Gay Men's Chorus of Washington

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington https://gmcw.org/
Phone: 202-293-1548 The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC sings to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all.
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04/02/2021
THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - Jerry Herman (2010)

Flashback Friday to the 2010 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS when GMCW performed as part of the tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman

Kennedy Center Honors performance in honor of Jerry Herman staring: Kelsey Grammer, Carol Channing, Matthew Morrison, Christine Ebersole, Christine Baranski,...

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's cover photo
03/31/2021

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's cover photo

03/31/2021
GMCW performs "The Village" (2018)

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility - an annual event dedicated to celebrating transgender people, raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, and celebrating of their contributions to society. This is video of "The Village" from our 2018 concert "TransAmerica." Soloist: Stephen Crisp. Featured dancer: James Ellzy.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "The Village" at their 2018 concert, "TransAmerica." Words and music by Stephen Wrabel. Soloist: Stephen Cris...

GMCW is excited to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility with music! This playlist celebrates the art & experiences of...
03/31/2021
Trans Day of Visibility Playlist

GMCW is excited to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility with music! This playlist celebrates the art & experiences of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people, including songs by trans musicians and songs performed as part of GMCW’s TransAmerica concert. In this year when trans rights are being threatened by local legislature in many US states, it is important to recognize the struggles as well as the joy, beauty, and resilience of trans people. So, like and download this playlist, jam out to it in the car, and share it with friends and family!
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Our Rock Creek Singers ensemble will perform the National Anthem (virtually) next Tuesday March 30 at the Washington Wiz...
03/27/2021

Our Rock Creek Singers ensemble will perform the National Anthem (virtually) next Tuesday March 30 at the Washington Wizards Pride Night (Wizards v Charlotte Hornets). The game will be broadcast on NBC Washington Sports Plus beginning at 7:00 pm ET. Streaming Pride Night activities start at 6:30 pm at https://sports.kiswe.com/wizards/. Requires registration for the site, but it's free to watch. Rock Creek Singers will perform around 7:02 pm.

Registration is now open for our GenOUT Youth Chorus virtual concert "Youth Invasion." They will be joined by the Nashvi...
03/26/2021

Registration is now open for our GenOUT Youth Chorus virtual concert "Youth Invasion." They will be joined by the Nashville Major Minors and NYC's Youth Pride Chorus. On demand streaming Apr 24 to May 9. Free for all. Register today at GMCW.org!

We are thrilled to announce that our special celebrity guest host for Spring Affair will be Tony Award-winner Alan Cu***...
03/25/2021

We are thrilled to announce that our special celebrity guest host for Spring Affair will be Tony Award-winner Alan Cu***ng! Alan will be joining us for our Spring Affair fundraiser on May 1 at 7pm ET. Registration is now open. Visit GMCW.org for more info or to register today!

Last chance! "Genderosity" - our celebration of gender expression -  ends this Sunday, March 28 at 11:59PM ET! Don't mis...
03/23/2021

Last chance! "Genderosity" - our celebration of gender expression - ends this Sunday, March 28 at 11:59PM ET! Don't miss out on what MD Theatre Guide calls a "high quality, massively creative masterpiece." Tickets and info at GMCW.org.

03/19/2021
Gay Men's Chorus presents "Genderosity"

"High quality, massively creative masterpiece” says MD Theatre Guide. Our celebration of gender expression "Genderosity" is now streaming through March 28. Don't miss it! Tickets and info at GMCW.org.

Now streaming! The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC presents a glam rock celebration of self expression titled "Genderosity." Streaming online from March 1...

03/18/2021
"Somewhere" from West Side Story

Our hearts go out to the AAPI community at this particularly challenging time in our nation. We raise our collective voice against hate, and strive to embrace our differences and recognize our commonality. #StopAsianHate Soloist: Michael Dumlao. "Somewhere" from West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Soloist Michael Dumlao from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "Somewhere" from the Broadway musical West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein...

