Gala Choruses and Festival

About GALA Choruses, Inc.

Founded in 1982 by fourteen choruses, GALA Choruses has become the leading international association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied choruses. The mission of GALA Choruses is inspiring and strengthening member choruses to change their worlds through song. By fostering the artistic and organizational development of member choruses through a wide variety of programs and services, GALA Choruses produces choral festivals, educational conferences and several publications. We engage in advocacy, provide grants for the commissioning of new choral works, facilitate networking within the Association, and serve as a resource center for choruses and individual Associates from around the world.

Since its inception GALA Choruses has produced nine international festivals, provided more than $40,000 in matching grants for commissioned works and has provided more than 25 conferences and vocal training workshops. GALA Choruses supports more than 120 choruses singing to audiences totaling more than one million individuals. GALA Choruses’ holds the vision of Our Voices Win Freedom.

For more information about GALA Choruses and its programs, call 412-999-4489 or visit

About GALA Festival 2020

Every four years GALA Choruses celebrate with a Festival where more than 6,000 diverse singers from over 100 choruses and ensembles from around the world perform. In 2020, this celebration will take place in downtown Minneapolis.

Between July 4 and July 8, 2020, there will be concerts and related festivities held in the Orchestra Hall, the auditorium in the Convention Center and Central Lutheran Church.

For more information about the Festival and links to the Festival venues plus information about Minneapolis, visit GALA Choruses 2020 Festival. You’ll also be able to look at highlights of Festival 2016 Denver.

Past Festivals:

1983 New York
1986 Minneapolis
1989 Seattle
1992 Denver
1996 Tampa
2000 San Jose
2004 Montreal
2008 Miami
2012 Denver
2016 Denver