A Chorus Like no Other
Since 1999, PSGMC has given back to its community through anti-bullying grants, collecting household items for those less fortunate, and singing at Desert AIDS Walk and the opening of the LGBT Community Center. In addition the chorus has performed for PS Pride, Cathedral City LGBT Days, and Arenas Halloween Street Party. In November 2016, PSGMC was recognized as the Organization of the Year by Palm Springs Pride.
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus continues to be, A Chorus Like No Other!
Did you know that there are only two musical categories in history that have been 100% “American born?” One is Jazz, and the other is Barbershop—both of which have now spread around the globe, entertaining millions of people!
In the summer of 2014, a small group of PSGMC Chorus singers decided to give Barbershopping a try, and the nucleus of The Arrangement was born! Beginning with just 8 people, looking for a new musical experience during the Chorus’ traditional “summer break”, the siren call of four-part close harmony quickly attracted new practitioners, and by the 2014 “Mid-Century Modern Holiday” concert, 16 singers were ready to make their stage debut with PSGMC!
Now boasting 30 singing members, under the direction of founder Bruce Kenyon (an award winning barbershop quartet and chorus singer), The Arrangement provides a fun presentation of this very beautiful—and challenging—musical style. The close-harmony 4-part men’s music presented by our “barbershoppers” is a welcome addition to the PSGMC’s wide range of singing repertoire.
Through musical excellence, community outreach, and civic responsibility, the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, seeks to entertain, inspire, and educate the culturally diverse community in which we live.
We encourage all LGBT and LGBT-supportive people to join our chorus, board, and support teams. The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) stands proud in representing Palm Springs, the surrounding desert communities of the Coachella Valley, and Southern California. Members of the PSGMC have joined forces and raise our voices in song to promote social awareness and cultural understanding while empowering our LGBT community.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus does not discriminate in it’s employment practices on the basis of: race/ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender self- identification, age, disability, veteran status, religion, or political beliefs.
The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus has passed GuideStar’s stringent requirements to certify PSGMC as a non-profit.
GALA Choruses leads the North American LGBT choral movement. More than 180 member choruses and 8,000 singers look to them for support and leadership strategies. They are dedicated to helping choruses become more effective, both artistically and administratively. They assist emerging choruses and facilitate networking and training for established groups.