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The Hampton Roads Men’s Chorus fosters excellence in choral music, reflecting a breadth of life experiences in song. We promote a regional community embracing the inherent worth, equality, dignity and acceptance of all people.
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The Variety Show

Written by Administrator   
Friday, 03 December 2010 08:30


April 5th at 8:00 pm in the intimate Chandler Recital Hall of Old Dominion University's Diehn Fine Arts Center


Join the members of the Hampton Roads Men's Chorus as we relive some of the wonderful moments from the variety shows of the 1960's & 70's; with a touch of the 80's tossed in for good measure.  This time period could be said to be the golden era of television variety shows; night after night they were across every television network and brought an amazing range of stars into our homes every week.

For our production you'll be entertained with tributes to Momma Cass, Sonny & Cher, Andy Williams, Captain & Tennille, The Muppets, Carol Burnett, the Beatles and MORE!

Concert Tickets start at only $10 for students, active military & seniors; and $15 for general admission if ordered in advance of the show.

This is going to be spectacular performance, folks, don't miss it! Get your tickets HERE!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:02
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Written by Administrator   
Friday, 23 October 2009 08:54

The Hampton Roads Men's Chorus, like nearly all arts organizations, relies on its patrons for its existence.  Concert ticket sales amount to a very small percentage of our revenue and our expenses are large.  On this page, we offer you the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the chorus in whatever amount you choose and to choose for which program or purpose you are donating.  Every donation is much appreciated by the Board of Directors and each member of the chorus!

The Valentine-Chappell Fund

As the gay men’s chorus movement continues to grow, many choruses are faced with the problem of finding appropriate music to perform that reflects the life and love of gay men. The HRMC has chosen to remedy this problem by establishing the Valentine-Chappell Fund to commission new works for men’s choruses.

The fund was originally established in 2001 to honor Michael D. Valentine, former chorus member and Board President. Michael was a charter member of the HRMC and was quite active in the arts community performing in off-Broadway shows and AIDS benefits. He also founded The Beyond Prime Time Players.

The HRMC used the Valentine Fund to commission Thus Was My Love which the Chorus premiered on June 12, 2004 and performed at the GALA International Festival VII in Montreal in July 2004.

Michael shared his life for 19 years with Milton Chappell who served as the Chorus’ accompanist for eleven years. Those who knew them as a couple saw them as soul mates. They added to each other in a way that made both of them better men.

Following Milton’s death in August 2007, the Board of Directors unanimously approved renaming the Valentine Fund the Valentine-Chappell Fund to honor these two remarkable individuals who each impacted the chorus in so many positive ways.

It is only fitting that the first commission of the Valentine-Chappell Fund was entitled “Vows”. The work, composed by Scott Henderson, focuses on the sanctity of the relationships of same-sex couples and on the issue of gay marriage. “Vows” had its premier performance on May 24, 2007 in Norfolk and was performed by the HRMC at the Eighth International GALA Festival in Miami in July 2008.

Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation To The Fund Today!

Every donation, regardless of the amount, helps and is appreciated!

The General Fund

Donations to this fund are used for everyday operating expenses: payroll, rehearsal hall rent, venue rentals, etc.

The Travel Fund

As you can imagine, it's not inexpensive to move a chorus of 25 or more men, particularly not as far as Denver, Colorado which is the next location for the quadrennial GALA Festival.  Your donation to this fund is greatly appreciated.


Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013 21:22

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What is Stepping Out Productions?

Stepping Out Productions serves as an umbrella organization to support the arts within the LGBT community.  Its charge is to maintain historic and financial records, to administer salaries, payments and fees, secure performance venues, and manage the marketing, logistics and finances of the HRMC and any other groups that may be formed in the future.

Member Chorus


The mission of GALA Choruses is inspiring and strengthening member choruses to change their worlds through song.  Founded in 1982 by fourteen choruses, GALA Choruses is the world’s leading international choral association for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied choruses.  For more information about GALA Choruses and its programs, call 412-999-4489 or visit www.galachoruses.org.

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