The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC), founded in 1980, was one of the first gay men’s choruses formed in the United States. Starting with just 26 singers, PGMC quickly grew into a prominent institution within the LGBT community. Over the decades the chorus has weathered the AIDS epidemic, numerous statewide campaigns targeting the LGBTQ+ community, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic which effectively shuttered live performances over the past year. Yet, through it all PGMC continues to thrive as an arts organization that uses music to change hearts and minds not only here in our home state of Oregon, but most recently when we became the first western LGBTQ+ chorus to tour and perform in the Peoples Republic of China. Today, PGMC is a thriving arts organization of 120+ singers, performing in front of packed houses across the region. With a growing recognition for excellence, most recently exemplified when we received Oregon's highest honor, the Governors Arts Award in 2020, PGMC remains committed to choral art as a mechanism for building an inclusive and tolerant community.
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