A Church in the Philippines Seeks to Form an LGBT+ Choir

 

Open Table Metropolitan Community Church (or Open Table MCC) is an LGBT+ affirming Christian Church based in Quezon City, Philippines, that aspires to form probably the country’s first LGBT+ chorus.

The choir Open Table MCC is forming will be called the Proud Faith Chorale, with hopes that its members will have a wide range of vocal sound and harmony. Therefore, singers who can sing bass, tenor, baritone, alto, or soprano are welcome. Open Table MCC is also looking for instrumentalists, such as piano players, electronic organ players, and guitarists.

The Proud Faith Chorale will first perform at the upcoming Pride Mass Service — an event that celebrates LGBT+ Pride Month, which will be held at Church of the Risen Lord, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City — and possibly continue as Open Table MCC’s established music ministry performing at other upcoming LGBT+ related events, like the Metro Manila Pride March.

Are you a gay singer in your former choir who still hides in the closet? Are you a lesbian musician and worship leader who got rejected by your church? Or a trans person who cannot sing in church because of who you are and how you dress? Or perhaps a talented bisexual excluded by your faith community? Open Table MCC hopes to administer to past and present LGBT+ choir members who experienced and are experiencing rejection because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Of course, Proud Faith Chorale also welcomes straight people who are LGBT+ allies.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held this April and May. If you are a passionate, committed, and talented singer or instrumentalist, and would like to join the Proud Faith Chorale, you may register by clicking here.


Join Open Table MCC’s worship service every Sunday, 3:30PM. MCC is a church for all, including LGBT+ people. First timers and guests are much welcome. Our chapel is located near Boni MRT Station, in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. For instructions on how to get to our chapel, click here.

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