bearded Ladies
Fri. October 10, 2014, 6-7 pm
30th Street Station Porch, 30th & Market Sts.
Rumor has it PGMC has something planned with the Bearded Ladies cabaret troupe. What? I cannot say. (They won’t let me.) Come see for yourself.
Philly Pride   Outfest
Sun. October 12, 2014, 12-7 pm
Roughly 11th-13th St. & Walnut to Spruce St. Map.
Street festival celebrating National Coming Out Day. PGMC has an info booth and mans the beer booths. All tips benefit PGMC.
Church   Centenary United Methodist Church
Sat. November 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
149 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ 08009
Brotherly Love performs. Free will donation.
Abington High School   Abington Junior High School
Fri. October 24, 2014
Appearance by PGMC. Not open to the public.
Fall Ball   Fall Ball Masquerade Fundraiser
Sat. October 25, 2014,
VIP Reception 7-8 pm; Main Event 8-11 pm.
Presented by Geno of Geno’s Steaks
Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Hotel
Liberty Ballroom, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Third annual black-tie optional fundraiser.
It Gets Better   It Gets Better
Sat. November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA
PGMC appears with members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and several area gay chorus: Phila. Voices, of Pride, Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, the Rainbow Chorale of DE. Also present are a number of gay community organizations. State Rep. Brian Sims is scheduled to appear. The It Gets Better project provides personal testimonies of LGBT directed towards LGBT youth who may feel isolated and be struggling with bullying or other issues.

Tickets: $21.
Thanksgiving Day Parade   Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thurs. November 27, 2014
PGMC performs in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade near the Art Museum steps.  The parade runs 8:30 am until noon along Ben Franklin Pkwy.  Watch for details.
Down Home Holiday   Down Home Holiday
Thu. – Fri. December 4-5, 2014, 8 pm and
Sat. December 6, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
Traditional American Christmas carols as well as country music favorites.
Kennedy House   Kennedy House
Wed. December 10, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm
1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Brotherly Love, PGMC’s select ensemble, performs.
Not open to the public.
Auditions   Auditions
Wed. December 17, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2111 Sansom St. Philadelphia PA
Auditions for new members. Rehearsals start January 7, 2015.

Barnes Foundation
Fri. December 19, 2014, 6:00 pm
2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA
Brotherly Love, PGMC’s small group ensemble, performs.
Free after admission to the Barnes Museum.

Bachelor Auction  

PGMC Bachelor Auction
February 2015
PGMC auctions off its most eligible bachelors to the highest bidder. Winning bids include dinner or a show.
Details TBA.

Scranton Cultural Center   Scranton Cultural Center
Sat. February 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503
Preview of our March concert, “Proud Marys: A Diva Sing-a-Long.”
Atria   Atria Senior Living
Tue. February 10, 2015, 7:00-8:00 pm
150 N. 20th St. @ Race St. Philadelphia 19103
Brotherly Love performs. Not open to the public.
Flower Show  

Philadelphia Flower Show
Sun. March 1, 2015, 4:00-6:00 pm
PA Convention Center, 12th & Arch Sts. Philadelphia.
Brotherly Love performs at the LGBT VIP reception.
Theme: “Lights, Camera, Bloom.”

Proud Marys   Proud Marys: A Diva Sing-Along
March 12-14, 2015, Thu.-Sat. 8 pm & Sat. 2 pm
Suzanne Roberts Theater,
480 S. Broad St. at Lombard St. Philadelphia
Belt out tunes of all the greats: Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Gloria Gaynor, and indulge your inner Diva.
Auditions   Auditions
March 2015; date TBA.
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2111 Sansom St. Philadelphia PA
Music School   Wilmington Music School
Sun. May 3, 2015, 3:00 pm
Brotherly Love performs. Open to the public; admission charged.
Equality Forum   Equality Forum
Date TBA, likely in early May.
PGMC will likely have an info table SundayOUT, which is the culmination of several days of events and festivities.
Summer In The City   Summer in the City
May 15-16, 2015, Fri.-Sat. 8 pm & Sat. 2 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion,
2110 Chestnut St. Philadelphia
All your favorites of summer fun and sun: Under the Boardwalk, Surfin’ USA, Summer Nights, and more!
Church   St. Michael Lutheran Church
Sun. May 31, 2015, 3:00 pm
109 E. Doe Run Rd., Unionville PA 19375
Brotherly Love performs. Free will donation.
Philly Pride Parade   Philly Pride Parade
Sunday in June 2015 (2nd week?)
PGMC will have a table at this annual event, and will likely march in the parade.

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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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Past Events
Note: Many videos are amateur and handheld, produced by our fans.

  • December 5-7, 2013: PGMC “Cool Yule” Big Band concert. Photos.

  • December 3, 2013: Tree lighting ceremony at the Shops at Liberty Place. Video.

  • December 1, 2013: Brotherly Love concert for the GSA scholarship fund for Norristown Area High School. November 30, 2013: Flash mob at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. Photos.

  • November 16, 2013: World AIDS Day service at Centary United Methodist Church.

