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The Gay Gotham Chorus is now the Empire City Men's Chorus
by Robert Sherrane for Vocal Area Network
Posted July 27, 2007

Empire City Men's ChorusThe Gay Gotham Chorus has established itself as one of the foremost all-male choruses in the New York City area since its founding fifteen years ago. Founded by a group of gay men who wanted to sing a different repertoire from that of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, the Gay Gotham Chorus has continually focused its performances on music by the great masters of both historical and contemporary classical music.

Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Babcock, artistic director of the Chorus for the past seven years, the group has solidified its emphasis on strong musicianship and innovative approaches to the artistry of male choral music. With the guidance of our executive committee, the group's membership adopted a new Mission Statement this year that clearly articulates this direction for the Chorus. We are now seeking to broaden our audience, membership, and performance base with a new vigor. Accordingly, we have chosen to rename ourselves, using a new name that reflects our classical repertoire and concert music but still maintains our identity as prima