WHAT IS GALA FESTIVAL
GALA Festival is the quadrennial international celebration of the LGBTQ+ choral movement. At Festival 2020, almost 7,000 diverse singers representing over 150 choruses and ensembles will take over downtown Minneapolis for 5 powerful days of concerts, festivities, and community-building.
Festival 2020 Minneapolis will be held on July 4-8, 2020.
NOTE: Integra will display that Festival begins on July 2nd but that only pertains to technical aspects of Festival production. For delegates, Festival indeed begins on July 4th.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO GO TO FESTIVAL
It is highly likely that the Festival programs for both choruses will be drawn from both winter and spring/summer shows. So for SWC, participation in the February and May concerts should be an expectation. For SMC, participation in the March and June concerts will be an expectation.
While we welcome anyone to register and attend Festival, singing in our respective ensembles’ sets requires meeting our standard rehearsal and performance requirements for the concerts listed above.
GENERAL FESTIVAL TIMELINE
2019, May, Delegate Registration opens
2019, Early-Fall, Airline Discount Codes, if any, secured and distributed to members
2020, January-February, MAP (Financial Assistance) Applications are distributed and scored.
2020, January-February, Hotel Reservation System opens
2020, Early-Spring, ordering for t-shirts/pins/etc orders taken, depending on ordering method, for members who purchased items
2020, Late-Spring, t-shirts/pins/etc distributed, depending on ordering method, to members who purchased items
2020, July 4-8, Festival, Minneapolis