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 –  Last chance is this Tuesday, January 21!

Have some fun and make new friends and beautiful music all at the same time. Last chance to join is this Tuesday, January 21. Drop by at  6:30 pm in Manchester for a quick audition and stay for rehearsal.  Meet our guys and talk to them about joining as a singer or (if you don’t sing) a support-staff volunteer.  Become part of this New Hampshire musical state treasure. NHGMC seeks men 18 years of age or older — gay, straight (gay-friendly), or those who are male-identifying. For all the details, visit our Auditions page, 121 Manchester Street, TONIGHT! The celebration begins at 6:00 pm.

NHGMC to perform concert with two other Choruses on February 23 in Concord — the Grand Time for Singing!

On Sunday afternoon, February 23, at 3:00 pm, the men of NHGMC will perform a concert — a Grand Time for Singing — with two other New Hampshire choruses at the historic Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street, Concord. This event is hosted by the Concord Community Concert Association (CCCA). The New Hampshire Master Chorale and the Suncook Valley Chorale will also each give a concert. For more info, see Upcoming Performances and the CCCA website.

Thank you for making our 2019 Holiday Concert Series a great success! 

Thank you to all our wonderful friends and fans for the large, enthusiastic turnouts for our smash-hit 22nd annual holiday concert series, “Amid the Winter’s Snow” in Nashua, Portsmouth, Concord, and Manchester. Wonderful audiences! ❤️ Our popular concert series has slipped into history, but it’s never too early to save the dates for our Spring concert series, “Let Me Be the Music,” in Nashua (May 2), Manchester (May 3), Concord (May 16), and Portsmouth (May 17). For details, visit our Upcoming Performances page. Thank you all for keeping the beautiful music alive year after year. We love our fans. 🙂 ❤️

NHGMC performed in Boston for TD Bank executives at their national meeting

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the men of NHGMC performed several songs for the national TD Bank Board of Directors reception at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston, at TD Bank’s invitation. This is a great honor for the Chorus, given that we were selected over Massachusetts performers. NHGMC is proudly sponsored by TD Bank. 

NHGMC recognized as top team fundraiser for the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force at HIV/AIDS Walk in Nashua, September 21

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Team NHGMC was recognized with a Certificate as the top-earning team that had raised the most funds for the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, running up to the annual Thomas O Cash HIV/AIDS Walk at Greeley Park. 🎗 It’s not too late to make a donation. Simply click here to go to our Task Force Team NHGMC fundraising page to make a donation and join our team.

Our 20th Anniversary CD available for purchase online soon!

We’ve recorded our most popular songs in a professional recording studio — and they’ll soon be available for purchase and download. NHGMC’s most popular songs, professionally mixed and mastered.

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! ❤️

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 2019 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!  But please follow us here for exciting Special Performances coming up in 2020. 

NHGMC performed for Mental Health Awareness Month and two assisted living centers in May, 2019

As a service to our communities, the men of NHGMC performed a complimentary concert in Concord on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2019, at Concord Community Music School’s Recital Hall, to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month – sponsored by Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. 

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

On Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019, the NHGMC performed several songs for Governor Chris Sununu and the Executive Council at the New Hampshire State House, Concord. In 2018, the 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 performed 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. 

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 in 2018 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, sang 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

In December, 2018, 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 made history in 2016 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.