It also has helped to heal rifts between competing choruses and educate younger members about their shared history. But Dioquino says there is no problem today. Currently, about 85 percent of our membership are new and most likely do not know of the split-up. This joint concert has done a great deal to bring these men together. I have conducted all of these choruses at one time. It was founded to give men a safe place to make music and build community.
Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents ‘Our Time with Sondheim’
Gay Men Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) Live Holiday Performance | Las Olas Association
Martha — I was a pianist as a child and then became a singer on the side. I studied music in college, but graduated with a business degree and worked in the business field for a long time. I went back to music at Lisa — I was a flute player and my mother was a music teacher, so I was forced to be in choir. Martha — I was a church singer at Plymouth congregational church and I got lots of weddings, etc. Lisa — They change as my age changes. There are some classical pieces that I now love, because now I get them.
Gay Mens Chorus of South Florida
With mainstage performances in December, March, and June, as well as numerous outreach performances, GMCSF has earned a strong reputation for artistic excellence and meaningful community engagement. The role of the Artistic Director, who reports to the Chairman of the Board, is to work collaboratively with GMCSF leadership to oversee all artistic matters and programming for the Chorus. The successful candidate will have a BA or advanced degree in music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience five years minimum. Expertise in vocal technique, languages and choral diction with singers of various musical skills and experience is necessary. An ability to offer strong leadership skills and to balance work within a team setting is required.
Our members have taken, and will continue to take, a vital role in formulating and executing our vision, mission, values, and goals for our first season and beyond. They are planning a minimum of three major concerts each season. We will also collaborate with other choruses and arts organizations throughout the year.