ABOUT US - MGLC
Marking three decades of raising our voices for equality in 2020 Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus is the southern hemisphere's founding LGBTQIA+ choir.
MGLC sings united in our hopes for the future, strengthened by our common experience of struggle and using our music to celebrate diversity and promote acceptance for LGBTQIA+ people.
We work together to provide a supportive, inclusive community for all our members. From our origins as a small group of singers in 1990, we've thrived; gaining both in numbers and momentum.
Our repertoire is as adventurous as our community - we harness the boundless creative energy of our members to create musical experiences that are bold, imaginative and original.
Whether you join us for rehearsal or performance we welcome you: come share our song.
MGLC is an Affiliate Member of GALA Choruses, the international association of the lesbian and gay choral movement. GALA represents more than 190 choruses, their 10,000 singers and 750,000 patrons in Australia, Europe, South America, and North America.
Musical Director Stephanie Teh
We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Teh as MGLC's new Musical Director in 2021!
Steph is no stranger to MGLC. A Life Member, who joined MGLC in 1993, she was MGLC's Assistant Musical Director since 2012.
Steph is very excited to lead the Chorus, particularly at this time when we join other community singing groups around the world who are emerging from the shadow of Zoom rehearsals to sing together in person again.
MGLC members love singing with Steph.
A conductor particularly known for her energy, Steph works just as hard as the singers on stage to lift us up and help us deliver great performances. Her “coaching” style of conducting style brings out the best in singers of varying abilities, in everything from high-octane pop to beautiful heartfelt pieces full of light, shade and emotion.
Steph is also a talented arranger of some of our best-loved numbers, including Never Gonna Give You Up, Rule the World, and about half of our Rebel/Rebel (Annie Lennox and David Bowie) concert in 2019.
Our Patron Dolly Diamond
Dolly is much-loved Melbourne personality and one of the country’s finest comedy cabaret talents.
MGLC and Dolly have performed together many times, including Dolly’s 15th Anniversary Gala, Christmas in July, and on the Midsumma main stage, and MGLC has also appeared on Dolly’s popular livestream show, Kerrie & Dolly.
We always love hanging out with Dolly, and look forward to many more years of fun and fabulousness as we continue to entertain and uplift our shared communities.