Gala Festival


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 2021 Minneapolis, the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ choir festival July 5 to 11,  2021.

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.

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

The Gala festival 2021 Minneapolis – Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 July 2021.  Singers must arrive in Minneapolis ready for rehearsals all day on the Tuesday 6 July from 10am and the morning of Wednesday before Festival commences on the Wednesday evening.

There will be a single rehearsal weekend in London that you must attend. Venue and dates TBC. Rehearsals will start from approx midday Friday and end approx 4pm Sunday. and dates 

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.

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 €3,000.

Below is an example of indicative costs:

Temporary membership of EQC:  €120.

Flights – roughly £/€600 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 are interested in joining or have some questions please email us at: 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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