Our purpose is to use music to change the general public’s image and attitudes toward the gay community; to provide high quality choral performances; and to make the world a better place.
Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus is a group of Gay/Bi/Supportive men/male identified people aged Youth to Adult in the Fargo-Moorhead area, who love to sing and want to share their talents with the broader community, providing its members with an atmosphere of integrity, honesty and mutual respect.
Our purpose is to use music to change the general publics’ image and attitude to-ward the gay community; to provide high quality choral performances; and to make the world a better place.
New members are always welcome. It doesn’t matter if they have a degree in Music Performance or if they have never sang in a choir, as long as they enjoy singing. Straight men are also welcome to join our group.
In the fall of 2012, the idea of a gay men’s chorus was conceived by a group of six gay men who met each afternoon at a local coffee house. The question arose, “Why doesn’t Fargo-Moorhead have a gay men’s chorus?”
In June 2013, the coffee group members urged Bob Stone to contact the Pride Collective & Community Center about organizing a chorus. Mara Morken Fogarty of the PCCC loved the idea. Mara and Bob spent the next few months finding members, a location, a pianist and a director.
In early September of that year, the FM Gay Men’s Chorus became a committee of the PCCC and its first practice was held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Fargo. Season One director, Jon Landre, assistant director, Angel Lira and pianists David Fisher and Jared Hoeft rehearsed the chorus.
The first season culminated on Sunday, April 6, 2014. With the help of a promoter, Laurie Seifert Williams, the chorus performed their “Welcome to the Show” concert at the Fargo Theatre. They entertained an audience of about 600 guests. The show also included a performance by 100 members of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.