As it prepares to enter its 30th season, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus is finding out that its reach is more than just the range of its harmony.
Founded in 1981, the chorus has grown from a clutch of gay men singing to become a second family for its members, a place of common ground between the straight and gay community as well as inspiration and support to other cities wishing to follow the chorus’ lead.
While the chorus has sung across the country, visited several international venues and performs with stars like its upcoming show with Jennifer Holliday, it had never performed in Georgia outside metro Atlanta until this year, and the reaction surprised the men.
Final concert tonight at Rialto Center for Arts brings together love, peace and understanding
Friends and family of Greg Barrett came together at Christ Covenant MCC in Decatur June 7 to honor his life and remember his community volunteerism. Barrett died June 3.
Attendees remembered Barrett, 43, for his dedication to local nonprofit organizations as well on the impact he had on friends and family.
A long-time Atlanta Pride volunteer, Barrett was actively involved with several Atlanta-based nonprofit organizations, including the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and AIDS Walk Atlanta.
It’s been almost three decades since the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus was founded to create a space where men could come together in creativity and camaraderie, and through their singing, help empower and educate both themselves and the community at large.
In the years since the chorus’ founding in 1981, Atlanta’s gay community has grown increasingly vibrant, visible and accepted. Now the AGMC is taking to the road to lend their voices to efforts to improve gay acceptance throughout the state.