Last season, the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus celebrated its 35th anniversary with a year of thrilling performances. This milestone was a time to celebrate our storied past and look to our bright future. Our 36th season provides us the opportunity to bring back old friends and welcome new ones, as we share the stage with some of our favorite Portland performers.
Past PGMC conductor David York and the Portland Boychoir join us in the fall, while Mary McCarty and the Portland Lesbian Choir will celebrate their 30th anniversary with us on stage in June. Our Divas! concert will be made even more spectacular with the addition of three of our favorite guest artists, Dru Rutledge, Jennifer Gill, and Susannah Mars.
Finally, PGMC will fulfill its mission of eclectic performances through an all-new blues concert helmed by the great Dave Fleschner and Earl Thomas. We absolutely love all of these artists, and we think you will too!
|PGMC's biennial fall matinee features soloists and an ensemble led by Associate Conductor Mary McCarty. Listen in awe as these masterful singers and instrumentalists present works of beauty and elegance from across the classical canon. This season, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus welcomes the Portland Boychoir under the direction of former PGMC conductor David York as special guest performers in The Classical Concert.|
Sun. October 25, 2015 | 3pm
|PGMC's tradition of hit holiday concerts continues with another edition of The Most Wonderful Season. The Newmark Theatre will be filled with the 150 voices of the Chorus backed by a signature brass sound powerful enough to shake the rafters. Join in the revelry of a production packed with seasonal favorites and new classics that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Winter Solstice, then raise a glass to toast a Happy New Year.|
Fri. Dec. 11, 2015 | 8pm
Sat. Dec. 12, 2015 | 8pm
Sun. Dec. 13, 2015 | 3pm
McDonald Jacobs The Standard
Ed Segel Highland Estates Winery
|Renowned Portland musician Dave Fleschner and acclaimed blues singer Earl Thomas along with featured PGMC soloists Billy Mixer and Jimmy Wilcox join the Chorus for a blues cabaret this spring. Built on a foundation of core blues elements and drawing on rock, pop, and Broadway influences, Mr. Fleschner's all-new arrangements will showcase a new side of the Portland Gay Men's Chorus. This collaboration is another adventure in PGMC's aspiration to expand, redefine, and perfect the choral art. The Blues: from Backwoods to Broadway will also feature guest performers from United by Music, a nonprofit which offers opportunities for musically talented adults with intellectual disabilities.|
Sat. March 19, 2016 | 8pm
Sun. March 20, 2016 | 3pm
|To be called a diva is to be ranked among the most accomplished female vocalists of all time. Closing out its 36th season, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus welcomes three of its own divas - Dru Rutledge, Jennifer Gill, and Susannah Mars - back to the stage for an unforgettable Pride concert.|
Sat. June 18, 2016 | 7pm
Bill Dickey and Morel Ink