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
     
     
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Independence Hall   50th Anniv. LGBT Civil Rights Movement
Sat. July 4, 2015, 2:15-3:15 pm
Independence Hall
520 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA
PGMC are joined by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus to sing America the Beautiful as part of a ceremony hosted by Wanda Sykes honoring the 50th anniversary of the LGBT movement. Free. Additional activities are held July 2-5.
PGMC also performs one song at Independence Hall at 10 am, as part of the Celebration of Freedom Morning Ceremony.
     
   
Barnes   Barnes Foundation
Sun. July 5, 2:20-2:40 pm
2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy 19130
Brotherly Love performs upbeat, familiar tunes. Part of the Free First Sundays series, 10 am - 5 pm, with activities 1 - 4 pm. Free tickets can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 am from the Barnes, and include access to the Collection gallery and special exhibits. Advanced reservations are not available for this event.
     
     
August    
     
     
Auditions   PGMC Auditions
Wed. August 12 & 26, 2015, 6-8 pm
Lutheran Church of Holy Communion
2111 Sansom St. Phila.
Come join all the fun!
     
     
     
October 2015    
     
   
Fall Ball   Fall Ball Masquerade Fundraiser
Sat. October 17, 2015, 7-11 pm
Theme: Brazilian Carnaval
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia
Save the date!
     
     
     
December 2015    
     
   
Fall Ball   Bells, Brass & The Boys
December 3-5, 2015
Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom 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.
     
     
     
March 2016    
     
   
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 2015    
     
   
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.

     
     
     
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