Cincinnati Men’s Chorus History

A little over 30 years ago, a handful of people envisioned a chorus for gay men and their supporters not only to make music but to make a community. In its first year, the chorus consisted of 60 men from all walks of life; friends and strangers, young and old, gay and gay supportive. On December 19, 1991, approximately 60 men performed in front of an audience of mostly family and friends the premiere concert Tidings of Pride and Joy. The CMC rehearsed and performed for many years at the First Unitarian Church in Avondale

Image of members of the Cincinnati Men's Chorus, on stage, with multicolor paper fansSince then, the chorus has grown in size and musical stature and consisted of individuals identifying as men from all walks of life. Today, the chorus rehearses at St. John Unitarian Universalist Church in Clifton. Each season we perform three annual concerts in the Greater Cincinnati area. In addition, the CMC performs at many community events ranging from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Pride Festivals, performances at Cincinnati Music Hall in association with the May Festival, the CSO Pops and Look Around Festival, Trans remembrance, World Aids Day ceremonies and signing the National Anthem for the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and Cyclones games.

Service Awards

Click here to view a list of annual service award winners.

Historical Information

Click here to view a list of our past concert performances.