Rochester Gay Men's Chorus

Rochester Gay Men's Chorus

274 N Goodman St A205, Rochester, NY 14607

The Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus came to life in November of 1982 when five friends decided to pursue a dream: Using music to create an acceptance of social diversity and to use the harmony of voice to create a harmony of the spirit.

Over three decades since its creation, the chorus has grown to almost fifty voices raised in song, entertaining thousands over the years with unique musical talent while living its vision statement. Under the direction of Wilson Southerland, the chorus presents a concert series each year, as well as performing out in the community throughout the greater Rochester area.

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Alex Kuczynski, Director of Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
Our Director, Alex Kuczynski

Dr. Alex Kuczynski holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (MA and PhD, piano studies in the studio of Rebecca Penney) and Vassar College (BA in music and cognitive science). A collaborative pianist since the age of twelve, Alex had an early career accompanying in school choirs, music festivals and the church. Under real-time pressure at a young age, he quickly sharpened a diverse set of musical skills including sight reading, sight singing, playing an open score, improvisation, music theory, and the coordination of timing and interpretation while playing with other musicians. In high school, Alex competed in state-wide choral festivals as accompanist and won awards at district, regional and all-state levels in Pennsylvania. He was then employed as staff accompanist at Vassar and Nazareth Colleges over the course of college and graduate school. Currently, Alex serves as pianist, organist and music director at Trinity Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Interim Artistic DIrector of the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus, staff accompanist for the Geneseo Central School District, and pianist for opera singers, voice studios, and collegiate instrumental soloists. In addition to concert and church accompanying, Alex also serves as pianist and music director for theater groups such as the Off Monroe Players, Rochester Association of Performing Arts, The Lyric Theatre, the Geneseo Community Players and more. Additionally, Alex continues to enjoy performing solo piano music in a range of styles from the 17th - 21st centuries. An expert teacher in both music theory and piano, Alex has served as Visiting Instructor of music theory at Nazareth College and previously as Graduate Instructor at the Eastman School of Music during the length of his graduate studies, where he taught the whole undergraduate music theory and aural musicianship curriculum. Currently, in addition to performing and music directing, Alex teaches about 30 piano students of all ages, providing a solid music education for individual pianists as they reach and exceed their goals and dreams.


The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus rehearses Thursdays at 7pm from September to June. Our rehearsals are currently held at Christian Community Church in Chili.