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World’s Largest LGBT Performing Arts Event

Denver, Colorado—July 2–6, 2016, GALA Choruses is delighted to return to Denver for Festival 2016, the largest LGBT performing arts event in the world. Held every four years, Festival brings together over 130 choruses and 6000 singers from North America and abroad.

Festival 2016 will feature performances from Cuba’s only gay chorus Mano a Mano (, the Beijing Queer Chorus (, the New York based quartet Well Strung (, and many more. Festival will also feature the premiere of original compositions by Mari Valverde (, and Kala Pierson (, as well as Andrew Lippa’s I am Harvey Milk ( From a raucous Holiday Hullabaloo of Christmas songs in July to a flashmob performance of “If You Were Gay” from Avenue Q, GALA’s Festival 2016 will fill downtown Denver with joy, pride, and the power of song.

And if you can’t make it to Denver, don’t worry. Many of the concerts at Festival 2016 will be broadcast live at

About GALA

GALA Choruses leads the North American LGBT choral movement. Our more than 190 member choruses and their 10,000 singers look to us for support and leadership. We are dedicated to helping choruses become more effective, both artistically and administratively. We assist emerging choruses and facilitate networking and training for established groups. Currently, GALA Choruses is putting special focus on the implementation of programming that will assess and improve the sustainability of our member choruses. Learn more at

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