In 1981, a time when the gay-rights movement was just gaining momentum, founding artistic director Jeffrey McIntyre and 45 talented and brave singers came together to form the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC)—an ensemble of the highest-musical quality that nurtures its members and educates its community toward understanding, compassion, and inclusiveness.
Through the years, the AGMC has shared the stage with such notables as Leslie Jordan, former poet laureate Maya Angelou, the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale, the International Gay Men’s Chorus of Paris, and many more. The AGMC and its select ensemble, Panache, have been proud to perform at benefits for victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, for charitable organizations such as the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Food Bank, and AIDS Athens, and for community service events such as First Night Atlanta, AIDS Walk Atlanta, the Human Rights Campaign Annual Dinner, Toys for Tots, and The Toy Party.
The AGMC has appeared at premier performing arts venues such as the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Hall, the Cathedral of St. Philip, the Robert Ferst Center for the Performing Arts, the Atlanta Civic Center, Emory University, Agnes Scott College and—as part of the Chorus’ 2007-08 season—the Alliance Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center and the world-class Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre during the Centre’s inaugural year.
In late 2012, the organization formed Voices of Note, Inc. as an umbrella under which the AGMC and any future programs would operate. By launching the Atlanta Women’s Project—now the Atlanta Women’s Chorus (AWC)—in January 2013, Voices of Note established itself as a community leader in commitment to diversity and excellence in vocal performance. Over 150 talented and diverse singers comprise the two choruses; together, the volunteer members of the AGMC and AWC entertain thousands of audience members from Metro Atlanta, surrounding counties and states, including the LGBTQ community and beyond, through their thought-provoking performances.
Both choruses are members of the International Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) and actively participate in collaborative performances and educational efforts with GALA member choruses worldwide. The AGMC is also a member of Chorus America, an organization dedicated to the expansion of the choral movement in North America.
For more information on how you can support the mission of Voices of Note, call 404-320-1030 or e-mail email@example.com.