Come and be inspired by our voices raised in celebration & performing some of the greatest hits from throughout our history, and also, flashback with us by walking through a display of photos, show programs, videos, costumes, etc. This anniversary show has even more for our audience: We have partnered with South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble to feature 10 musicians on stage with us. We invite previous chorus brothers and members of all Florida LGBTQ arts organizations from around the state to join in our celebration, especially members of other musical groups.
FTLGMC was founded in 1986 and we’ve helped our audiences and our members thrive and flourish for the last 35 years.
Founded in the uncertainty and tragedy of the early AIDS era,
together we have built one of the world’s most vibrant LGBTQ communities here in South Florida.
This 35th Anniversary year, as our community emerges from the COVID pandemic
we continue to share our stories: our greatest hits from our entire history of survival, celebration, pain, joy and resilience.
We don’t just survive, we will thrive again, rebounding better than ever!
Come and be inspired by our raised voices:
-the uplifting choruses of our past,
-the proud diva anthems of our community, and
-the forward looking songs of our LGBTQIA+ Florida future.
We invite previous FTLGMC chorus brothers and members of all Florida LGBTQ arts organizations from around the state to join in our celebration, especially members of other musical groups.
Our 35th anniversary is your celebration as well, and there is a part for you to play. Please alert us to your attendance & participation by sending an email to: email@example.com
Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m., at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a sentimental selection of favorite songs from past and present repertoire plus an historical showcase comprised of banners, art, posters and other ephemera, costumes and photographs,
“We’re thrilled to reach this incredible musical milestone and we’re thankful for the continuous support from friends, family and the community-at-large,” said Dr. Gary Keating, founding and current director of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. “We’ll be reaching far back into our songbook to perform classic Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus selections including the first few songs the original members sang at their first show in 1986.”
As a special treat, all former members of the chorus will be invited onstage to join present voices for a rousing and uplifting finale, and members of all Florida LGBTGIA+ non-profits will be honored as part of this celebration of the founding of Florida’s very first gay Arts organization, our very own Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.
Funding for the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsors include OutClique, Community Foundation of Broward, HotSpots!, Truist, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Google Ad Grants, ArtsProud ReSTART and ToggleDigitalMarketing.com.