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Christmas is being invaded by gay chorus singers and we have the proof

The gay agenda is sweeping across America (and Canada! and Mexico!), and armies of gay men’s choruses are leading the charge. Their target: Christmas.

Each year throughout the month of December, hordes of melodic and merry men descend upon their communities, while wearing brightly colored vests, and dazzle onlookers with flashes of jazz hands and exuberant smiles. Tens of thousands of spectators will gaze in awe at these flamboyant spectacles, as the singers praise the glory of the Christmas season, although there may be a slightly sacrilegious joke thrown in from time to time. Just for fun.

The titles of the shows may reference “winter holidays,” and the choruses may sing a song or two about Hannukah, but everybody knows Christmas is the target. This is prime choral music season, and Christmas music is ideal for groups of gay guys to get together and jingle their bells. Sometimes they have costumes! And props! And cute Santa hats!

Related: SF Gay Men’s Chorus bought a building for $9.6 mil. How they raised the cash is a beautiful story.

In all seriousness, gay men’s choruses make really good music. Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas has recorded 38 albums; in 2018, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Symphony. Even the choruses that engage in wacky on-stage antics can still pull it together and throw down some serious songs. The gay men’s choruses in big cities like Philadelphia (photo above), Boston, and Chicago are all about the jazz hands and funny costumes, but they will blow the roof off of the building with their singing if they feel like it.

‘Tis the season of giving, and we have a gift for you: a list of every gay men’s chorus (alphabetized by city), or as many as we could find in North America, that is performing a Christmas/winter/holiday show. This list includes the “men’s chorus” groups that really are gay, even though the g-word isn’t in their name. But with shows like “A Queen City Christmas,” is there any question? 

(Albuquerque) New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus: The Holiday of Your Dreams

Atlanta has two:
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus: Annual Holiday Concert
Our Song – The Gay and Lesbian Chorus of Atlanta: Finding Our Light

Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus: Sound the Trumpet

Austin Gay Men’s Chorus: Chrismahanakawanzakah

Bakersfield Rainbow Voices: Make the Season Pop!

New Wave Singers of Baltimore (a mixed chorus): Sounds of the Season

(Birmingham, Ala.) Steel City Men’s Chorus: Hollywood Holidays

(Bloomington, Ind.) Quarryland Men’s Chorus: Tinsel Town

Boise Gay Men’s Chorus: Holiday Brightest and Best

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: A Super Gay Christmas

Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus: Evolution: You Are Peace

Calgary Men’s Chorus: Silver Balls

Charlotte has two:
One Voice Chorus (mixed chorus): Season to Remember
Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte: Dear December

Chicago has two:

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Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: Holidisco
Windy City Gay Chorus (mixed chorus): Don We Now

Cincinnati Men’s Chorus: A Queen City Christmas

(Cleveland) North Coast Men’s Chorus: Holiday Packages

Out Loud Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus: A Midwinter Mitzvah

(Columbia, SC) Midland Men’s Chorus: GLOW

Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus (Ohio): Joy!

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Turtle Creek Chorale

(Dallas/Fort Worth) Turtle Creek Chorale: 40 Years of Fa La la

Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus: Festive and Fabulous

Denver Gay Men’s Chorus: Passport to the Holidays

Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus: Fa La La and All That Jazz

(Detroit) Prism Men’s Chorus: A Holiday Extravaganza

Edmonton Vocal Minority: A Winter Wonderland

Eugene Gay Men’s Chorus: Naughty, Nice, and Holiday Spice!

Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus: The Miracle of Light

Fort Lauderdale has two:
Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus: If You Just Believe
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: Holidays at Hard Rock Live with Jordin Sparks

(Grand Rapids) West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus: Annual Holiday Concert

(Greensboro, N.C.): Triad Pride Men’s Chorus: Queerly Joyful

Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus: Confessions of an Elf(ie)

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright and Holigay Sing-Along! (Hartford has two shows! Who doesn’t love a sing-along?)

Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu: Jazzy Holiday Jam

Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston: Pride & Joy

Indianapolis Men’s Chorus: The Magic of Christmas

(Irvine) MenAlive, Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus: Merry & Bright: Sounds of Joy!

(Kansas City) Heartland Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus: Naughty or Nice

(Lake Worth, Fla.) Voices of Pride: The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches: Voices of the Season

Las Vegas Men’s Chorus: My Favorite Things

LanSINGout Gay Men’s Chorus (Mich.): A Merry and Gay Christmas Concert

Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus: Make the Yuletide Gay!

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles: Holiday Spectacular

(Madison, Wis.) Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus: Let Us Gather

(Manchester) New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus: Amid the Winter’s Snow

Miami Gay Men’s Chorus: Home For The Holidays

Our Voice Milwaukee: Searching for the Light

Minneapolis/Saint Paul has two:

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One Voice (mixed chorus): Singing Darkness to Light
Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus: Bell Boys!

Montreal has two:
Chœur Gai de Montréal: Célébration 15e anniversaire!
Ensemble Vocal Ganymède: Christmas – Magnificat by Rutter

Nashville in Harmony (mixed chorus): Hearts Aglow, A Holiday Show

(New Haven) Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus: Don We Now

New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus: Sounds of the Season

New York City has two:

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New York City Gay Men’s Chorus: Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Youth Pride Chorus Winter Concert: Euphoria!

(Omaha) River City Mixed Chorus: Brass and Bells

Orlando Gay Chorus: Sleigh Queen

Le Chœur gai d’Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus: Glow

Palm Springs has two holiday concerts:
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus: A Modern Family Holiday 
Modern Men: Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus: The Gift of Love

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus: Starry Night (photo, top of story)

(Pittsburgh) Renaissance City Choir: Many Moods of the Holidays

Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus: We Wish You The Merriest

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Portland Gay Men’s Chorus: The Most Wonderful Season

Providence Gay Men’s Chorus: Feliz Navidude

Coro de Hombres Gay de Puerto Vallarta: GLOW—Un espectacular concierto navideño (A Christmas Spectacular)

(Raleigh) Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus: Seasons of Love

Richmond Men’s Chorus: Holiday Classics

Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus: Treasured Traditions

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus: KSGMC 201.9 FM Holiday Hits with a Splash of Sass!

(St. Louis) Gateway Men’s Chorus: Hearth & Home

Salt Lake Men’s Choir: Christmas Flourishes

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus: Jingle Live at the Balboa Theatre

San Francisco Bay Area has three four!:

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Golden Gate Men’s Chorus (classical choral music): Hallelujah!
Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus: We Are Lights
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells
Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus: SHINE!

Seattle Men’s Chorus: ‘Tis the Season

(Springfield, Mo.) Queen City Voices: The Magic of Christmas

Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay: My Wish This Year

Forte—Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus: Northern Lights

(Tucson) Reveille Men’s Chorus: Snowed In!

(Tulsa) Council Oak Men’s Chorale: Have A Cool Yule

Vancouver Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.: The Holiday Show 

(Wilmington) Rainbow Chorale of Delaware: Deck the Halls

If your gay men’s chorus is performing a Christmas-themed show but has been inadvertently excluded from this list, email with your info. 


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