New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus is a mixed-voice choral ensemble for singers who self-identify as transgender, intersex, or gender-queer (TIGQ).
Our goal is to build a creative, empowered, joyful space for our TIGQ community, to encourage voices that have been silenced or shamed to grow and be heard, and to change how the world thinks about gender identity and music. Made up of singers from beginners to professionals, the chorus learns and performs great music of many styles and traditions, builds strong connections, and lifts up our community’s strength and struggle through choral singing. NVBA debuted in 2018 at SF Trans Day of Remembrance, and has since sung at the Fresh Meat Festival, the National AIDS Memorial, Grace Cathedral and the Billboard Music Awards. Featured on NPR and in the SF Chronicle, the chorus continues to welcome new TIGQ singers, without audition. Join us!
The Chorus Director is Spanish/English bilingual.
Ages: 16 and up
Instruments: Voices of all ranges
Musical Styles: A wide range of choral repertoire, per the interests and abilities of the participants, the vision of the director, and available opportunities for performance.
Prerequisites: No prior singing experience is needed.
Chorus Size: 10 or more
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch partner site, Sundays, 6:00 – 8:00pm*
Choir does not meet Summer Quarter.
*Winter Quarter 2023: NVBA will rehearse at an offsite location with occasional remote rehearsals via Zoom (register for address and full schedule details)
January 15, 22, 29; February 12, 19; March 5, 12, 19, 26
*Spring Quarter 2023: NVBA will rehearse at an offsite location with occasional remote rehearsals via Zoom (register for address and full schedule details)
April 2, 9; May 7, 14, 21
Instructors: Reuben Zellman and Jessalynn Levine, co-directors
To enroll make an appointment to speak with a registrar or use the button below
FRAGRANCE-FREE CHORUS. For the health and safety of chorus members, it is important that everyone come fragrance-free to the chorus. For questions about how to be fragrance-free, please see this article.
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Overview of New Voices Bay Area
New Voices Bay Area Advisory Council
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus photos