Community outreach is especially important to the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Through our outreach efforts, audience members have learned about overcoming homophobia, made the life-changing decision to come out, developed positive personal identities, and addressed issues relating to HIV prevention.
The Chorus is dedicated to reaching the broadest audience by bringing speakers to your schools or events and, when possible, performing special concerts throughout Oregon. We have provided speakers to schools, universities, and civic groups, and we have performed outreach concerts in Ashland, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Medford, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, The Dalles, Pendleton, St. Helens, Astoria, Hood River, and Lincoln City. Occasionally the Chorus will perform in the Portland metropolitan area for GLBT and GLBT-supportive events that are consistent with our mission: ”The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus aspires to expand, redefine, and perfect the choral art through eclectic performances that honor and uplift the gay community and affirm the worth of all people”.
Although we receive more outreach requests than we can accommodate, the Chorus schedules on average three outreach events in a season, from October through June (we do not normally schedule any events during summer recess). Please note that we require at least three months advance notice to consider an outreach event request.
Please forward outreach requests to: Outreach@PDXGMC.org