In ten short years, the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida has become a regional arts asset.
The Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) is an artistic force dedicated to social change. In just ten short years we have grown to over 130 members, making us the largest gay men's chorus in the southeastern United States. Driven to open more minds and change more hearts, we continue to expanded into larger venues and broaden community outreach, which allows to annually reach more than 20,000 people.
Our organization officially formed in September 2010, and we presented our first public performance in December of the same year. In 2014-2015 GMCSF hired its first full-time professional staff members, providing expertise and infrastructure to our operations. In 2016 we entered into an annual partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for the presentation of an annual holiday concert at Hard Rock Live. Since that time, we have performed with headliners such as Linda Eder, Alan Cumming, Matthew Morrison, and Jordin Sparks.
Over the course of our 10-year history, GMCSF has been invited to perform in a broad range of high-profile events. We have performed at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, the Gusman Theatre, Nova Southeastern University, The City of Miami Beach, The Miami Heat, the Master Chorale of South Florida and more.
The Chorus has always given back to the community through outreach efforts such as providing over two-thousand teddy bears to the Broward County Hospitals Pediatric Auxiliary each year, chaperoning at a gay youth prom, performing with a local special needs theatre company, participating in Temple Sinai’s Holocaust remembrance events, and walking and raising money for the AIDS walk, among many other community projects. In 2017 we began welcoming community nonprofits and the clients they serve to select concerts, allowing us to reach the community’s most vulnerable citizens. In 2019 the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce awarded GMCSF the Nonprofit Small Business of the Year Award in recognition of our outstanding business practices and success.