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.
NHGMC sings at NH Jewish Film Festival on March 30
JOIN US in Concord at Red River Theaters on the evening of March 30, as our Chorus gives a rousing performance, singing several songs before the NH film premier of Who’s Gonna Love You Now? The 2016 drama is one of many featured films at the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival, which runs from March 23 to April 2. Starting at 7 pm, the film is about gay man, Saar, living in London, where he found refuge from the religious kibbutz where he grew up in Israel. Ever since he was diagnosed with HIV, Saar has craved his family’s love, while they struggle with fears and prejudices. Saar and the London Gay Men’s Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this documentary about the power of forgiveness and the power that home has, no matter how far we go.
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!
NHGMC welcomes six new singers!
Our Chorus is proud to announce the addition of six great new singers who have joined us for the Spring 2017 concert season. This makes 14 new singers in a year! We welcome:
Jon Green (baritone)
Marcus Botticello (baritone)
Harry Clerk (baritone)
Paul Botana-Gumbs (baritone)
Paul Scott (bass)
Andy Birr (second tenor)
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.
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.
NHGMC’s 20th Anniversary celebrations are scheduled to get underway in July, 2017, and run through June, 2018. Each month of our Anniversary year will feature a fun, memorable event for our fans and our Chorus family – as well as a few fun surprises! This, of course, will also include a special 20th Anniversary holiday concert series in December, 2017, and special 20th Anniversary Spring concert series in May, 2018! Stay tuned for announcements about some of the fantastic festivities we are planning for our 20th!
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!
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.
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.