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 us! Open Auditions night – Tuesday, September 6
Do you like to sing? Do you know someone who likes to sing? Would you like to make some great new friends, have fun, and feel the thrill and satisfaction of performing beautiful music in four-part harmony for our audiences all over New Hampshire? If so, look no further! Our first Open Auditions night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm, at the First Congregational Church of Manchester. First rehearsal (for our 2016 holiday concert, Holiday Music to Warm the Heart) follows from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. For complete details, go to our Auditions page. We’re also always looking for volunteers (men and women) on our support staff.
NHGMC turns 19!
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, 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.
Our 2016 Dudes and Divas Spring concert series has slipped into history. From our Chorus family to you and yours, our friends and fans – old and new – THANK YOU for making this concert tour 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!
NHGMC cheers up residents of three NH assisted living centers in Outreach concerts
The men of NHGMC, on May 3, 10, and 17, gave three performances of our Dudes and Divas concert for the lovely ladies and gentlemen of three New Hampshire assisted living centers: Hunt Community in Nashua, Havenwood-Heritage Heights in Concord, and Meetinghouse at Riverfront in Manchester. We loved singing our hearts out for you, meeting you, and spending time with you. And we’ll be back to sing for you in December!
It ranks as one of the most wonderful moments in the history of NHGMC. On February 5, 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.
Our wonderful, memorable 2015 holiday concert series – A New December
Our 2015 holiday concert series, A New December, was also a wonderful concert. We thank our great, cheering audiences in Nashua, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester — and everybody who made A New December such a great success. And didn’t you love those beautiful raffle quilts? Your enthusiastic support always energizes us. We also thank our audience at the Meetinghouse at Riverfront assisted living center, the parishioners of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, the Greater Concord Interfaith Council, and all our concert venues.
NHGMC sings at World AIDS Day interfaith service in Concord
Thank you Temple Beth Jacob of Concord, and the Concord Interfaith Council, for allowing NHGMC to participate in, and sing several inspirational songs, at your annual World AIDS Day Interfaith Service on Monday, November 30, 2015. It was a lovely service, and we look forward to singing again at your service this December.
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!)