We’re incredibly excited to announce our next concert—Kinfolk Divine—which we will present live on June 3rd, June 4th, and June 7th. The men of ECMC will lift their voices in celebration of the divine feminine.
Tickets are now on sale via the links above or below in our calendar!
Through countless centuries humankind has given much of its central credence and musical attention to divine figures which are said to be male. In Kinfolk Divine, our concert ode to justice and equality, the men of ECMC will sing to iterations of the divine feminine from Hindu, Buddhist, Celtic, and Judeo-Christian traditions. The performance will include reimagined choral works of treble and mixed-choir music from the incredible minds of Gustav Holst, Sergei Rachmaninov, Ethan Sperry, Joan Szymko, Jocelyn Hagen, Morten Lauridsen, Mari Valverde, James Taylor, and more in this life-affirming concert.
|Kinfolk Divine - Friday Performance Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001||Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001|
|Kinfolk Divine - Saturday Performance Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001||Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, NY 10001|
|Kinfolk Divine - Tuesday Performance Broadway Presbyterian Church, New York, NY 10025||Broadway Presbyterian Church, New York, NY 10025|
When the Gay Gotham Chorus was founded in 1993, AIDS was fast approaching the height of its rampant killing spree in New York. Part of the mission of the organization from the start was to donate most or all of the profits from concert performances to the relief efforts and research funds against this terrible disease. All the while, the LGBTQA+ community endured horrific media and general public scrutiny. Politics and religion interfered in the quest for human empathy and helping others. Today, it would seem that we still haven't learned our lesson in society. In this short video series, brave members of ECMC, past and present, share their direct personal experiences of crisis and the wisdom they learned during the horrible AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s that took the lives of thousands of New Yorkers including partners and friends of our members. Our hope in creating this video outreach series is not only to show the inspiring resilience of these wonderful human beings, but to demonstrate a tangible way in which members of the LGBTQA+ community can be helpful and supportive to society at large. Listen to the messages of these brave men.