For the first time since its 2013 inception, the Louisville Gay Men’s Chorus has announced its first themed season. The 2016-2017 LGMC season, “The Celluloid Chorus” will kick off on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Ursuline Arts Center at 7:30 PM with the choral concert, “An LGMC Holiday TV Special”, a nostalgic collection of some favorite songs from holiday TV programs from long and not so long ago. The season continues with “LGMC Presents a Movie Musical”, a cabaret-style show featuring beloved movie songs. This performance will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 7:30 PM at Play Dance Bar. The season concludes on Saturday May 13, 2017, at 7:30 PM at Ursuline Arts Center. “LGMC Goes to the Movies” will be a choral take on songs from the movies. Tickets for all shows are $10. They can be purchased at the door. They can also be purchased several weeks in advance of each show, online or by contacting a chorus member.
Phillip Morgan, Artistic Director, notes that “[i]t was the perfect time for LGMC to conceive of a season of connected shows. We have grown so much as a chorus that we are in a place to plan that far in advance and really give our audience something to anticipate.” Chair of the Membership Council Shane Clay Smith adds “[w]e are incredibly grateful for the community support from local businesses for their generous invitations to perform at their locations, sponsorship of our concerts, and fundraising opportunities. We are especially honored by the support of the community as a whole for their attendance and support of our concerts and performances.”. Tom Underwood, board chair for the chorus, agrees with that sentiment. “”We are pleased to announce that this year’s main concerts will again be held at the Ursuline Arts Center. In the past, we have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Play Dance Bar, as the gracious host of our events. However, due to our ever-growing audience and chorus, we found it necessary to move into a large venue,” Tom said.
The Louisville Gay Men’s Chorus is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to provide the opportunity for gay and gay-supportive men to sing together. The primary purpose of the chorus is musical excellence in performance, for the education, enjoyment and cultural enrichment of our audiences and ourselves. While striving to achieve this purpose, the chorus also seeks to provide social and fellowship experiences which reach beyond the realm of musical purpose to deepen and enrich our lives. Further, we will provide opportunities to present a positive image of the gay community to the general public by being identified as an organization of individuals who are making a contribution to the entire community.
For more information, please go to www.louisvillegaymenschorus.