"High quality, massively creative masterpiece!" A rave review from MD Theatre Guide. Check it out. "Genderosity" is stre...
03/17/2021
Concert Review: ‘Genderosity’ by Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

"High quality, massively creative masterpiece!" A rave review from MD Theatre Guide. Check it out. "Genderosity" is streaming until March 28. Tickets at gmcw.org. https://mdtheatreguide.com/2021/03/concert-review-genderosity-by-gay-mens-chorus-of-washington-dc/

It was almost exactly a year ago that I was about to review the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s concert “Genderosity,” only to be faced with the beginning of the COVID pandemic, days before th…

On March 17, 1982, GMCW had its first full-length concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, and it was pre...
03/17/2021

On March 17, 1982, GMCW had its first full-length concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, and it was previewed by a Washington Post feature article published that day. The 84 performers sang 13 selections, from widely varying genres that included the popular Sweet Charity’s “Rhythm of Life,” “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”, the traditional “Shenandoah,” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Six additional selections were performed by GMCW’s two smaller ensembles—the Sine Nomine Singers, a 16-member chamber group and A Few Good Men, a 20-member song-and-dance troupe that formed six weeks before the debut concert.

One year ago today we were at Lincoln Theatre when we made the decision to postpone our March 2020 concert "Genderosity....
03/11/2021

One year ago today we were at Lincoln Theatre when we made the decision to postpone our March 2020 concert "Genderosity." We were in the middle of tech week, focusing lights, prepping costumes, rehearsing on the stage when we had to pack everything up and put it into storage. At the time, we thought we would be back on stage by summer. Now a year later, still no in-person shows - but at last we bring you a reimagined version of our fun, glittery, thought-provoking show celebrating gender expression and inclusion. Streaming starts this Saturday March 13 at 7PM ET. Visit GMCW.org for tickets and info.

Check out Metro Weekly's article on our "Genderosity" concert and interview with Thea Kano. Our show starts streaming th...
03/09/2021
GMCW's Genderosity celebrates 'the phenomenal spectrum of gender expression'

Check out Metro Weekly's article on our "Genderosity" concert and interview with Thea Kano. Our show starts streaming this Saturday at 7PM ET. Visit GMCW.org for tickets!

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington readies "Genderosity," it's bold, all-new cabaret r***e featuring musical standards and pop classics

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. We celebrate and honor all women and their achievements. In particular, we...
03/08/2021

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. We celebrate and honor all women and their achievements. In particular, we want to celebrate and honor our amazing leader, Dr. Thea Kano. #InternationalWomensDay

Flashback Friday to our video shoot with some of the dancers for “Genderosity.” Concert video streaming starts next Satu...
03/05/2021

Flashback Friday to our video shoot with some of the dancers for “Genderosity.” Concert video streaming starts next Saturday March 13 at 7pm ET. Tix & info at GMCW.org

Baltimore OUT Loud Arts & Entertainment Editor Frankie Kujawa interviewed our artistic director Thea Kano about our upco...
03/04/2021
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Brings "Genderosity" to Virtual Audiences

Baltimore OUT Loud Arts & Entertainment Editor Frankie Kujawa interviewed our artistic director Thea Kano about our upcoming "Genderosity concert." Check it out! http://www.frankiekujawa.com/bmore-in-the-know-blog/gay-mens-chorus-of-washington-brings-genderosity-to-virtual-audiences

By Frankie Kujawa It’s all about gender expression and being fabulous! That’s the tag line for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C.’s upcoming performance of Genderosity . The performance,...

Our spirited spectacle celebrating gender expression starts streaming next weekend! Don't miss out on "Genderosity" - st...
03/03/2021

Our spirited spectacle celebrating gender expression starts streaming next weekend! Don't miss out on "Genderosity" - streaming March 13-28 only. Tickets on sale now! Visit GMCW.org for tix and more info.

