May 21, 2013 – For over three decades, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus has been selling out shows and presenting high-quality musical entertainment that positively represents the gay community. Now, on Saturday, June 15 at Jungle Atlanta, the AGMC brings a new kind of event to the metro area: a fabulous gay sing-a-long combined with an Atlanta Gay Idol competition to suit any aspiring diva!
Hosted by the AGMC joined by the outrageous Armorettes and sponsored by Project Q Atlanta, this inaugural event will include an interactive, no-holds-barred trip through some of the best-known gay standards of yesterday and today. Throughout the evening, lyrics will be projected on a screen above the chorus to enable everyone to sing along.
And for those of any orientation who wish to take the stage, the AGMC is also proud to present the Big Gay Idol competition, encouraging aspiring local artists to wow the judges and audience with their talent and walk away with the coveted title and a chance to perform at Pride 2013!
To enroll in the Big Gay Idol competition, submit a video recording of yourself singing a song of your choice to atlantagayidol@agmchorus.
“Atlanta hasn’t seen an event like this before,” said Kevin Robison, AGMC’s artistic director. “The Big Gay Sing will be an extravaganza where chorus members and everyone else who loves big gay music can let our inner – or not-so-inner — campy divas out for a good time. You won’t want to miss your chance to show your stuff or be the Atlanta’s Big Gay Idol winner.”
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; go here to purchase tickets.
Established in 1981 and today one of the world’s longest-running all-male choruses, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents entertaining and thought-provoking performances that appeal to a diverse audience, create a positive image of the LGBTQ community, and promote equality for all persons.
The chorus is a member of GALA, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, and Chorus America, a 1,600-member non-profit organization that foster the chorus music experience in the U.S.
The chorus is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. The AGMC’s 32 Atlanta Magazine and Smirnoff Vodka; presenting sponsors are Macy’s and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP); principal sponsors, Ameriprise Financial, Brandon D Hunt Design, Dan Lax Media, Peachtree Battle Chiropractic and St. Mark United Methodist Church; sustaining sponsors, Administrivia, Briza, Nead Werx, 866 Rooftop and Radial Café; and media sponsors The Georgia Voice and Project Q Atlanta.
A complete listing of financial supporters – and how you can support the mission of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus – can be found on agmchorus.org. For more information on the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, see the website or call the office at (404) 320-1030.