Gala Festival

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After our success at the Gala Festival 2016 in Denver, the European Queer Choir (EQC) are planning our next adventure: to take an even bigger choir from Europe to GALA Festival 2020 Minneapolis, the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ choir festival next July.

The GALA Festival takes place every 4 years where over 6,000 singers representing over 100 choruses and ensembles from around the world gather for 5 powerful days of concerts, festivities and community-building. Lots of information here

EQC are looking for singers to join us to represent Europe at this amazing festival.

The Gala festival 2020 Minneapolis starts on Saturday 4th July till Wednesday 8th July inclusive.  Singers must arrive in Minneapolis ready for rehearsals all day Friday 3rd July and morning of Saturday 4th July 2020.

There will be a single rehearsal weekend in London that you must attend. Venue TBC. Friday 12th –  Sunday 14th June 2020 inclusive. Rehearsals will start from approx midday Friday and end approx 4pm Sunday.

All music and learning resources will be available online for you to access once you’ve signed up with us so that you have plenty of time to learn the music. You are expected to learn the repertoire prior to the London rehearsal weekend and we perform without music. You can preview our GALA’s repertoire here.

Details are still being confirmed for the festival, but we will have a 30-minute performance spot in one of the world-class concert venues plus several other performance opportunities.  Your festival registration gets you free entry to all the other choir concerts, coffee concerts, themed blockbuster concerts etc, opening and closing galas and ceremonies. Have a look here at what’s on offer.

That depends.If you register early and are prepared to share a room with three other singers, it will cost around €2000 including flights. If you register late and have a single room, it may cost around €3125.

Below is an example of indicative costs:

Temporary membership of EQC:  €120.

Flights – roughly £/€1000 depending on routes, airlines etc

Accommodation – discounted hotel accommodation can be booked via Gala website. Rooms prices begin at $140 per night. Some hotels have rooms which will sleep up to for 4 adults. You will need to stay for 7 nights. You may also want to look at AirBnB options.

Gala Registration – you will need to register as a GALA delegate, costs start from $150. As a delegate this entitles you to entry to the multiple concerts. More Details here

If you already know you want to join us for this fabulous festival then please create an account in our EQC-Integra system, complete the EQC registration form and pay $120 for EQC temporary membership. Click here – Sign up is at the top of the page.

If you plan to travel with a loved one or a friend they can create their own account in our EQC-Integra system as a non-singer to check information files and join the discussion list for EQC GALA Festival Choir to get all email updates. They do not need need to register with EQC but they might think about a GALA Festival delegate registration so they get access to all festival events.

If you are interested in joining but have some questions please email us at: eqchoir@gmail.com and one of our membership team will be in touch! 

Watch the European Queer Choir and Voices of Kentuckiana join together to sing at the Engendred Species Concert in the Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver for GALA Festival 2016.

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