The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Welcomes You

OUR MISSION:  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.

CHORUS NEWS

Join the happiest Chorus in New Hampshire! Audition with us in September

Why not join the fun, make new friends, and perform beautiful music for our wonderful audiences all over New Hampshire? Audition with us in early September and sing with NHGMC at our 22nd annual holiday concert series in December. Auditions are quick, easy, and private. You needn’t know how to read music to join. We seek men who are age 18 or older — gay, straight (gay-friendly), or male-identifying. For complete details, go to our Auditions page. If you don’t sing, join us as a support-staff volunteer. 

Join Team NHGMC and make a donation to the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force. Help us reach our $1500 goal!

Dear friends:  Please consider making a donation to a very worthy cause — the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force. 🎗 Simply click here to go to our Task Force Team NHGMC fundraising page to make a donation and join our team. The NHGMC Board of Directors will match the total  donations dollar amount of up to $250!  Also save the date for the Thomas O Cash HIV/AIDS Walk at Greeley Park in Nashua on Saturday, September 21. Help us reach our Team goal of $1,500. ❤️ Make a donation by August 25 and receive a free event T-shirt. 

NHGMC enters its 22nd year!

On July 1, 2019, NHGMC turned 22 – the start of our 22nd fiscal year.  Our Chorus family proudly turns another year older, with our best, most successful year yet behind us. Thanks to our wonderful friends and fans, NHGMC is soaring in popularity and in higher demand all over New Hampshire. What a difference 22 years makes. Thank you! ❤️

Stay tuned for the release of our 20th Anniversary CD – coming soon!

We’ve recorded our most popular songs in a professional recording studio — and we’re in the process of producing NHGMC’s 20th Anniversary CD!  Stay tuned for announcements as we plan on releasing the CD soon. 

Thank you for making our Spring 2019 concert a great success! 

To all our dear, cherished friends and fans who attended our 21st annual Spring Concert Series in Nashua, Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️ for your support and for making this concert a great success — some say NHGMC’s best concert ever! We’re 21…We’re Legal! has slipped into history. But please follow us here for exciting Special Performances coming up in June and throughout the year — as well as our 2019 Holiday Concert Series in December. Also stay tuned for more fabulous concert pictures — and announcements for our extra-special, professionally recorded 20th Anniversary CD coming soon! Thank you – thank you – thank you for keeping the beautiful music alive into our 3rd decade.

NHGMC sings for Mental Health Awareness Month and two assisted living centers in May

As a service to our communities, the men of NHGMC performed a complimentary concert in Concord on Tuesday evening, May 7, at Concord Community Music School’s Recital Hall, to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month – sponsored by Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. 

We will give two other Outreach concerts for the lovely ladies and gents of the following assisted living centers:

  • Havenwood-Heritage Heights in Concord – Tuesday evening, May 14
  • Hunt Community in Nashua – Tuesday evening, May 21

For more information go to our Upcoming Performances page.

NHGMC sings at the State House for the Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council

On Wednesday morning, April 17, NHGMC performed several songs for Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council at the New Hampshire State House, Concord. Last year, NHGMC made history when the Chorus performed inside the Capitol building for the first time, at the Governor’s personal invitation. Thank you, Governor Sununu. 

NHGMC sings at Congressman Chris Pappas’s swearing-in ceremony

On January 5, 2019, our Chorus sang the National Anthem and other inspirational songs at Congressman Chris Pappas’s swearing-in ceremony – at the Congressman’s personal invitation. The event was held at Mr. Pappas’s alma mater, Manchester Central High School. Thank you, Congressman.

What a great 2018 holiday concert series!  Thanks for making it such a smashing success.

Heartfelt thanks goes out to all our friends and audiences in Nashua, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester for a exceedingly successful 2018 Holiday Concert Series, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel. With each season, our audiences are grow larger and larger — packed audiences this time in Nashua and Concord!  You energize us and we love singing our hearts out for you. Thanks also to New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and Congressman-elect Chris Pappas for attending our Manchester concert. If you like to sing, audition and join us for our Spring 2019 Concert Series. Or talk to us about becoming a support-staff volunteer.

Thank you for a wonderful 20th Anniversary year celebration!

The afterglow still lingers from our our year of incredible 20th Anniversary celebrations with our friends and fans. And our loyal corporate sponsor, TD Bank, has been there every step of the way. We are stronger and more popular than ever.  Watch for our 20th Anniversary CD – coming soon! It’s a collection of our Chorus’s most popular songs.  Stay tuned.

NHGMC in 2018 sang for Governor Sununu and Exec Council in a first historic performance inside the New Hampshire Capitol

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, NHGMC sang several songs for Governor Chris Sununu and his Executive Council inside the New Hampshire State Capitol! Governor Sununu, in commemoration of NHGMC’s 20th Anniversary, personally extended the invitation to the Chorus. A very historic, proud moment for our members, it’s the first time the Chorus has performed inside the Capitol — and Governor Sununu is the first New Hampshire Governor to extend the invitation to sing for our state government. It marks an important milestone in our history, given that this performance would have been unthinkable in NHGMC’s early years — or even as recently as 10 years ago — when acceptance of LGBT people in New Hampshire was scarce. To open the Council session, NHGMC performed three songs — the official state song, Old New Hampshire, as well as I Sing Out and Let the River Run.  Following the televised performance, the Governor read, and then presented Artistic Director Luc Andre Roberge with, a 20th Anniversary Commendation signed by the Governor and the five Council members. We thank Governor Sununu, the Council, and his staff for their warm welcome, hospitality, and recognition of our 20th Anniversary.

Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State!

Thank you, Governor Sununu and Council, for your Commendation honoring NHGMC on its 20th Anniversary

Last year, His Excellency, New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu, bestowed upon NHGMC a Governor’s Commendation, honoring the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary and for “bringing the joy of music to the citizens of New Hampshire in communities across the state.”


NHGMC, for the first time in its history, sings the National Anthem at Fenway Park for Boston Red Sox!

It was a night to remember — our Chorus, for the first time in its history, belting out the National Anthem at Fenway Park on June 9, 2017, to open the Boston Pride Night baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. And the Sox came from behind to win!  An exciting new milestone for NHGMC as well as a dream come true. Thanks to the Red Sox organization for inviting us. Thanks to our friends and fans for your support and all the compliments.

NHGMC featured on NH Chronicle – Channel 9 WMUR-TV

On December 12, 2017, WMUR-TV’s award-winning “New Hampshire Chronicle” re-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.” The story originally aired on December 16, 2016.

 

NHGMC makes history performing on live, national television for Presidential candidates rally

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.