On Sunday, April 28, 2019 the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus (IGMC) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a concert at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, located in Ithaca’s historic Dewitt Park at 309 North Cayuga Street. *
Sam Kwan continues as the Music Director of the group, an alumna of Ithaca College’s Voice Performance and Music Education bachelor’s program. She is completing her fourth season as IGMC Music Director.
IGMC was founded in 2009 and first appeared as a guest of the VOICES Multi-Cultural Chorus. VOICES and IGMC are members of Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca, a non-profit umbrella organization providing opportunities for Tompkins County residents to perform in professionally directed choral groups. The chorus would like to thank the First Baptist Church of Ithaca for generously providing rehearsal and performance space IGMC’s beginnings in since 2009.
In the past 10 years, IGMC has amassed a long and varied list of music for arranged for the male voice and has appeared regularly in the Ithaca area. IGMC has made annual appearances in the Ithaca Festival and at Porchfest. The group has sung at: fundraisers, weddings, LGBTQ events in Ithaca and Central NY, at Pride Day at New York’s State Fair, the Farmers’ Market, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner to name a few. For each of these past 10 years IGMC has performed 2 annual concerts at the First Baptist Church on DeWitt Park (FBC).
For this anniversary concert the group has chosen some of its favorites and a few audience favorites, which will make for a lovely afternoon of music and memories.
A donation of $15 is suggested at the door. The chorus has the generous support of concertgoers and various businesses and organizations throughout the community.
The Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus can be found on the ACI website at www.acithaca.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IthacaGayMensChorus. Open rehearsals are held at the First Baptist Church on Tuesday nights from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. If you are interested in joining the chorus or would like more information, you may contact the group by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.