The San Diego Queer Youth Chorus started as a project with San Diego Pride and the San Diego Women’s Chorus in 2019 and is about to begin it’s third season. That’s something to celebrate!
The San Diego Queer Youth Chorus (SDQYC) is inviting you to join the only chorus in the State of California of LGBTQIA2+ and allied middle and high school students.
San Diego Queer Youth Chorus encourages and fosters artistic expression, personal development, and leadership in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning intersex and allied youth and presents musical performances that provide an opportunity and space for young people, however they identify, to say “this is a place where I am accepted for who I am and everything that I bring.”
SDQYC is led by Founding Artistic Director Lindsey Deaton, who is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and the Diverse City Youth Chorus in Cincinnati, OH. Lindsey’s work with choruses has been covered and featured on NPR, MSNBC, LA Weekly, The Advocate and in the LA TIMES, ‘Providing an essential voice’.
SDQYC operates under the guidance, support, and direction of a committee of representatives from San Diego Pride, San Diego Women’s Chorus, and the SDQYC AD, Lindsey Deaton. Performers will have the opportunity to perform at special events. SDQYC’s special appearances this past season included:
- SDQYC virtual concert ‘Fresh & Original’ March 2021
- San Diego Pride 2020 Virtual Light Up the Cathedral
- San Diego Pride 2020 Virtual Pride Festival
SDQYC’s special appearances this coming season include:
- San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
- San Diego Women’s Chorus
SDQYC has Fall and Winter membership retreats and takes advantage of other outside activities for a chance to get away from our usual rehearsal space and to get to know each other better.
Ready to join us?
Fill out this online sign-up form and we will be in touch. If you are unable to join us this season or have missed the audition dates, fill out the form and we will keep you posted on any possible openings and contact you when auditions are next available!
We can’t wait to hear from you!