February 14, 2018
Current, Pier 59
Love is in the air at Big Apple Performing Arts’ Annual Gala, benefiting New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. More than just a fundraiser, Harmony is a celebration of the power music has to bring people together. This Valentine’s Day, cozy up with somebody special – or find that perfect someone you’ve been hoping to spot! Think roses and champagne, romantic ballads and passionate love songs: love is love in all its many glorious guises. Come for the big wet kiss, and stay for the scrumptious dinner, divine cocktails, and superb entertainment. Mix in live and silent auctions full of unforgettable prizes, and it’s a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Big Gay Sing Bootylicious
March 22, 23, and 24, 2019
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Come shake your booty and welcome spring with NYCGMC’s Big Gay Sing Bootylicious. Fun, fierce, and vibrant, Big Gay Sing is full of magnificent singing, fabulous dancing, and booty shaking of all shapes and sizes. Celebrate the soul behind the music, and pay tribute to the musicians whose unique sound helped forge the musical identity of America. Add an homage of R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, and round it out with a heaping dose of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, the Jackson 5, and Meghan Trainor, and you’ve got the sing-along party of the season.
Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall
June 27, 2019
NYCGMC commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in NYC, as well as the 40th anniversary of the founding of NYCGMC, with a brand new choral music suite, co-commissioned by NYCGMC and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The commissioned piece will have performances by choruses throughout the US in 2019, the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQ choruses. The New York performance at Carnegie Hall will see more than 400 singers from across the country on stage.
This new piece celebrates the vast legacy and worldwide change that started from events in June 1969. The protests at Stonewall lit the fire for PRIDE, the effects of which are still as vital today as they were 50 years ago. Honor the courage of those pioneers for social justice and equality, and join in the renewed spirit of resistance for the future. Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50 marks the occasion of the first ever World Pride in New York, and is the Pride Month event you can’t miss.
Quiet No More features the voices of diverse LGBTQ composers, including Julian Hornik (Dear Evan Hansen); Our Lady J (Pose, Transparent); Mike Shaieb (Through A Glass Darkly); Ann Hampton Callaway (singer/song-writer); Michael McElroy (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Rent); and Jane Ramseyer Miller (One Voice Chorus).