The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC) has been an integral part of Chicago’s cultural and gay communities since 1983. For the last two decades, we have entertained audiences across the continent with innovative musical programming exploring everything from love to politics to the sometimes fabulous, sometimes challenging world of being gay—often all at the same time. Our always-memorable performances have included original musical revues; four popular productions celebrating the Sidetrack show tune experience; full-length book musicals like The Wizard of Oz, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore; and traditional choral concerts—all punctuated with our signature joyous irreverence.
CGMC has traveled extensively across North America, representing Chicago in cities including Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. We have also brought entertainment back home, inviting choruses from across the United States and Europe to sing with us here in Chicago.
Notable milestones in our recent history include our induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, multiple performances of the national anthem at Chicago's historic Wrigley Field, and the production of three CDs: Cool Yule, which debuted in November 2001; I Will Be Loved Tonight, a collection of our favorite love (and not-so-in-love) songs that was released in December 2004; and our most recent collection of live recordings, Favorite Things.
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