OUR MISSION is to present quality entertainment, provide an opportunity
for wholesome social interaction for our members, and present a positive image
of the gay community in New Hampshire.
Join the fun! Add your voice to ours. Final Open Auditions night January 24
Your last chance to join our Chorus as a singer this season is Tuesday, January 24! Add your voice to ours and begin rehearsing for our Spring 2017 concert series, New Love – Lost Love – Old Love – New Love. Why not join the fun and make some great new friends? Auditions at 6:30 pm. If you like to sing (or know someone who likes to sing) and want to experience the thrill of performing for our ever-growing audiences all over New Hampshire, go to our Auditions page for details.
It’s all about LOVE. Something new. Something lost. Something old. Something true. Spring is a special time of year in New Hampshire. LOVE is in the air! New Hampshire Springs are for lovers! In May 2017, our talented singers and team of accompanists will fill your heart with the special sounds of love as we perform a delightful program of some of the most poignant, sentimental – and yes, some fun and spirited – love songs ever composed. What’s there not to love about beautiful love songs? If you liked last Spring’s Dudes & Divas concert, you’ll LOVE our musical Lovefest! So visit our Upcoming Performances page and save the date for NHGMC’s musical tribute to love. Don’t forget to bring your loved ones!
Our 2016 holiday concert slips into history. Thank you for making it a smashing success!
Our entire NHGMC family offers a heartfelt THANK YOU to our fans all over New Hampshire — our wonderful, cheering audiences in Nashua, Rochester, Concord, and Manchester! Our amazingly successful 19th annual holiday concert series has slipped into history. THANK YOU for making this show a smash hit! Thanks also to everyone who worked behind the scenes at all our concert venues — First Baptist Church of Nashua, Rochester Opera House, Wesley United Methodist Church of Concord, and Derryfield School – Manchester.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 6, 2017, join the men of NHGMC as we belt out the Star Spangled Banner from the field of Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to open the New Hampshire Fisher Cats minor league baseball game. Join us as we celebrate our great American pastime. It’s our 7th annual appearance! For tickets, visit the New Hampshire Fisher Cats website.
NHGMC featured on NH Chronicle – Channel 9 WMUR-TV
On December 15, 2016, WMUR-TV’s award-winning “New Hampshire Chronicle” aired a delightful feature story on the NH Gay Men’s Chorus and our 2016 holiday concert series, “Holiday Music to Warm the Heart.” The Chronicle TV crew had interviewed many members and a few of our performances. WMUR’s description of the story: “Singing out love and holiday cheer … For 19 years The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus has been sharing their voices, music, and message of acceptance and love with the people of New Hampshire.”
Our Chorus sings Outreach concerts for three NH assisted living centers
In addition to our four formal holiday concerts, NHGMC gave complimentary performances of our Winter 2016 concert series, Holiday Music to Warm the Heart, to the lovely ladies and gents at three New Hampshire assisted living centers: Hunt Community in Nashua on December 6, Havenwood-Heritage Heights in Concord on December 13, and Meetinghouse at Riverfront in Manchester on December 20. We love singing our hearts for and getting to know the residents of retirement communities. See you in May!
NHGMC welcomes eight new singers!
In September, 2016, NHGMC added eight wonderful new singers into the Chorus — a record number of singers in one season. Our Chorus family offers a warm welcome to:
Rex (first tenor)
Demond (second tenor)
Michael (second tenor)
New England Pride TV broadcasts a story on NHGMC!
New England Pride TV has aired a story on NHGMC! Show host Dale LePage interviews our esteemed chorus president, Stephen MacInnes. In addition to the story, LePage also airs a brief snippet of NHGMC performing at the end of the show. In the interview, there’s a special call out to legendary first tenor Stephen Valido, the only remaining original singer from the chorus’s founding year, 1998. Thank you, Steve, for representing us on New England television. New England Pride TV is rapidly gaining popularity and viewership in the six-state region.
NHGMC celebrates 19 years
On July 1, 2016, our Chorus turned 19 — the start of our 19th fiscal year. As we turn another page in our history, we count our many blessings. We celebrated our amazing 18th year — two hit concert series, larger audiences, and an unprecedented number of outreach performances. We’re thankful for you, our growing number of friends and fans, and for our loyal corporate sponsor, TD Bank. We cherish the loving camaraderie amongst all the wonderful, talented members of our Chorus family. And we are grateful that NHGMC is more loved, more welcomed, more respected throughout New Hampshire than at any other time in our history. It’s been a long, sometimes rocky road, since 1998. Who would have imagined, back then, that our not-for-profit musical group would be going strong on the eve of our 20th anniversary? We can’t wait to sing our hearts out for you in the coming year, providing you with more great quality entertainment. Stay tuned! Thank you for your continued support.
WE ARE ORLANDO: NHGMC sings at NH Vigil for Orlando shooting
Members of the NH Gay Men’s Chorus performed at the New Hampshire Vigil for Orlando on Friday evening, June 17, 2016, to honor and express solidarity with victims/injured and all those impacted by the awful massacre at Pulse Orlando. On a beautiful warm night at Veterans Park – the park aglow with glow sticks – NHGMC teamed up with singers from the Unitarian Universalist Church Choir to perform Truly Brave. The men of NHGMC then performed the Star Spangled Banner as the many of hundreds of people in attendance joined in. Also performing was the NH TransPosition Vocal Ensemble.
From our Chorus family to you and yours, our friends and fans – old and new – THANK YOU for making our Spring 2016 concert series, Dudes and Divas, such a smashing success, with amazing audiences in Nashua, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester. In Manchester, many of us got misty-eyed while singing God Bless America. As we started belting out the Kate Smith patriotic classic, we watched members of the audience all slowly rising to their feet and joining in. A very moving experience for all of us. Dudes and Divas was a wonderful, fun run. Stay tuned for more announcements for upcoming events!
It ranks as one of the most wonderful moments in the history of NHGMC. On February 5, 2016, our men belted out the national anthem and God Bless America on live, national television — broadcast on C-SPAN from the Verizon Arena at the Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, featuring speeches by candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as well as Governors Hassan and Lynch, Senator Shaheen, and other dignitaries. Thank you NHDP for the invitation to sing at your event. Thanks also to all in attendance and all who watched on television. We were so touched by your applause, praises, and kind words. Watch our guys in this C-SPAN video perform at this event. Never in our 19-year history have we experienced anything quite like it. Enjoy.
Stay tuned for our big 20th Anniversary bash, starting next year!
NHGMC’s 20th Anniversary celebrations are scheduled to get underway in July, 2017, and run through June, 2018 — and will include special Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 Anniversary concerts! Stay tuned for announcements about some of the fantastic festivities we are planning for our 20th!
Though we’re less than a year away from the start of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we still have fond memories of our 15th Crystal Jubilee anniversary. (Check out our great 15th anniversary photo gallery!)