Founded in 1979, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has become one of the nation’s leading LGBTQ performing organizations. Over 200 singing members perform each season at Alex Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and arts venues, community centers and schools throughout Los Angeles. Programs range from important commissions of new choral works to popular music performed with full productions.
GMCLA has spread its message of love and acceptance across the globe and has raised its collective voice in the struggle for equal rights, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and for all those seeking to find their own voice. Working tirelessly to serve people of all ages, and in particular youth, GMCLA’s arts and education programs have reached over 65,000 people.
Ernest H. Harrison, Music Director & Conductor, is a Doctoral Candidate at USC, and an accomplished choral vocalist, arranger, and composer. Executive Director & Producer, Lou Spisto, served on GMCLA’s Board from 2015 to 2018 and is a Tony-nominated producer and an arts administrator who has led several important organizations including The Old Globe and Pacific Symphony in Southern California. He holds an MA in Arts Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Music Director: Ernest H. Harrison
Pianist: Dr. Cassie Nikels-Gonzalez
Members: Scott Blois, Kendall Coley, Peter Dung, Andy Mike Emata, Andrew Franco, Jeremy Johnson, Mc Mellan Legaspi, Todd Lien, Lucio Maramba, Julian Armaya McCarthy, Delante McCrareary, Evan Miller, Paul Miller, Alex Morales, David Panell, Evan Pavlica, Santo Ragno, Eric Ramos, Samuel Saison, Dave Sanchez, James JC Todd, Armand Valdes, Ming Wang, Endy Zhou, Jeffrey Allen Gale, Ed Carlo Arafiles, Evan Bontrager, Tim Bowman, Mike Bray, Jerry Cordova, Javier Descalzo, John Dennehy, Chris Etscheid, Even Fable, Bill Gallimore, Paul Gibbs, Colin Gibson, Michael Harnett, Gary Hayashi, Steve Holzer, Michael Kelly, Will Kohlschreiber, Chris McCain, Daryl Miller, Jeff Mueller, Dave O’Brien, Mike Rose, Gavin Thrasher, Greg Weaver, Thomas Welker, Larry Wolk, William Aguila, Andrew Bender, Marty Brier, Howard Cohen, Marcus Connaghan, David Connors, Mark Davis, Curtis Drake, Brett Evans, Michael A. Graham, Anthony Hernandez, Tom Hietter, Jim Howard, Rob Lofaro, Todd Macofsky, Raul Martinez, Jay McCaslin, John Musselman, Eugene Salandra, Dov Shalman, Richard Shive, Lee Stickler, Terry Takeda, Brian Tillis, Ben Tritle, Neil Vyas, Josh Wentz, Fred Camerer, Bob Crocker, Albert Epstein, Thomas Franklin, Jason Frazier, Zach Gassoumis, Donald Giddings, Robert Gordon, Joshua Heinke, DennisHunter, Jack Inman, Jadrian Johnson, Michael Johnson, Justin Kiang, Greg Knotts, Kevin Medina, Christopher Meiman, Jerwin Monje, Erik Nelson, Jeff Oshen, Mitchum Owen, Andrew Phantumchinda, Steve Pieters, Ben Robbins, Brian Roskam, Jonathan Rubio, Billy Rugh, Edward Salm, Braden Joyce Schleimer, Bob Sieber, Todd Stites, Kirk C. Tellier, Jason Thomas, David Werthe
Traditional, arr. Ruth Rubin
JOY TO THE WORLD
By William Holford, arr. Lowell Mason
Welsh Traditional, arr. Edward Jones<
Sound Engineer: Lucio Maramba
Video Editing: Lightship Studios
Executive Director & Producer: Lou Spisto