DEC.
7, 2019

Get into the holiday spirit with the FABULOSITY that is the Dayton Gay Men's Chorus! Come get your jingle on with our festive boys!

ABOUT DGMC

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!

SEASON SCHEDULE
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Festive and Fabulous!

December 8, 2019  |  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.

Enter the Queens’ Court

MARCH 21, 2020  |  Doors open at 7 PM  |  Dayton Art Institute  |  $35 

Winter will be ending and the DGMC will have its madrigals, jesters and our own queens on display. Come join us for an evening of renaissance fun! 

Flashback

June 6, 2020 |  8 PM  |  Victoria Theatre  |  $25/$20 

Time, time, time . . . what’s become of me? Travel through the decades of the 60s, 70s, 80s and more with the boys of the DGMC. 

MISSION, VISION, VALUES
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Our Mission Statement

We sing to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

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.

LEADERSHIP
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LEADERSHIP

Leading by Example, Leading with Passion

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.

ARTISTIC STAFF

Kathy Clark Artistic Director

Raymonde Rougier Principal Accompanist

Chris “Red” Newman Production Designer

Sarah Caplan Stage Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Festive and Fabulous!

December 8, 2019  |  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.

Enter the Queens’ Court

MARCH 21, 2020  |  Doors open at 7 PM  |  Dayton Art Institute  |  $35 

Winter will be ending and the DGMC will have its madrigals, jesters and our own queens on display. Come join us for an evening of renaissance fun! 

Flashback

June 6, 2020 |  8 PM  |  Victoria Theatre  |  $25/$20 

Time, time, time . . . what’s become of me? Travel through the decades of the 60s, 70s, 80s and more with the boys of the DGMC. 

Our Mission Statement

We sing to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay-affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

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.

LEADERSHIP

Leading by Example, Leading with Passion

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.

ARTISTIC STAFF

Kathy Clark Artistic Director

Raymonde Rougier Principal Accompanist

Chris “Red” Newman Production Designer

Sarah Caplan Stage Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

JOIN THE CHORUS

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?

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Here we answer your basic questions about membership and what you can expect as a member of the chorus.

Vocal Placements

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.

Rehearsals

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.

Expenses

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.

SUPPORT DGMC

SEASON SPONSORSHIP
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Become an Active Supporter

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.

CORPORATE SEASON PRESENTER | $10,000+

CORPORATE SPONSOR | $5,000 – $9,999

SEASON SPONSOR | $5,000+

Six tickets to each performance (Dec 6th and June 6 Level A) + table at the Benefit

GRANDIOSO LEVEL | $2,500 – $4,999

Six tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

FORTISSIMO LEVEL | $1,000 - $2,499

Four tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

CRESCENDO LEVEL | $500 - $999

Two tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

ACCENT LEVEL | $250 - $499

CON AMORE LEVEL | $100 - 249

FRIEND | up to $99

PROGRAM ADS
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2019–2020 Advertising Opportunities

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.

Your 2019 – 2020DGMC Advertising Season includes:

  • Your ad in our Holiday Concert program book, reaching over 750 attendees (December, 2019)
  • Your ad in our Pride Concert program book reaching over 1000 attendees (June, 2020)
  • Your business listed at our largest fundraiser. (March 2020)
  • Your logo and URL listed on our website during the entire 2019-2020 Season

 

Ad Specifications

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.

Become an Active Supporter

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.

CORPORATE SEASON PRESENTER | $10,000+

CORPORATE SPONSOR | $5,000 – $9,999

SEASON SPONSOR | $5,000+

Six tickets to each performance (Dec 6th and June 6 Level A) + table at the Benefit

GRANDIOSO LEVEL | $2,500 – $4,999

Six tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

FORTISSIMO LEVEL | $1,000 - $2,499

Four tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

CRESCENDO LEVEL | $500 - $999

Two tickets to each performance (Dec and June)

ACCENT LEVEL | $250 - $499

CON AMORE LEVEL | $100 - 249

FRIEND | up to $99

2019–2020 Advertising Opportunities

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.

Your 2019 – 2020DGMC Advertising Season includes:

  • Your ad in our Holiday Concert program book, reaching over 750 attendees (December, 2019)
  • Your ad in our Pride Concert program book reaching over 1000 attendees (June, 2020)
  • Your business listed at our largest fundraiser. (March 2020)
  • Your logo and URL listed on our website during the entire 2019-2020 Season

 

Ad Specifications

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.

VIEW OUR VIDEOS

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.

CONTACT US

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

Thanks to the generous grant support from: