Mission Statement

The mission of the Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus is to inspire our diverse community through musical excellence and collective pride.


Our vision is to transform and unite our global community through song.


We will always:

  • Value the contributions of singers and non-singers to the organization

  • Support continual improvement of our singers through individual practice, committed participation, and regular attendance

  • Support sound organizational structure that includes fiscal solvency, open communication, and strong leadership

  • Promote acceptance, justice, and equality for all in the community

  • Reflect the diversity of our community through our music and membership without endorsing specific beliefs or views

  • Provide a safe haven and fellowship for our members

  • Perform with openness, visibility, and pride


SVGMC was formed on June 29, 1983, and sang its first full-length performance on June 16, 1984, as part of San Jose's Gay Pride Celebration.  Read more about our history.

SVGMC is a proud member of GALA Choruses.


SVMGC is led by a Board of Directors and our artistic and professional staff.  Read more about our team.