GMCW is proud to commemorate Women's History Month by sharing this specially-curated Women's History Month Playlist with...
03/01/2021
GMCW Women's History Month Playlist

GMCW is proud to commemorate Women's History Month by sharing this specially-curated Women's History Month Playlist with you. This playlist is a list of songs recommened by GMCW members, recalling music that connects to women’s and gender equity and equality. We also went through our history of music and performances, looked at music by women LGBTQ artists, and topped off the playlist with songs that have become anthems of women's empowerment. Each of these songs celebrates women's history. So, load this playlist for your next walk, hike, run or road trip to commemorate Women’s History Month through music! And don’t forget to share it with friends and family.

You can also find the playlist on our YouTube channel and in Apple Music.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5YWHNGKB6A6T0n0ECL0HAZ?si=b01a872a265a4fd6,

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02/26/2021
"Ave Maria/Freedom" sung by GMCW

"Ave Maria/Freedom" from our 2019 concert, "Let Freedom Sing." Soloist: Jon Perry. Words and music by Franz Schubert, Arrow Benjamin, Jonny Coffer, Lamar Kendrick, Beyoncé Knowles, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Frank Tirado, and Carla Marie Williams. This song is a protest to the bigotry and hate that exists in our society and is a song of empowerment and a call for racial justice.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "Ave Maria" and "Freedom" at their 2019 concert, "Let Freedom Sing." Soloist: Jon Perry. Words and music by F...

02/23/2021
"I Wish I Knew How It Feels to be Free" performed by GMCW

GMCW performed "I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free" at our 2019 concert "Let Freedom Sing." Soloist: Jay Gilliam. Words and music by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas. Arranged by Kirby Shaw. Written in the midst of the Civil Rights movement and adopted by it, this song conveys the longing and urgency of a people to be free from white terrorism and racism. The persistence of discrimination and oppression adds renewed energy today.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free" from their 2019 concert "Let Freedom Sing." Soloist: Jay Gilliam. Wor...

02/19/2021
"Heavy" performed by 15 LGBTQ+ Choruses

We remember George Floyd and the countless other lives lost in the fight for racial justice. 15 LGBTQ+ choruses join together for an original piece titled “Heavy” with text by McKenzie Coleman and composed by Steve Milloy. https://youtu.be/JLKt06zw4GA

GMCW is proud to present "Heavy," performed by 15 LGBTQ+ GALA choruses from across the US, including the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. Over 300 singers...

02/18/2021
Martin Luther King's Last Speech: I've Been to the Mountaintop

Our GenOUT Youth Chorus is working on a song “Up to the Mountain” based on Martin Luther King’s speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” They are collaborating with two other GALA youth choruses for the piece that will be part of their “Youth Invasion” concert in April.

"I've Been to the Mountaintop" is the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. King spoke on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Chri...

GMCW performed "Think" at our 2019 concert, "Let Freedom Sing." Aretha Franklin wrote this song to demand freedom and re...
02/17/2021
"Think" performed by GMCW

GMCW performed "Think" at our 2019 concert, "Let Freedom Sing." Aretha Franklin wrote this song to demand freedom and respect for women. It's lyrics also echoed MLK -- who was killed only a month before this song was released -- and his call to be free. Sadly Black Americans continue to fight for freedom. Soloists: Michael Hammerstrom and Marlon Newman. #BlackHistoryMonth

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "Think" from their 2019 concert, "Let Freedom Sing." Soloists: Michael Hammerstrom and Marlon Newman. Words a...

Thank you to Safeway Foundation for their generous support of our GenOUT Youth Chorus
02/15/2021

Thank you to Safeway Foundation for their generous support of our GenOUT Youth Chorus

Grateful to the #SafewayFoundation for a grant that will fund GenOUT’s virtual choir recordings this season.

