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San Francisco Gay Menís Chorus

San Francisco Gay Menís Chorus

Community choir based in San Francisco

During the fall of 1978, a call went out to men in and around the Castro who liked to sing inviting them to a gathering with the purpose of possibly creating a chorus. The driving force was Jon Sims, the conductor of the Freedom Band. October 30 was chosen as the date of the first "rehearsal" to be held at Everett Middle School. The word went out, flyers posted around the neighborhood. Interest mounted leading up to that first gathering held at Everett Middle School. Around 100 men showed up on the first night. The atmosphere of excitement was described as palpable. The men sang "If They Could See Me Now" and "Stouthearted Men"! Little did the men who gathered those 35 years ago know they were actually giving birth to a world-wide LGBT Choral phenomenon that now boasts hundreds of choruses around the globe.

Founded - 1978.

Directed by Timothy Seelig.

Audition Policy - Consider becoming part of a truly extraordinary and talented group of openly gay men who reflect the very best of our entire community. We are always looking for a dedicated few to join us in our message of affirmation and pride.

Rehearsal Information - San Francisco, Interested singers may sign up for an audition via our online audition registration. (linked)

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