Minnesota's GLBTA chorus: Building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song.
"I am no longer uncomfortable being around people who are gay...at first I didn't want the men to mistake me to be gay. But I learned that they're just a bunch of normal, friendly adults!”
One Voice Mixed Chorus unites gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people (GLBT) and straight allies to build community and create social change by raising our voices in song. One of the largest GLBT choruses in North America, One Voice is known for musical excellence, diverse programming, and community outreach. The 120 singing members range from ages 17 to 77, and the “Fifth Section” boasts more than 50 non-singing volunteers. Whether performing in schools, at community events, or on stage for marquee concerts, One Voice inspires transformation through passionate, vibrant, and creative performances. The award-winning chorus has performed for thousands of people throughout the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and beyond. Chorus America describes One Voices as “one of the region’s best ensembles.”
“I don’t have any GLBT friends but I felt a stronger connection with these singers than other adults I have known a long time. I really liked that I could spill my guts and I would already be accepted. It is like they have gone through so much they can really talk and be open to anyone. It makes me feel more confident and less like holding back my voice.”
Each One Voice season is filled with powerful music and a message of positive social change. The chorus and its small ensemble, OVation, perform 20 to 30 concerts each year. These include performances in middle and high schools, faith communities, corporate diversity events, and community gatherings, in addition to the regular concert series. In 2011-2012 more than 22,000 people experienced
the music of One Voice!
"I learned so much from you guys."
A Season of Social Change and Community-Building!
On June 14 and 15, 2013, One Voice performs Minnesota Voices, a concert celebrating all things Minnesota from the State Fair and lumberjacks to music on a stick. The evening features songs by Bob Dylan, Ann Reed and other Minnesota composers.
The 2012-2013 season also includes a community-building tour to northern Minnesota and the annual OUT in Our Schools program—a series of in-school concerts performed throughout the metro area.
“While One Voice does not take itself too seriously, it is very
serious about its music-making.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press
One Voice Mixed Chorus is proud to be a member of GALA Choruses and the Queer Music Consortium of the Twin Cities.
For a complete performance schedule, tickets, donation, volunteer, and audition information, please visit the One Voice website at www.ovmc.org or call 651-298-1954.