  • October 19, 2013: Second annual PGMC Fall Ball Masquerade. Photos

  • May 16-18, 2013: ExtrABBAganza concert, an all-ABBA performance.

  • May 9, 2013: PGMC flash mob in front of the Marriott Downtown. Dancing Queen video

  • March 21-23, 2013: Big Broadway Sing, PGMC’s first sing-along concert.

  • December 6-8, 2012: PGMC concert, “Home for the Holidays”

  • December 1-2, 2012: PGMC performs as guests of Anna Crusis Women’s Choir at their concert, “Simply Love: A Marriage Equality Event.” With ACWC and Phila. Voices of Pride, we performed “What Matters,” a tribute to Matthew Shepherd by Randi Driscoll.

  • December 1, 2012: Flash mob at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Jingle Bells video. Photos.

  • December 1, 2012: Holiday caroling on Walnut St. Photos. Deck the Halls.

  • October 21, 2012: PGMC raises $3,050 for the 2012 Philly AIDS Walk, the leader of community groups. Photo1. Photo 2.

  • October 13, 2012: First annual Fall Ball masquerade fundraiser. PGMC raises over $45,000! Photos

  • October 5, 2012: Rainbow Flag raising at Phila. City Hall for LGBT Pride month.

  • October 1, 2012: Dedication of Barbara Gittings Way - the renaming of Locust St. btwn 12th & 13th Sts. "Something Inside So Strong" "Seize the Day"

  • September 28, 2012: PGMC's submission to the Open Air music-spotlight exhibit.

  • August 28, 2012: Phillies Gay Day. Photos.

  • July 7-11, 2012: PGMC performs at the quadrennial GALA Festival in Denver CO. Photos. Video and official website of "Raise Our Voice." Spontaneous "mile-high" outburst.

  • June 15-16, 2012: Legacy: 30th anniversary concert. Legacy "Feel the strength" Chorus bicep promo photos. Dress rehearsal. Premiere of "Raise Our Voice".

  • June 2012: Philly Pride Parade. PGMC wins "Gayest Group Award."

  • May 3, 2012: Drag Cabaret benefit. Video.

  • March 30-31, 2012: Concert, "Changes: In Good Time" Dress rehearsal Video clip from "Metamorphosis" with Smoke Lillies & Jade dancers.

  • March 10, 2012: Music OUT Loud with Unit. Univ. Church Del. County in Media PA

  • February 25, 2012: Pearl Necklace Cabaret with Brotherly Love

  • February 4, 2012: Marriage Equality Cabaret: Bro Lo performs at Five Minute Follies benefit for Freedom to Marry

  • December 23, 2011: Appearance at a Johnny Weir ice skating performance. Photos.

  • December 13, 2011: National Association of Catering Executives. Photos.

  • December 7, 2011: Brotherly Love spreads some holiday cheer on NBC’s 10 Show. Video

  • December 3, 2011: Holiday Flash Mob at the Ritz-Carlton, performing Sleigh Ride.

  • October 22, 2011: ActionAIDS 25th Anniversary. Philly Mag event article

  • October 15, 2011: Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia 40th anniversary: Video

  • October 8, 2011: PGMC Bachelor Auction & Pajama Party Photos by Patrick Hagerty

  • October 6, 2011: Rainbow Flag Raising at City Hall for LGBT History Month. Full video. Scroll over to the link at Oct. 7, 2011, Office of LGBT.

  • August 6, 2011: Return of Rat Pack Live Concert featuring Brotherly Love

  • June 18, 2011: Mmm-Bop – Best of the Boy Bands Concert: Photos

  • June 12, 2011: Philly Pride Parade: Photos, courtesy Patrick Hagerty; the first five are of PGMC.

  • June 11, 2011: Gay Bingo: YMCA Medley

  • June 6, 2011: Philadelphia Theatre Company 35th Anniversary: Flash mob performance.

  • May 10, 2011: PNC Arts Alive Reception: PGMC is one of the winning grants!

  • April 16, 2011: Cherish the Child Concert, which included Prayers for Bobby, with Pat Ciarrocchi of CBS 3 as the mother, Mary Griffith. Photos

  • April 8, 2011: Cinnaminson High School: Diversity celebration of several south New Jersey schools.

  • January 1, 2011: Mummers' Fancy Brigade: Inaugural LGBT appearance; two songs between their sets: Photos

  • December 18, 2010: Holiday Flash Mob at the Ritz-Carlton. Go Go Rudy video

  • December 11-12, 2010: Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum Holiday Concert: Photos

  • October 30, 2010: Margaret Cho, Comedian in Atlantic City: “Your Dick” video

  • October 30, 2010: A Random Act of Culture: 650 choristers at Macy’s with the 1904 Wannamaker Organ, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and others. Handel’s Messiah video

  • October 6, 2010: Rainbow Flag Raising at City Hall for LGBT History month: National anthem video

  • October 2010: It Gets Better Project for gay teens who may feel isolated or bullied. PGMC’s contribution

  • July 13, 2010: Camden Riversharks gay community night: National anthem video
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus P.O. Box 30185 Philadelphia, PA, 19103 215.731.9230 info @ pgmc.org