The Queens Are Back!
Returning for its 16th inception, the falsettos are high… and the heels even higher! Members of the VMC don their finest frocks in this unique LIVE singing drag extravaganza. With each performance prepared by the queens themselves, gird your loins for an evening of bombastic show tunes, heartfelt ballads, high energy pop anthems, and everything in between!
Back by popular demand, we will again showcase these drag talents at New West’s Anvil Theatre, as well as at The Cultch in East Van.
We Are The Vancouver Men’s Chorus: The Movie
At a dinner party in the fall of 2015, filmmaker Mark Halliday came up with an idea to work on a documentary style film featuring the beloved Vancouver Men’s Chorus. Over the course of the next two years, Mark followed the VMC behind-the-scenes, captured thousands of hours of footage, and interviewed members of this tight-knitted chorus.
There was no script but, through the interviews, three themes became clear: the VMC has built and shaped a community for queer and gay men in the past four decades; their performances have changed their audience in the most unexpected ways; the chorus has became a chosen family and has integrated with the lives of its members forever. The interviews, combined with clips Mark filmed of the VMC performances in 2016 and 2017, provided an intimate snapshot of Canada’s first GBTQ2+ chorus.
We Are the Vancouver Men’s Chorus debuted at the 2018 Vancouver film festival ‘Out on Screen’ and was featured at the 2019 Atlanta film festival ‘Out on Film’, and later released on OutTV.