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Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus

Please see KGMC perform their Spring Concert on TBA.  A portion of each of their concert ticket sold will go to benefit Knox Pride to help keep Pridefest free. 

Our Mission

The KGMC strives to give entertaining high-quality performances that appeal to all audiences while shedding a positive light on the GLBT community. 

 Our Vision

The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus wishes to be recognized as a quality group of voices not only in the GLBT community, but also the community at large.  The KGMC promotes its mission by focusing on the following:

  • Creating relationships with members, sponsors, and the audience

  • Promoting equality by actively encouraging participation of all men regardless of age, race, birth sex, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation

  • Striving for excellence by selecting challenging choral pieces for male mixed voices

  • Promoting social change and building community in its performances

Knoxville Opera

Didn’t you know Knoxville had an opera company?

We’ve provided cultural enrichment to East Tennessee since 1978 and every year keeps getting better! This season we are bringing you Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, Bizet’s Carmen, and Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

For an unforgettable experience, there’s nothing like opera. It’s the ultimate culmination of the best of all of the arts. Experience the drama and comedy of theatre, the beauty of visual art, the impressive sound of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the absolute magnificence of the human voice! Opera is for everyone – it reflects timeless and universal human conflicts, humor and passions. There’s just nothing like it!

Destroy Your Assumptions – Most people have preconceived notions about what an operatic experience entails. Does any of this sound familiar?

“Opera is only for rich people.”
– Tickets to Knoxville Opera performances start at just $13. Yes, premiere seats at the front of the house may cost you a week’s worth of groceries. But if you’re willing to sacrifice your fantastic view of the performers’ feet, cost-effective seats (especially for students) are available.

“Opera puts you to sleep.”
– Are you bored by murder, betrayal, lust, extravagance, the supernatural or madness? It’s really exciting and a matter of choosing the right operas that won’t have you nodding off and drooling all of those velvet seats. Besides, the Tennessee Theatre has a full bar!

“Opera is a dead art form, so why go?”
– The fastest-growing opera audience in the U.S. now is people in their 20s and 30s and today’s composers are experimenting with opera to find new ways of keeping the art form alive.