Our story. We love to sing!
During the summer of 2013, a group of men gathered around the idea of creating a new all male choral ensemble dedicated to providing quality musical entertainment while educating its singers and furthering a positive image and appreciation of the LGBTQ community.
Steel City Men’s Chorus’ mission is to create community, educate, and give voice to LGBTQ issues through music and service. In addition to our performances, we participate in a number of local community outreach programs, supporting AIDS Alabama and Community Kitchens of Birmingham during our inaugural year.
During the summer of 2013, a group of men gathered around the idea of creating a new all male choral ensemble. From meetings around dining room tables, Steel City Men’s Chorus was born. From our first rehearsal in August, 2013, until our first performance on December 6, 2013, some 35 men and their supporters worked in a whirlwind to create and incorporate a new non-profit and produce a show. Our sold out holiday show, Our First Noel, told us that we were on the right track.
Steel City Men’s Chorus is a proud member of Chorus America and the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA). In October, 2013, a group of SCMC leaders attended the GALA Leadership Symposium in Atlanta, coming away with some wonderful ideas to enhance our organization as well as feedback affirming the solid foundation we have built.
Membership in Steel City Men’s Chorus is open to anyone, 18 and older. Singing members must be male or identify as male and be able to sing a male vocal part (TTBB). Non-singing membership is open to both men and women who do not wish to sing but desire to support SCMC through active voting membership. All members must pay dues as required by the Board of Directors to remain in good standing. If you are interested in joining Steel City Men’s Chorus, please contact the Chorus Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.