Our Performances For 2024

It's Complicated ... June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

This exciting concert is all about relationships - all shapes, sizes, colors, and versions; good, bad, and everywhere in between; parental, familial, romantic, and those based in friendship.

Everyone knows that relationships require emotional intimacy, vulnerability, communication, and compromise, which can all be a little difficult at times.

Join the RIGMC as we examine and celebrate some of those complications musically using hit songs from these contemporary artists: Taylor Swift, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Elle King, James Blunt, Adele, Cher, and more. We will also reprise the newest composition by our Artistic Director, “Beyond,” which was written specifically for the Providence Singers Considering Matthew Shepard event held last March. Remember: People are complicated.

And so are relationships … but they sure make for some good music, done only the RIGMC way!

  • Friday, June 7 at 7pm - Saturday, June 8 at 7pm - Sunday, June 9 at 3pm

  • Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2115 Broad St, Cranston RI

  • $30 General admission; $25 Senior (62+); $20 Students (with valid student ID)

GALA Choruses Festival 2024
Wednesday, July 10 – Sunday, July 14, 2024
Minneapolis, MN

What is this Festival?

GALA Choruses signature event is a quadrennial Festival, which gathers LGBTQ+ choruses from all over North America and the world. It is five days of singing, connecting, and creating. It’s wall-to-wall concerts, workshops, social events, joy, and pride. It’s simply and magically the largest LGBTQ choral event in the world.

GALA Choruses Festival will gather about 7,000 singers from over 120 choruses this summer in Minneapolis. Festival 2024 choirs will perform at world-class venues in downtown Minneapolis including Orchestra Hall, The Minneapolis Convention Center, and Central Lutheran Church.   

RIGMC is a proud member chorus of the GALA organization, and we will proudly represent the state of Rhode Island at the upcoming Festival in July of 2024. We haven’t participated in Festival since 2012 so we are eager and ready to sing our hearts out in this life-affirming choral event.

The GALA choral movement serves as a means of expression, community building, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. The movement began in the 1970s by forming various women’s and gay men’s choruses in cities across the United States. Particularly the women’s choral movement brought lesbians and straight women together, providing a space to sing, perform, and express themselves. It was part of a larger movement for women’s rights and empowerment. Since then, the movement has expanded to include bisexual, transgender, and people of all identities and gender expressions, and has grown to include choral groups in many countries worldwide.

Winter ... December, 2024

Welcome to our little corner of the world! We hope you'll find this space warm, inviting, and comfortable as we sing our holiday favorites.  

The songs we sing in this performance were chosen entirely by our membership. Be it songs about Santa Claus, or winter wonderlands, or the lighting of the menorah, these seasonal classics are an integral part of our holiday memories.

The program is a combination of some of our own holiday favorites, of songs you may not be familiar with yet (but may never forget after hearing them tonight), and of songs that inspire and speak to our mission of unity, diversity, and fellowship through song. In everything we do, we strive to make a difference in the lives of our singers and our audience, so we hope you smile, laugh, and find inspiration and encouragement in this creative, uplifting, and beautiful collection of songs.

  • Thursday, December 5 at 7pm, Friday, December 6 at 7pm, Saturday, December 7 at 7pm, and Sunday, December 8 at 3pm

  • Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2115 Broad St, Cranston RI

  • $30 General admission; $25 Senior (62+); $20 Students (with valid student ID)

Considering Matthew Shepard ... March, 2024

Considering Matthew Shepard is a three-part fusion oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson and set to poetic text by a wide range of voices: Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Brown, Rumi, and 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Also included are passages from Matthew's personal journal, interviews, newspaper reports, and writings from his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard. ​

The work was presented last March by the Providence Singers, a 100-voice concert choir that performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Directed by Christine Noel, they were joined by guest singers, soloists, a diverse instrumental ensemble, and video. ​

The Rhode Island Gay Men's Chorus was also invited to perform, and we were honored to open the concert with selections that included a world premiere of a work by our artistic director, composer Kim Kuda, called “Beyond.” ​

Several local LGBTQ+ organizations joined the event for a pre-concert networking event to share their mission with guests.

  "Considering Matthew Shepard demonstrates music's capacity to encompass, transform, and transcend tragedy. Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure."
--Washington Post, 2016

RIGMC is a gathering of individuals who, united through diversity, fellowship, and song,
strives to make a difference in the lives of our singers and our audience.

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