Welcome to Our Family
The BGMC is a choral family of LGBTQIA+ members and straight allies.
We take our mission seriously and aim to be one of the best LGBTQIA+ focused choral ensembles in Western New York,
but with a balance of laughter and fun. The Chorus is a great place to meet people and make new friends, while doing something enjoyable and worthwhile.
Our year is filled with special events, parties, and other opportunities to socialize with fellow members.
We are members of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, Inc. (GALA),
the world’s only association committed to serving the LGBTQIA+ choral movement
and ties us to other Choruses in the US and around the world.
If You’re Just Coming Out Or Thinking About It
The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus is a welcoming, friendly, and supportive community.
Everyone is the Chorus is on a journey of growth, and no matter where you are on yours, our mission is to help.
Many of us find singing a healing activity; that uplifts, and binds us together in many ways.
We also have a support network through our membership committee, which supports members in many ways.
In addition to the singing members, BGMC includes Associate members who support the chorus behind the scenes.
Associate members perform a myriad of tasks that help the organization run smoothly.
Associate membership is a great way for the musically challenged to get involved,
make friends, and help out in a significant way.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND US ???
REHEARSALS – EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 7:00PM
This is an opportunity for you to get to know the organization and the type of music we sing.
See what being a singing member or a volunteer of the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus can mean for you!
Meet with members of the board, staff and singers. Learn about the variety of opportunities available.
We wish to thank all our volunteers of past, present and future.
Without you there is not BGMC. Consider joining us as a singer or volunteer today.
TO GET INFORMATION OR
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Our Artistic Director will do a brief voice placement to pair you up with someone for the evening in your appropriate voice section.
A prepared piece is not required for this voice placement.
We welcome all singers who identify as male [minimum age of 18] to join the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus
organization in delivering our mission that aims to both enlighten and entertain.
Just like many hobbies and activities, there are expenses. All BGMC members pay $70 in dues each semester,
however, given the current pandemic and situation, membership dues is waived for the Fall 2020 semester.
In our normal performance environment, members are expected to provide their own standard tuxedo and any other performance attire.
Members also pay for travel expenses for special performances, festivals, and tours.
Each member is expected to participate in selling tickets to our concerts and in the fundraising activities that support the chorus.
BGMC realizes that its members come from different financial circumstances and may experience temporary hardships.
The Chorus provides opportunities for scholarships where merited.
All dues reduction requests are treated confidentially and all reasonable requests are met within budget guidelines.
The chorus has an elected chorus representative.
Your representative will be your primary contact for official Chorus business
and will address any of your concerns with the membership team.
The BGMC is made up of many people with different musical backgrounds,
so we have recordings and other resources to help you in learning your music.