Moving to a new city can be an intimidating and stressful prospect. Don’t know anyone? Not sure where to go for a fun night out? Worst of all, wondering where you’ll get your singing kicks? Never fear: PGMC is here!
The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus has been welcoming new members, including new Philadelphians, with open arms every year since its inception, and that didn’t change for our very special 35th Anniversary season. Join us in saying hello to these new singing sensations of the City of Brotherly Love:
Cabbie, a transplant from D.C., where he sang with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, moved here with his partner in April. A textbook extrovert, “almost to a fault,” or so he says, Cabbie has the distinct honor of having sung in the backup chorus for the most beloved high school anthem this side of Y2K, Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever).” We think his love of the chorus brotherhood will ensure a few forever friends here in Philly, too.
Another new Philadelphian, Dom recently relocated with his husband and their two teenage kids. High school principal by trade and an excellent baker and cook in his spare time, Dom joined the chorus to make connections to the local gay community (we do tend to take over bars and festivities on a regular basis…) and, of course, to sing! PGMC says “¡Bienvenidos!” to this fluent Spanish speaker; and we won’t say no to some homemade cookies either!
Tommie is also a gay chorus alum, having sung for ten years with his Texan brethren in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston. An experienced musician, section leader, and board member, this St. Patty’s Day baby simply loves to sing, and we are sure he’ll bring a beautiful sound to PGMC! Oh, and by the way, he’s a damn good pianist and web designer to boot.
Welcome to all our new members, who will be making their concert debut at All Wrapped Up, this December 1-3 at the Prince Music Theater! Tickets are now available.