For the past five years, I’ve been lucky enough to sing with the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. It’s a chorus with many accomplished singers and an ambitious performance program. Singing with this chorus, I learn something new every week. The repertoire stretches my skills, my memory, and my range. And with about a hundred men on the risers, the sound is astounding.
The chorus keeps a channel on YouTube, posting performance highlights. Here are some things we’ve done:
“Children Go Where I Send Thee,” from the 2010 Holiday Show:
“Over the Skies of Yisrael,” from the 2010 Holiday Show:
“Go, Go Rudy,” from the 2010 Holiday Show:
… and then, there’s this:
“Snow Miser/Heat Miser,” from the 2009 Holiday Show (my duet singing with the wonderful Bob Essock — fabulous costumes from Marty Mariano, narrated by Joseph Marino — and check out the cool hatwork from the guys):
In early July of 2012, most of the members of PGMC traveled to Denver to join more than a hundred other gay and lesbian choruses singing in GALA Festival 2012. GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, holds its festival every four years.
Here is our performance of “Judah and His Macabees,” from GALA 2012:
If you want to see more, join the YouTube channel.