January 1, 2016 Brandon Trumfio

Additional Performance Opportunities

Looking for some additional ways to sing at Festival? Any individual delegate may register to sing in these mass chorus events whether you are singing with a GALA chorus or not.

All participating singers are expected to learn your music on your own before arrival at Festival. Rehearsal tracks will be provided. There will be a small fee for music purchase. For more information and rehearsal schedules, click here.

Registered delegates can log into your Festival Registration Page and indicate your participation in the “Individual Delegate Performance Options” section.

GALA Flash Mob
Join 500 GALA singers as we share our gay spirit in a Festival opening Flash Mob. With choreography designed and led by the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus we’ll perform from two balcony levels at the Denver Pavilions off of the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Participants will learn the song and choreography in advance and there is one rehearsal before the Flash Mob event.

Trans*Voices Chorus
Conducted by Lindsey Deaton, this mass chorus is for trans* and gender-queer individuals. The chorus will perform in the Gender Blender Blockbuster, and trans-women in the chorus will also perform a song for the Women’s Voices Rising Blockbuster.

Naked Man 20th Anniversary
20 years ago Naked Man premiered at GALA Festival 1996 in Tampa. Since then thousands of singers have performed this powerful work. Join Stan Hill as he conducts a mass chorus made up of any singer who has performed the piece over the past 20 years. Scores will be available for download or purchase in the Festival Store.

Sister Singers Network Festival Chorus
The Sister Singers Network mass chorus will perform in the Women’s Voices Rising Blockbuster on Sunday July 3. Meredith Bowen, from Sistrum: Lansing Women’s Chorus, will direct the performance piece Lineage (SSA, percussion) by Andrea Ramsey, which was commissioned by the Sister Singers Network for the 2014 Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival. The composer chose Margaret Walker’s text to complement that festival’s “Returning to Our Roots” theme: “My grandmothers were strong. They followed plows and bent to toil … ” You can view authorized video of the premier performance online. Scores will be available upon advance registration on the Sister Singers Network site.

GALA People of Color
Join conductor Steve Milloy to sing in a mass chorus for people of color at Festival 2016. This chorus will perform in the Mosaico concert.

HIV+ Chorus
This mass chorus is open to any HIV+ singer at Festival and will perform either Sunday morning or Monday noon at one of the downtown Denver venues.

Millennials Chorus
Are you a singer age 25 or younger? This chorus is for you! Gavin Thrasher conducts this mass chorus which will perform at the Festival Closing Concert along with the fabulous ensemble Well Strung.

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