The mission of the Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus is to inspire our diverse community through musical excellence and collective pride. Our Vision is to transform and Unite our global community through song.
The Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus (SVGMC) was originally called the Liedermann Gay Men's Chorus of San Jose. A group of ten men formed the Chorus on June 29, 1983. The Chorus sang its first full-length performance under the direction of Robert B.Welton on June 16, 1984 as part of San Jose's Gay Pride Celebration.
SVGMC takes great pride in its record of community appearances, and has proudly performed at GALA Festivals in 1989, 1992, 1996, 2000 (Co-Host), 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. The Chorus is happy to support the fine efforts of other non-profit organizations and government bodies in our communities.