Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), under the leadership of Executive Director & Producer Lou Spisto and Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison, has continued to garner acclaim for artistic excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community and beyond by promoting civil rights, tolerance and acceptance through music. Founded in 1979 during the emergence of the gay rights movement, GMCLA has spread its message of love and acceptance with concerts across the globe and has raised its collective voice in the struggle for equality, social justice, the fight against the AIDS crisis, the fight for marriage equality and supporting all those seeking to find their own voice. GMCLA’s free ticket program has provided access to concerts for thousands of low-income families over the decades and research-based education programs have served over 75,000 young people throughout the Los Angeles region.
After the pandemic shutdown, GMCLA triumphantly returned to stage in 2021 with a full season of live concerts at Royce Hall and numerous community performances throughout Los Angeles. Prior to the pandemic, GMCLA was honored to perform at Carnegie Hall and appeared with Hugh Jackman at The Hollywood Bowl in 2019. For over 40 years, the Chorus has built an international reputation for musical excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the last important links to a glorious tradition in music,” critics have also proclaimed the Chorus as “inspired” and “expressive, innovative and utterly moving,” and hailed GMCLA for presenting “meaningful entertainment.”
GMCLA is celebrating its 44th concert season with two upcoming mainstage performances for Los Angeles audiences to enjoy: I’M WITH HER at the Alex Theatre in March will celebrate ground-breaking women singers and songwriters and the Chorus’ season finale, DISNEY PRIDE IN CONCERT, a multi-media event featuring beloved Disney music, film clips and a full orchestra accompanying the Chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall in June 2023.
For more information, visit gmcla.org.