About Us

For many of our members, singing together is not just a hobby or a social outlet; it is the defining essence of who we are as people and as spiritual beings. Singing together creates a space where we express not only our own identities, feelings and beliefs, but those of our greater LGBTQ community. We celebrate, mourn, reflect, exhort and sometimes raise our voices in anger. Sometimes we sing for those who no longer can.

As we begin rehearsals for our upcoming performance season, we remain committed to our organization and to being musical ambassadors for our community. Read more about our mission below.

Our Vision:

The Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus claims our role as the transforming and transcending choral voice for our LGBTQ and affirming community.

Our Mission:

The Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus entertains, advocates and connects community through choral excellence.

     Our primary goals are:

  • To achieve excellence in musical performance. AVLGMC continues its long tradition of excellence in music. We produce performances showcasing music from a variety of genres including classical, cabaret and spiritual. Our aim is to provide our audience with a quality experience.
  • To enrich the lives of participants through social and fellowship experiences. AVLGMC is a family of singers. Proud, diverse and experienced, our members work together to broaden our friendships.
  • To foster LGBTQ community spirit and present a positive gay image to the community at large. AVLGMC serves as ambassadors for our community and provides a positive image in all our performances. Music is a universal language and we take great pride in providing our voices for change, comfort and education.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus recognizes that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) encompasses, without limitation, race, color, religion, gender, age, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability,  marital or parental status,  ethnicity,  socioeconomic or educational status,  and political perspective.

AVLGMC strives to be a diverse group of members who can pass a singing audition, are willing and able to sing TTBB music, and meet attendance requirements. Diversity increases exposure to different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests. Achieving DEI is a process that requires commitment.


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