In late 1998, three men from Greensboro who had been driving to the Triangle area every week to sing with the nearest gay men’s chorus decided to take a chance. Hoping that there would be enough interest in and support for a gay men’s chorus in the Triad, they advertised for singers. Over twenty men showed up in January of 1999 from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and other area towns–all eager to join together in pride and in song. In June of that year the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus held its first concert. Membership is open to gay and gay-affirming male singers.
TPMC is a member of The Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) which is an international association of LGBT choruses founded in 1982. GALA’s goal is to foster artistic and organizational development within its member choruses. The association includes almost 10,000 vocalists in over 100 associated choruses singing a wide variety of styles.