About the Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay
In The Beginning
In July of 2002, a group of men banded together with a common mission as their driving force: To express through excellence in men’s choral music the inherent worth and dignity of all people in order to foster a global community that celebrates and embraces diversity. With that lofty goal in mind, the men met, formed an executive council and joined Crescendo: The Tampa Bay Women’s Chorus as support members. With the love and assistance of their sisters in song, these men were affectionately called the “Men of Crescendo” in their first appearances. By late September 2002, the council officially registered with the Florida Secretary of State, and announced the arrival of Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale under their first artistic director, John-Philip Mullinax.
We Celebrate The Inherent Dignity of All People Through Excellence in Men’s Choral Music
Changing Lives… One Song at a Time
Over The Years
Since its debut in December 2002, the men of Una Voce have performed at events ranging from Pride celebrations in Tampa, St Petersburg, and New Port Richey, to the City of Tampa’s holiday celebrations; was invited to participate in the tenth anniversary concert of the Fort Worth (TX) Men’s Chorus; Una Voce made its international debut in 2004 at the VIIè GALA Festival in Montréal, Canada; and, in February 2006, took the stage of the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. Una Voce sang with the Richey Community Orchestra during their 2008 season, and performed along with 6000 of their peers, to great acclaim, in Miami, FL for GALA Festival VIII. In 2012, Una Voce returned to GALA Festival 2012 in Denver, CO along with the UV Rays first GALA Festival appearance. Una Voce has performed for both of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s Inauguration celebrations. The men of Una Voce traveled to Dublin, Ireland in 2014 as one of only five USA choirs to attend the Various Voices Festival along with 80 choruses from 18 different countries. The chorus returned to Denver, CO for GALA Festival 2016 stunning a packed house with the emotionally gripping “When We No Longer Touch” featuring the iconic choreography of Elizabeth Weil Bergmann. They were also thrilled to join a mass chorus of 1,000 men from eleven GALA choruses to sing Andrew Lippa’s oratorio, “I Am Harvey Milk”.
The Future Depends on YOU!
The Men of Una Voce Hope You Will Join Us – To Touch Hearts And Share Our Vision Of ”Changing Lives… One Song At A Time”.