London Gay Men's Chorus
Founded in 1991 by a group of six gay men, the London Gay Men's Chorus is now, with around 190 singing members and over 230 members in total, Europe's largest and best known gay choir.
With a widely varying repertoire from classical music to folk, jazz, pop, R&B or show tunes, and often including choreography, the Chorus's aim is to challenge preconceptions - both musical and social - in society, while providing a social network for its members.
With approximately 190 voices, the London Gay Men's Chorus has five sections, Bass, Baritone, First Tenor, Second Tenor and SemiTones. Each section is divided between upper and lower voices supported by a music support team drawn from the ranks and a music team.
A group of twenty auditioned members constitute 'Far From Kansas', a small group which works as an ambassadorial and fundraising entity and performs at corporate events and civil partnership ceremonies.
The choir has performed around the UK at numerous venues including the London Palladium, the Dome, the Cadogan Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Southbank Centre and toured overseas in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United States.