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LGBTQ+ Music Resources

Scholarly and performance resources that represent works by and about LGBTQ+ musicians

Performance Organizations

GALA Choruses

“GALA Choruses leads the North American LGBTQ choral movement. Our more than 190 member choruses and their 10,000 singers look to us for support and leadership. We are dedicated to helping  choruses become more effective, both artistically and administratively. We assist  emerging choruses and facilitate networking and training for established groups.  Currently, GALA Choruses is putting special focus on the implementation of  programming that will assess and improve the sustainability of our member choruses. GALA Choruses’ signature event is our quadrennial Festival, which brings together over 130 choruses and 6000 singers for the world’s largest LGBTQ performing arts event.” 

LEGATO: European Association of LGBTQ+ Choirs

“More than 128 member choirs from 20 countries with  approximately 4120 singers look to us for support and leadership. We promote art, culture and understanding between nations, staging choral singing events with  participants from many European nations. We maintain an up to date list of  LGBTQ+ Choirs in Europe and publish events being run by these Choirs locally, and encourages people to go and support the events. We connect new LGBTQ+ Choirs with more experienced ones so that they can avoid some of the pitfalls of starting a new Choir. We are actively supporting the development of LGBTQ+ Choirs in Eastern Europe, where in many countries to be LGBTQ+ is considered a crime, and people are  persecuted. We work for the emancipation of LGBTQ+ individuals in Europe and combat discrimination against these groups.” 

Lesbian and Gay Band Organization (LGBA) 

“Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) is a musical organization comprised of concert and marching bands from cities across the United  States and the world. Formed in 1982 as Lesbian and Gay Bands of America when seven independent bands met formally in Chicago, the Association has grown to 38 member organizations including international bands. LGBA remains dedicated to its original goals of providing a network of lesbian and gay bands at all stages of development, promoting music as a medium of communication among people, improving the quality of artistic and organizational aspects of member bands, and stimulating public interest in the unique art form of community band music in our culture.” 

Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC)

"In 1980, 30 men stood on stage and sang at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Now known as Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), that small group has grown to more than 250 dues-paying members who contribute over 100,000 hours annually to rehearsals, performances, community outreach, and educational workshops. As the most recorded male chorus in the world, TCC has provided musical journeys to audiences in Dallas, Texas and beyond for over 40 years and offers an annual mainstage concert series at Moody Performance Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center, and other venues around the DFW metroplex. TCC also features smaller ensembles and each group delivers a unique performance that highlights the members’ wealth of talent. While primarily a gay men’s chorus, the Turtle Creek Chorale welcomes all those who identify as male, regardless of sexual orientation."

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