The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus (SGMC) was founded in 1984 as the Sacramento Men’s Chorus and aimed to provide a sense of community and support to gay men in Sacramento during the AIDS epidemic. The chorus has always used music as a tool to confront intolerance, but it was not until 2006 that the chorus adopted our current name.
Over the years, the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus has grown to become an integral part of Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ and musical communities through our performances and outreach programs. While the name honors the organization’s history, SGMC’s membership has evolved to represent the diversity of Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community and allies. Our chorus has grown from its original (?) members to boast over 88 members who reflect the incredible diversity in the LGBTQ+ community and the Sacramento community. As an organization, we strive to provide a warm, safe place where all are welcome. We are committed to uplifting those who are the most marginalized in our community.
SGMC’s season begins in August each year and runs through the following July. We produce two major productions, a winter holiday show and a spring show, and perform at various local community benefit events, showcasing the voice of Sacramento.