Founded in 2004, DGMC is committed to continually reaching for excellence in choral music, forging active community partnerships and educating others about the value of diversity. We offer a broad range of musical styles from serious to the sublime—heavy to hysterical. Our members have a dedication to the choral arts and the desire to become part of a singing, gay-affirming community—and, no, you don’t have to be gay to join us!
December 8, 2018 | 6 PM | Westminster Presbyterian | $20 Celebrate the holiday season with DGMC the only way we know how: with fun, frivolity and a little seriousness thrown in. The DGMA Holiday Concert is how the Miami Valley has come to get into the holiday spirit.
MARCH 30, 2019 | 6 PM | Dayton Art Institute | $35 DGMC is going to the Carnival! Join us by dressing up as your favorite carnival character in what is fast becoming a Dayton tradition. Are you the Contortionist, the Clown or the Ringmaster? We will feature great entertainment, food, drinks and, of course, a wonderful time. Show starts at 7 PM. BUY TICKETS
June 1, 2019 | 8 PM | Dayton Art Institute | $25/$20 DGMC will be honoring our cherished Divas who have given so much to the LGBTQ community with their music, passion, strength—and, of course, that fabulous hair! Join us for a night that’s guaranteed to amuse. Your applause will surely answer the question—who is the favorite Diva?
We sing to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley.
We will continually reach for excellence in choral music and offer a broad repertoire in a variety of visible and accessible venues. We will build bridges of understanding through our collaborative community partnerships and educate the community at large about the value of diversity.
We believe in the inherent worth of all humanity. We create an enjoyable social environment for our membership through fellowship and brotherhood. We seek to open minds and eliminate prejudice by honoring and celebrating our differences.
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus strives to inspire, encourage and sustain excellence in the choral arts to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley.
Kathy Clark Artistic Director
Raymonde Rougier Principal Accompanist
Chris “Red” Newman Production Designer
Sarah Caplan Stage Manager
Drew Huggins President
Chris Hennessey Vice President
Joe Law Secretary
Fred Poland Treasurer
Noah Sharp Membership Director
David Besecker Chorus Liaison
Brian Sharp Member at Large
Thank you for your interest in the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus. DGMC’s requirements are simple…the ability to sing on pitch, familiarity with musical notation, dedication to the choral arts and the desire to become part of a singing, gay-affirming community. We accept new members at the first two rehearsals in September for our Holiday Concert and in January for our Spring Concert. Interested?READ MORE
Here we answer your basic questions about membership and what you can expect as a member of the chorus.
We will schedule you for a time with our Artistic Director(s). Please bring a solo piece to sing or a simple song of your own (like My County ‘tis of Thee). You will be tested for your vocal range to help with section placement and also some basic pitch matching. If your time is on a Monday night before rehearsal, you may sit in on rehearsal that night and will be told at the end of rehearsal if you have been accepted.
Chorus rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7 until 9:30 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N Wilkinson Street. Regular attendance at rehearsals is essential for everyone’s success. Usually two times per concert session, we have optional (though encouraged) sectional rehearsals on other nights of the week. One time per concert season, we have an all-day Saturday retreat/rehearsal. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled.
Chorus dues are $90 per year are collected in three installments in September, January and April. Our regular concert dress is a tuxedo jacket and shirt for about $100 plus tuxedo pants for about $55 that must be purchased prior to your first concert. You are also asked to provide black belt and dress shoes.
As we begin rehearsals for our 2019-2020 programming season, we ask for your support to continue our commitment to continually reach excellence in choral music, forge active community partnerships and educate our community about the value of diversity. Please make a donation to the Chorus. If you’re already supporting us, we sincerely thank you, and ask you to consider renewing or increasing your donation. The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Six tickets to each performance (Dec 6th and June 6 Level A) + table at the Benefit
Six tickets to each performance (Dec and June)
Four tickets to each performance (Dec and June)
Two tickets to each performance (Dec and June)
Thank you so much for considering the 2019 advertising opportunities with the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus. The chorus offers advertising opportunities in all of our concert and fundraising programs and via our web site giving our supporters maximum exposure to a diverse, ever growing demographic.
All ads are in high resolution, grey-scale black and white, with the exception of exterior front and back as well as interior front and back cover ads. All are available on a first come, first serve basis, and payment MUST be received prior to the Ad Deadline or the ad will not appear. Please review our advertising contract, prices and packages. If you have any questions regarding our group or advertising opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus has made Dayton its home for more than 15 years and during that time, we’ve put on a host of entertaining, as well as critically-acclaimed choral performances. Experience some of our best for yourself and view our videos.
Have questions? Want to learn more? Are you a choral enthusiast with ideas for future performances? As our stated vision is to build bridges of understanding through collaborative community partnerships and interactions, we welcome you to connect with us!
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus
P.O. Box 642
Dayton, OH 45401-0642 937-530-0642
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