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.