Minnesota's LGBTA mixed chorus: Building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song.
"Watching you perform, and talking to some of you personally, made me feel like I was in a safe and loving place --- which is a hard thing to come by. Your chorus gave me something I haven't felt in a long time: HOPE." - student participant in OUT in Our Schools.
One Voice Mixed Chorus is Minnesota's only --- and the nation's largest --- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies (LGBTA) mixed chorus. Founded in 1988, One Voice has been "building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song" for more than 25 years. Today our 110 singing chorus members range in age from 17 to 77, and our "Fifth Section" boasts nearly 50 non-singing volunteers.
One Voice inspires transformation through passionate, vibrant, and creative performances before thousands at between 20 and 30 concerts each year at schools, community gatherings, faith communities, corporate diversity events, and our annual marquee concerts.
Under the direction of artistic director Jane Ramseyer Miller, our award-winning chorus is known for its musical excellence, diverse programming, and deep commitment to community outreach, and is described by Chorus America as "one of the region's best ensembles."
We live our mission every day through our:
- One Voice Mixed Chorus concerts with a message;
- OUT in Our Schools program;
- Outreach Tours to Greater Minnesota and beyond; and
- OVation, our small (8 to 12 member) portable a capella ensemble.
Experience One Voice!
Come home with One Voice and ignite your winter evening with unexpected and eclectic music and poetry celebrating holidays from around the globe. Join us for our first holiday concert in 26 years, A Midnight Queer, on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. Tickets are on sale now at: www.OneVoiceMN.org/Tickets.
Save the date and plan to join us for Inside OUT! on April 25, 26, and 27, at the Lab Theatre in Minneapolis. This very special concert will feature youth singers from Avenues for Homeless Youth and guest artist Melanie DeMore.
"Under the direction of Jane Ramseyer Miller, One Voice is developing into one of the finest choirs in this very crowded market. They combine a full, rich sound with a serious musicianship. And they have the advantage of never taking themselves too seriously." - William Randall Beard, Saint Paul Pioneer Press
One Voice Mixed Chorus is a proud member of GALA Choruses (an international organization) and the Queer Music Consortium of the Twin Cities.
For more information and to find out how you can get involved, please visit our website at: www.OneVoiceMN.org; or give us a call at: 651.298.1954.
Thank you for your support!