About The San Diego
Gay Men’s Chorus

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Charles Beale, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates its 39th year of changing lives one voice at a time. With more than 100 active members and 300 alumni on its roster, it is one of the largest gay choruses in the world and has sung at locations including the White House, the Super Bowl, and Lincoln Center.

Our Mission: To create a positive musical experience through exciting performances which engage our audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change. 
Our Vision:  We connect, inspire and challenge: our chorus members, by nurturing artistic and personal growth while building a musical family, our audiences, by broadening cultural awareness of important social issues and the bonds that unite us all, and our communities, by serving as a catalyst for individual and social transformation. 
Our Values
  • Musical Excellence: Dedication to the highest artistic standards.
  • Unity: Fellowship and fun with a commitment to collaboration and communication, both within the chorus and in harmony with the larger community.
  • Social Responsibility: Commitment to equality, social justice, arts advocacy, and service to underserved segments of society.
  • Integrity: Affirmation of our gay identity with honesty, respect, and just treatment of all.
  • Collaboration: Innovative partnerships that advance mutual interests.