GenOUT Youth Chorus
02/09/2021

GenOUT Youth Chorus

Black History Month moment: This season, GenOUT is learning "Harriet Tubman," an exciting celebration of the abolitionist heroine (c. 1822-1913). "Harriet Tubman" was written in 1977 by Walter Robinson and arranged by jazz pianist John Coates, Jr. As part of our study of this piece, we read about Harriet Tubman and about the Harriet Tubman Byway. The Byway follows much of the route that Tubman traveled to free 300 enslaved people in 19 trips over 10 years. Tubman proudly stated that "she never lost a passenger" in her job as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The photo attached to this post (by Jill Jasuta) is of the mural “Take My Hand,” painted by Michael Rosato, an artist who lives in Dorchester County, MD, where Tubman was born and lived in slavery for more than 25 years. You can find this mural in Cambridge, MD, near the corner of Maryland Ave. and Route 50. Seeing Tubman's hand outstretched reminds us of the line in Walter Robinson's song:
"Come on up / I've got a life line /
Come on up to this train of mine."

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's cover photo
02/08/2021

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's cover photo

On sale now! Tickets to our streaming concert, "Genderosity," are now on sale. Our virtual glam rock concert will stream...
02/08/2021

On sale now! Tickets to our streaming concert, "Genderosity," are now on sale. Our virtual glam rock concert will stream online from March 13 at 7pm ET to March 28 at 11:59PM ET. Visit GMCW.org for more information. Get your tickets today!

Notice to Genderosity ticketholders:
If you purchased tickets to our March 2020 in-person performances of "Genderosity," your tickets will automatically transfer over to our yet-to-be-titled, in-person concert in the spring of 2022. Tickets to the virtual version of "Genderosity" must be purchased separately. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as the first openly gay man to win Senate confirmation to run a Ca...
02/02/2021
GMCW sings "Rise Up" at Trinity Church Wall Street

Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as the first openly gay man to win Senate confirmation to run a Cabinet department. You are an inspiration to all of us here at the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. Here's to moving mountains.

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC performs "Rise Up" at a special performance at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City. Words and Music by Cassand...

GMCW is excited to commemorate Black History Month by sharing this specially-curated Racial Justice Playlist with you.GM...
02/01/2021
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Dc

GMCW is excited to commemorate Black History Month by sharing this specially-curated Racial Justice Playlist with you.

GMCW members recommended some of these songs, recalling music that connects to racial justice, equity, and equality. We also went through our history of music and performances, looked at music by Black LGBTQ+ artists, and filled out the playlist with songs that have become Black anthems. All of this music celebrates the Black and African-American experiences.

So load this playlist for your next walk, hike, run or road trip to commemorate Black History Month through music!

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Dc, Category: Artist, Albums: Make Them Hear You, A Potomac Fever Christmas, Maurice Durufle: Requiem (Live), Live from Ukraine, Alexander's House, Top Tracks: Make Them Hear You, Make Them Hear You (Live), You've Got to Be Carefully Taught/Boys and Girls Like You and...

Join us on Tuesday February 2 at 7PM ET for "Name That Tune Trivia" as we partner with The American Pops. The game featu...
01/28/2021

Join us on Tuesday February 2 at 7PM ET for "Name That Tune Trivia" as we partner with The American Pops. The game features a new musical theme each week and is live-streamed via APO’s Youtube and page. Anyone can play for free! This is also a by-donation event, with all donations being split between APO and their weekly partner! We'll be there on February 2.

Donations can be made here: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-american-pops-orchestra/name-that-tune-trivia-with-apo-and-gmcw-super-bowl

Mark your calendar! Announcing two exciting upcoming events: our Spring Affair fundraising gala "A Ruby Jubilee" on May ...
01/27/2021

Mark your calendar! Announcing two exciting upcoming events: our Spring Affair fundraising gala "A Ruby Jubilee" on May 1 at 7PM ET, and the return of our GenOUT Youth Chorus in "Youth Invasion," streaming from April 24 until May 9. GenOUT will be joined this year by the Nashville Major Minors and New York City's Youth Pride Chorus. Tickets for both events go on sale March 25. For more info, visit GMCW.org.

