Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus will return to the Bijou stage once again this spring to perform American Choral Story: Imagine. Join them at 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2015, for a concert that explores the progress of equality throughout the history of our great nation. The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus seeks to build bridges between the LGBT community and East Tennessee. By exploring a variety of cultural heritage KGMC brings us all together and promotes equality through musical excellence. What better way is there to celebrate equality than to acknowledge both the movements of the past and the advances of today?
Imagine how our country would be different without the courage of those that stepped forward to make a difference. Take a journey through time as we acknowledge the end of the American Civil War 150 years ago. Learn about the women’s movement over the past 100 years, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibited racial discrimination. As we await the landmark decision of the Supreme Court for Marriage Equality let’s come together in a celebration of love and acceptance for everyone regardless of race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation.
The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus was founded by Bleu Copas and Christopher Hamblin in 2012. KGMC sang with just 14 members at their first concert, but the group has now grown to over 50 men. Performing under the direction of their Interim Artistic Director Matthew Mimbs this concert will be both entertaining and educational.
General Admission tickets are just $18, and students and seniors can get their seats for just $15. The Bijou Theatre is located at 803 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. KGMC is a 501(c3) and any tax-deductible donations will go toward funding KGMC’s programming needs.
For more information about please visit www.knoxgmc.org, and find them on Facebook to see what’s going on at any given time with the fabulous men in the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus.