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.
Two more chances to see our hit 2016 holiday concert — December 10 in Concord and December 11 in Manchester!
Our smash-hit 2016 holiday concert series, Holiday Music to Warm the Heart, rolls into Concord this Saturday night, December 10, and wraps up in Manchester this Sunday afternoon, December 11. Find out what all the cheering in Nashua and Rochester was all about! Don’t miss this wonderful show! Our singers will serenade you with the sweetest sounds of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season — with a few fun surprises from the stage! Plan now. Treat yourselves and your family. For concert locations, dates/times, and directions, go to our Upcoming Performances page. Reserve your will-call tickets on our Tickets page. Tickets are also always available at the door.
Our Chorus again sings Outreach concerts for three NH assisted living centers — December 6, 13, 20
In addition to our four formal holiday concerts, NHGMC will again give complimentary Tuesday-evening performances of 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 out for all of you at these retirement communities. We especially love speaking with and getting to know you — rekindling old friendships and making new ones. See you soon!
On January 14, join us as we perform at Nashua’s interfaith service honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Saturday, January 14, 6 pm, join us at the First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua, for the NH Gay Men’s Chorus’s annual performance at one of New Hampshire’s most beloved interfaith services — the annual celebratory tribute honoring the life and good works of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit fbcnashua.org and nhgmc.com for updates. This legendary event began in 1982. NHGMC is very proud that FBC first invited us to perform with other wonderful local musical groups at their big 30th anniversary service in 2012. Thank you FBC for inviting us back every year since! We are honored to participate. Visit fbcnashua.org and nhgmc.com for updates.
NHGMC welcomes eight new singers this season!
In September, 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)
Rehearsal season is in full swing now for our upcoming 2016 holiday concert series, Holiday Music to Warm the Heart. Stay tuned for concert announcements!
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 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.
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!)