International Choral Festival

Each day of the World Pride Festival the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) will present a 45-minute pop-up choral performance that include ensembles of GMCW (Potomac Fever, Rock Creek Singers, Seasons of Love, GenOUT Youth Chorus, and 17th Street Dance) and several other GALA choruses from around the country*. Venues under consideration include the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Epiphany Church, St Thomas Church, Live at 10th & G, National City Church, and Sixth & I. Additionally, GMCW will present their annual Pride Show Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, at a venue TBD.

*To date the following choruses have expressed interest in participating: Atlanta Women’s Chorus, Common Women’s Chorus (Raleigh, NC), Lavender Light Gospel Chorus (New York City), Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, and New Wave Singers of Baltimore.

Paint the Town With Pride

Visitors to WorldPride DC will be in awe when they discover the city’s enthusiasm in decorating for Pride month. Encompassing Washington, DC and the surrounding regions, Paint the Town with Pride is a collective campaign that promotes the colorful decoration of businesses, homes, and public spaces in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. WorldPride attendees will have free access to a Paint the Town Virtual map, highlighting the inspiring and larger-than-life installations throughout the area that are available to visit.

Stay tuned for information on you can sign-up to participate.