The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus today announced that tickets are now on sale for Big Gay Sing®, its annual sing-along extravaganza being held from March 18 – 20 at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s production is Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap! celebrating some of the most legendary British artists and pop songs from the past five decades.
The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is a world-class, world-renowned New York institution and a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community and is comprised of more than 260 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Together, they produce a vibrant sound and energy that audiences can feel and connect with. Through the power of this sound, and their spectacular performances, we entertain their audiences while being fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance. Founded in 1980, NYCGMC has formed a strong bond with devoted followers and continues to make lasting connections with new and diverse audiences. The Chorus’s repertoire includes every style from classical to pop, Broadway to gospel, and music from cultures all over the world; and have performed in a wide variety of settings, including special, private, and corporate events, concerts, television appearances, festivals, extensive concert tours in other countries, Broadway/theater productions, conferences, weddings, parties, fundraisers, and community events.
“This year’s Big Gay Sing will be the most fabulous musical love-fest for British pop music that this city has ever seen,” said Charlie Beale, Artistic Director of the NYCGMC and an ex-pat Brit. “Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap! will be both sensational and surprising—what better way to salute David Bowie, a pop culture genius who has been a huge influence on us over the years,” Beale added.
Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap! will feature a tribute to Bowie along with arrangements of British chart-toppers by Adele, Spice Girls, Jessie J, Dusty Springfield, Queen, plus many more. “The arrangements, the immensity of the sound, and the sparkle from drag queens and dancers will have you jumping to your feet and your jaw hitting the floor,” Beale commented.
Big Gay Sing, an NYCGMC original concept and now in its eighth year, has become New York’s most fun way to welcome the color and gayness of spring. Its outrageous sing-along format has become so popular that the concept has been franchised to choruses around the US and the world.
“After a long winter, there’s nothing better than an over-the-top spectacle that has you dancing in the aisles and channeling our inner pop diva,” said Jason Sirois, Board Chair of Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of NYCGMC. “The mission of NYCGMC is to champion acceptance, equality, and sensational music. Big Gay Sing demonstrates that we are just as fabulous performing in g-strings as we are in tuxes,” Sirois added.
Big Apple Performing Arts (561 Seventh Ave, Suite 803, New York, NY 10018, Phone: 212-344-1777) is the non-profit management company for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. With over thirty years of history, innovative programs, and service to the LGBTQ community, Big Apple Performing Arts is renowned for producing legendary performances, commissioning new works, and taking a leading role in the movement for social justice. From Carnegie Hall to City Hall, from the AIDS crisis to the struggle for marriage equality, as well as today’s gender and identity politics, the choruses of BAPA have been leaders and activists in the New York City community since 1980.
Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap! will be performed at New York University‘s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 8pm Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19, with a matinee performance on Sunday March 20. Tickets are now available here or by visiting nycgmc.org.