Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus kicks off Southern tour in Nashville

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The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will kick off their “Southern Exposure” tour on July 9 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. It marks the first stop of a tour of Southern cities including Birmingham, AL; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA.

It is the first time the 25 year-old chorus will embark on a national tour.

Tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. Nashville concert at the Ryman Auditorium, and went on sale this past weekend. Prices are $25 and $30, and the concert benefits the local HRC chapter and Nashville in Harmony. For ticket information visit ryman.com.

“Turning 25 has made us reflect upon where we have been and examine where we would like to be as an organization,” said Joann Usher, executive director of the chorus. “Outreach has always been an important part of our mission. We have worked hard to bring awareness and acceptance of the gay community in the Twin Cities and around the state and region. Now more than ever, though, we feel it is time to send an even stronger and louder message. By touring the South, we hope to raise a national awareness,” she added.

The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus is the fourth-largest gay men’s chorus in the nation, featuring more than 140 singing members. Through musical excellence, this award-winning chorus has built a solid reputation for adventuresome programming

For more information on the tour, season highlights or to order season tickets, contact the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus at 528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 307 in Minneapolis or by calling 612.339.7664 or visiting the Chorus website: www.tcgmc.org