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TGMC to Attend NC Pride & Sing at WakeMed Soccer Park

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(Raleigh, NC) – September 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus to Attend NC Pride & Sing at WakeMed Soccer Park

Look for the chorus’s signature blue polos on September 30th at the Durham street festival on Rigsbee St., the Raleigh street festival on Harrington St., and the soccer game at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

The group plans to celebrate NC Pride first in Durham from 4 to 5 pm and then in Raleigh from 8:30 to 9:30pm. Members will be mingling with the crowd and handing out flyers for the upcoming winter concert called Christmas With A Twist.

The chorus will also sing the national anthem for the NC Courage at their last home game of the season against the Orlando Pride. The chorus takes the field at 7:30pm.

TGMC Board Chair, David Conroy says, “We have a jam-packed schedule for Pride this year, and we’re really excited to showcase our new sound, our new director and our new members.”

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:
Tyrese Howard
770-845-5118

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Welcomes a New Artistic Director

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July 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Welcomes A New Artistic Director

Michael J. KroeplinMichael J. Kroeplin assumes role as TGMC Artistic Director

After an extensive talent search, Michael J. Kroeplin has been unanimously chosen to oversee musical direction of the chorus for its 23rd concert season.

Michael brings a unique leadership perspective to TGMC. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Education with a focus in adult education, training and psychology.

Musically speaking, Michael has been singing and performing professionally since age 7. At the time, he was a member of The LaCrosse Boys’ Choir, affiliated with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Shortly after high school, he studied voice at Viterbo College in Lacrosse, WI for two years under the tutelage of Dan Johnson, Director of Vocal Studies. Michael’s formal training includes music and piano theory, music history, vocal technique and operatic applications.

During his career, Michael has created and directed various musical shows and concerts. These include a San Francisco-based show called Les Faulies Fantastique, a Sinatra and the Rat Pack-inspired performance with a 16-piece orchestra, and various musical pieces for small ensemble performances at galas for non-profit organizations.

When it comes to giving back, Michael is fervent believer. In addition to his new role, he is also an active member of The Imperial Court System, an international, GLBT charitable organization. He’s worked with the Human Rights Campaign of California and various AIDS organizations as well.

As for TGMC, Michael says, “It’s a real honor and treat for me to direct this group and help it grow and expand.”

“Michael brings a positive and productive energy to our group,” says Chorus President, Ken Dayton. “Myself and the board are truly excited for the future of TGMC.”

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About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:

Tyrese Howard
Communications Board Chair
770-845-5118

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus to Perform National Anthem at Pride Night 2017

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(Raleigh, NC) – June 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus To Perform National Anthem at Pride Night 2017

The performance will precede a soccer match between North Carolina Football Club and Indy Eleven, June 24th, 2017 at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7:30pm.

Both The North Carolina Football Club and The North Carolina Courage are hosting Pride Nights scheduled for June 17th and June 24th. The Chorus was asked by event organizer, Jill Duffner to perform the anthem for one of the two events earlier this year.

“I’m super excited to sing the national anthem!” says Ken Dayton, Chorus President. “Everyone should come out to hear us and catch a really exciting game!”

Each of the NCFC players participating is raising money for the Human Rights Campaign, and are encouraging their fans to join in on the fun.

Fans can get tickets for the game and learn about the other events leading up to Saturday’s event at http://www.northcarolinafc.com/tickets/index.php. Use promo code: PRIDE17 for a 20% discount and ensure that a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Human Rights Campaign – Triangle Chapter and Equality NC.

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives through bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:
Tyrese Howard
770-845-5118

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Performs at Out! Raleigh 2017

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May 1, 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Performs at Out! Raleigh 2017

The longest running gay men’s chorus in the Carolinas will perform a pop-up concert in front of their festival booth on May 6th, 2017 at 1:30pm.

The booth will be located near the corner of Fayetteville St. and Martin St. The chorus will perform 2 to 3 songs featured at their upcoming spring concert, entitled “How Can I Keep From Singing?”

Show dates for “How Can I Keep From Singing?” are May 20th and May 21st. Tickets are now on sale at tgmchorus.org.

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives through bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. Under the leadership of Dr. Jay Pierson, the group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, popular, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:

Tyrese Howard
Communications Board Chair
770-845-5118

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “How Can I Keep From Singing?”

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April 2017

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Presents “How Can I Keep From Singing?”

Their 22nd annual spring concert is happening on Saturday May 20th at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and Sunday, May 21st at Calvary United Methodist Church.

This upbeat celebration of the diversity of American music will feature everything from the glitz and glamour of George Gershwin to patriotic songs and rousing spirituals. The chorus describes it as the “feel good” concert of the year.

“This all-American program will have something for everyone,” says Dr. Jay Pierson, Artistic Director for TGMC. “We plan to put on a show filled with light-hearted singing and dancing, as well as music with an uplifting message that is sure to touch hearts.”

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. The chorus aims to do so by spreading joy every spring season through its live concert series.

“I am really excited for folks to see this concert,” says Ken Dayton, Chorus President. “I think the songs are really going to speak to and unite people, bringing back the America we once knew and loved. Especially given state of the country right now.”

Both shows start at 3pm and will feature special guest soloist, Jacob Kato. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. The Raleigh concert will feature an American-themed raffle.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit tgmchorus.org and click the “Buy Now” button.

About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives through bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. Under the leadership of Dr. Jay Pierson, the group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, popular, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.

PR Contact:

Tyrese Howard
Communications Board Chair
770-845-5118

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