Behind the scenes with members of 17th Street Dance at the video shoot for one of the numbers in our March "Genderosity"...
01/26/2021

Behind the scenes with members of 17th Street Dance at the video shoot for one of the numbers in our March "Genderosity" concert. Tickets on sale February 8. Streaming March 13-28. Visit GMCW.org for more info.

We are honored to announce that we will be part of the entertainment at tonight's DC Virtual Inauguration Celebration ho...
01/22/2021

We are honored to announce that we will be part of the entertainment at tonight's DC Virtual Inauguration Celebration hosted by Mayor Bowser and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The event, which includes our song "Harmony's Never Too Late," is tonight, Friday Jan. 22 from 7-8:30 pm. The event will be streamed live on the pages below:
--twitter.com/DCDemocrats
--facebook.com/DCDemocraticParty
--youtube.com/channel/UCDOFskJIdCQd-BG0Q24YWuw

You can also register (free) to the event at https://www.mobilize.us/dcdems/event/368631/...

Note that while DC Democrats are organizing the event, they have confirmed that the event is nonpartisan and solely about the celebration of the new administration. They are not promoting any candidates for elected office and will use opportunities in the event to promote unity, togetherness, and inclusion.

Join the DC Democratic Party tonight at 7PM EST for a virtual inaugural celebration! Prepare for a fun-filled evening of musical performances, some very special guest speakers, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate this historic inauguration with your fellow Dems.
RSVP Here: https://www.mobilize.us/dcdems/event/368631/

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National Equality March for Unity + Pride at the National Mall along Madison Drive between 7th and 4th Street, NW, Washington DC on Sunday morning, 11 June 2017 by Elvert Barnes Photography Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC League of Voices for Equality (GMCW / L.O.V.E)
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In honor and celebration of the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, DC’s Different Drummers & our partners across the United Stares join forces for a Sousa March! Although we are separated, we remain united, from coast to coast! Stay safe, stay focused, stay proud.🌈 https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0_BRToYuteRbLqXiiX-wzKZeiCDUAvTncH0lv1qxKAQNiJe_WKkZb1IMQ&v=Gsyc6uHon3g&feature=youtu.be
Happy Holidays from DC’s Different Drummers!! 🎶🎺🥁🎷🚩🌈
Due to C19, this is the first year in more than a decade without an LGBT Veterans Day Observance at Congressional Cemetery. But we look back with great appreciation to the moving performances of the Chorus under Director Thea Kano at the 2015 Observance when the Veterans Administration cenotaph to WWII veteran and father of the modern gay rights movement Frank Kameny was dedicated.
Separated but not divided, DC’s Different Drummers plays on with friends from the LE***an & Gay Band Association. Have a safe and Happy Halloween and see you at the DC High Heels Race next year!! 🎃 👠 👻🔮🤖🦇🍂
The Imperial Court of Washington DC is planning a night of fun, to raise funds for DC’s Different Drummers. All are welcome to our virtual fundraiser! 🎼🎺🥁🎷🚩🌈 https://facebook.com/events/s/imperial-ct-of-washington-virt/776417759803665/?ti=icl
The Imperial Court of Washington DC is planning a night of fun, to raise funds for DC’s Different Drummers. All are welcome to our virtual fundraiser! Stay safe, stay focused, stay proud. 🎼🎺🥁🎷🚩🌈 https://facebook.com/events/s/imperial-ct-of-washington-virt/776417759803665/?ti=icl
NCR: Tony Villa, our favorite lumberjack audience member and gracious host of our small ensembles for our yearly Luray gig, is doing an evening of comedy tonight in my home county of Augusta! Check it out for a live feed! https://www.facebook.com/WayneTheatreAlliance/videos/626948228005520/
Although we are separated, we remain united. DC's Different Drummers AND Cheer DC celebrate together (6ft apart)!! In a special collaboration to close out Pride Month 2020, here is a special treat featuring Cheer DC and our lovely Diva Donna! Here is Bye, Bye, Bye! Happy Pride 2020!!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎🌈 💃 📣 🎉
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