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 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:
A 6-month temporary membership of EQC at €20/month is equal to €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.
Food and drink – approx $40/$50 a day
If you are interested in singing with us, then please fill in our expression of interest form and our membership team will be in touch with you.
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.