TCGMC performed for a total audience of 17,000 people at 25 performances in the Twin Cities and Duluth, in Mason City, Iowa, and Denver, Colorado during our 2011-12 season.
The letters and e-mails from those who have participated in the Chorus’ activities and events, and whose lives have been somehow positively changed by the experience, remain a significant motivating factor in the participation of many Chorus members, staff, and Board members. The impact we have on individual lives and the community at large, evidenced by audience feedback, member comments, and statements from individuals at collaborating organizations and venues, includes self-acceptance, feelings of accomplishment and unity, the acceptance of loved ones and friends who are gay, and a positive view of one's gay neighbors and fellow citizens:
“I was one of the lucky 2,600 in Denver (who got to see “Out of My Range”)! Your performance brought me joyous laughter and moving tears many times over. I was floored by the brilliance of the writing and your individual and group performances! You captured every important nuance of being in a Gay Men’s Chorus the past 30 years.”
“I want to congratulate all of you on your “Out of My Range” performance at GALA. It was very funny, poignant, well-cast, and well-sung! I loved the message of appreciating your fellow chorus members (“…we’ve got your back”). “Out of My Range” is the one CD I bought this year, and it’s bringing back so many of those great moments. Bravo!”
Execute a smooth transition of artistic leadership by securing a standout candidate for the Chorus’s Artistic Director who joined TCGMC on August 1, 2012. Tactics include: introducing the new Artistic Director to TCGMC audiences and constituents; acquire new audience members to offset anticipated loss of audience with the departure of our current Artistic Director and the arrival of his replacement; sustaining and enhancing the quality of the concert season and outreach activities through dynamic programming and musicians.
Reach new targeted audiences and supporters while deepening and broadening ongoing relationships with existing audiences by creating and implementing a new two-year marketing plan and a new two-year development plan which will enable staff to continue to deepen and broaden relationships with audiences.
Continue to strengthen organizational infrastructure by: 1. Securing a new Artistic Director with resource development experience and 2. Restoring the Executive Director position from part-time to full-time to implement new development plan currently in development for launch in FY13.
Community or Constituency Served
The community served by our organization are GLBT students and adults, our allies, and our families.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities metro area
Impact and Programs