Welcome

Dear friends and supporters of the RIGMC,

We are sad to announce that, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our upcoming “Men of Steel” concerts, which were scheduled for December 11 and 12. Despite our best efforts to follow every safety precaution as recommended by the RIDOH, COVID has impacted the members of the RIGMC in such a way that we can no longer continue with our concert preparations.

It is our intention to hold a concert series sometime in mid-2022. Once the dates and venue have been secured, we will let you know.

If you have already purchased your tickets online, you will receive an email and a refund to the card used for the transaction. Please allow 10-14 business days for the credit to appear on your statement. We will not hold any money on account to be used for the future performances – you will need to repurchase your tickets at that time. If you have any questions about this, please contact our business manager.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time. We will get through this together – after all, we ARE the Men of Steel: Strong and resilient in the face of adversity!

Please stay healthy and safe and accept our best wishes for the upcoming holiday season.

Kim Kuda, Artistic Director
Matt Balsamo, RIGMC President

Men of Steel

— CANCELED —

Superman: the defender of law and order; a champion of equal rights; a valiant, courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice who fights a never-ending battle for truth and justice. The men of RIGMC are all Supermen and they are back and ready to share their stories of resilience, strength, love and truth through music. Join us for this very special choral music event in December.

COVID Safety Protocol

The Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus (RIGMC) takes the well-being and safety of our community very seriously and we are committed to protecting the health of you, of our staff, and of our chorus members. Our current safety protocols are based on the most up-to-date guidance from government and health experts and will be updated and revised as the situation warrants.

Effective immediately and until further notice: All patrons, including children, attending RIGMC performances must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the prior 72-hours, or proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken in the prior 6-hours.

Proof of vaccination or test results can be shown in one of the following ways:

  • Your physical vaccination card/test result
  • A digital/photo version of your vaccination card/test result

All patrons regardless of vaccination status must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the performance venue. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in you not being permitted inside the venue. Patrons who do not keep their masks securely on, even while in their seats, may be asked to leave.

COVID-Related Cancellation Policy: If on the day of the performance, you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or have been instructed to quarantine, please stay home and contact us at business@rigmc.org for a full refund of your ticket price. Or if you prefer, your ticket may be donated back to RIGMC as a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons will not be qualified for a refund due to being unable or unwilling to meet the entry requirements.


On our 25th anniversary – we’ve got a new name!

We have exciting news: we have a new name! Effective January 1, 2021, we are now known as the Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus.

As the one and only gay men’s chorus in the great state of Rhode Island, we take our mission statement very seriously: we are a gathering of individuals who, united through diversity, fellowship and song, strive to make a difference in the lives of our singers and our audience.

The past few years have been a profound time of growth for us. Our audiences have grown, our concerts are bigger and better than ever, we have extended our community outreach, and we are performing in venues all over the state. As we embark on our 25th anniversary year, it is time to expand our horizons. As the Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus (RIGMC), we will truly represent all of us and all of you. You are why we sing!

Our vision is strong: we seek to build a world where musical beauty, creativity, and expression are experienced, valued, and nurtured. Our world is expanding and it is time to reflect that in our name and in our brand. You can see our new logo throughout this website and in our social media platforms. The changes may seem slight, but the magnitude is huge. We invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting change!