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Have you gotten your tickets to this year's Big Package Auction yet? You'll get THIS close to Miss Richfield 1981! http://www.cgmc.org/bigpackage
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A CGMC view of the signing of marriage equality in Illinois. We were honored to be asked by Illinois governor Pat Quinn to sing three verses of "America The Beautiful" at the ceremony. Here's our performance and a recap of the signing itself. Proud to be part of such a historic event for our state.
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On the CGMC blog, chorus alum Dave Morris recalls his friendship with Larry Prospero, and how it changed him:

"I joined the chorus in January 1986.... One of the first people I met was Larry Prospero. Larry was a tailor, a seamstress, a fashion designer and a drag queen. I was a corporate minion working a very technical-science oriented job.... We were as opposite as two people could be. We used to hang out outside of chorus and spent hours talking. During one of those evenings Larry said to me, ‘You know Dave, if I had ever seen you in a bar I never would have talked to you.’ I replied, ‘If we had been in the same bar, I never would have noticed you.’ He laughed and said, ‘That is why I love chorus, we are friends that would have never been, except for meeting in the chorus.’”

Read the whole thing: http://www.cgmc.org/blog/cgmc-friends-might-have-never-been
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Photos by Scott Meeker of CGMC's "All You Need is Love: The Music of the Beatles" at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago
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Our Beatles show made the Tribune!

Come see the final show in Skokie!
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A lovely write-up and some pictures from yesterday's historic bill signing from The Advocate magazine. Thanks for the love on our rendition of "America the Beautiful" and the photos! We wouldn't have missed yesterday for the world.
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Congratulations, Delaware!

Hmmm. Chicago Gay Men's Chorus launches a show called 'All You Need is Love' and between the start of tech week and the final performance, three states will have partially or completely approved marriage equality...not, unfortunately, including our home state of Illinois (at least not so far as we know--but there's still time make it 4, legislators in the Illinois House!). 

It's the power of CGMC and the power of love. Share the love...and the good marriage equality vibes: Get your tickets now for our FINAL performance of "All You Need Is Love" this Saturday at the fabulous North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie across from Northbrook Mall.
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Sergeant Pepper meets and greets guests, audience and other performers at CGMC's "All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles" concerts.
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Introduction
As the largest LGBT performing arts organization in Illinois, we are Chicago's Most Colorful Chorus!

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC) has been an integral part of Chicago’s cultural and gay communities since 1983. For the last two decades, we have entertained audiences across the continent with innovative musical programming exploring everything from love to politics to the sometimes fabulous, sometimes challenging world of being gay—often all at the same time. Our always-memorable performances have included original musical revues; four popular productions celebrating the Sidetrack show tune experience; full-length book musicals like The Wizard of Oz, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore; and traditional choral concerts—all punctuated with our signature joyous irreverence.

CGMC has traveled extensively across North America, representing Chicago in cities including Montreal, New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. We have also brought entertainment back home, inviting choruses from across the United States and Europe to sing with us here in Chicago.

Notable milestones in our recent history include our induction into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, multiple performances of the national anthem at Chicago's historic Wrigley Field, and the production of three CDs: Cool Yule, which debuted in November 2001; I Will Be Loved Tonight, a collection of our favorite love (and not-so-in-love) songs that was released in December 2004; and our most recent collection of live recordings, Favorite Things.

With more than 150 singing members backed by a small army of volunteers, the CGMC family covers a diverse cross-section of the Chicago metropolitan area. 

Under the visionary guidance and inspired direction of Artistic Director, Patrick Sinozich, CGMC delivers a distinctive brand of entertainment that keeps our audience coming back again and again. 

Our members log thousands of hours annually to accomplish an ambitious schedule of performances, fund-raisers and charitable appearances.

Our Mission

We Entertain
CGMC delivers a unique entertainment experience found nowhere else in the city. We produce professional-quality shows that combine the best elements of musical theater, cabaret and traditional choral performance. But only CGMC can add that special “twist of gaiety” that can make each show fun, moving and memorable.

We Inspire
Whether we're representing the community while singing the national anthem at Wrigley Field or we're providing rarely-seen GLBT-friendly entertainment in smaller cities downstate, CGMC serves as ambassadors and provides a positive image to countless thousands every year.

We Motivate
Sometimes the message to take action can be delivered more effectively through song than through speech. That’s why CGMC has been heard regularly in the dome of the state Capitol (supporting GLBT rights and domestic partner benefits) and at major fundraising events throughout the city (often supporting AIDS-related organizations).

We Comfort
CGMC is not only an integral part of the community, but we are a family. When asked to help, CGMC heeds the call. We’ve sung at at the Auditorium Theater honoring the victims of Sept. 11. We sing at smaller memorial services honoring local community leaders... and sometime our own members. We're humbled to realize that CGMC's presence can bring comfort and healing to those around us.