In addition to the full chorus, the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus features two smaller, special ensembles: Vox and Illuminati.


Vox is our only auditioned ensemble, typically comprising 14 to 18 singers, for which prospective members must qualify through a rigorous and competitive audition process. Vox is a key part of our outreach and service to the community, as it allows us to perform more frequently and at various venues that our full chorus cannot always accommodate. Vox also performs its own concert as part of our regular concert season. Placement in Vox requires season-long commitment to both the ensemble and the full chorus.

Vox gladly solicits and accepts invitations to perform at weddings, memorials, house parties, corporate events, fundraisers, athletic events, and so forth. Please contact us at 614.228.2462 or cgmc@cgmc.com to inquire about availability.

VOX has performed for:

  • Columbus AIDS Task Force
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Stonewall Columbus
  • PNC Bank
  • Chase Bank
  • Battelle
  • The Ohio Statehouse
  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Columbus BlueJackets
  • Weddings and private events


Referring to a Latin expression meaning “the enlightened,” Illuminati was created to respond to the community’s expressed desire for musical performances of a sacred or spiritual nature. Its mission is to extend our outreach, particularly to religious organizations, while respecting our members’ individual spiritual beliefs.

Illuminati performs monthly at various religious institutions and events throughout central Ohio, and sometimes beyond, and is proud to be a bridge between the LGBTQIA+ and religious communities. Illuminati works to demonstrate that we all have a place in God’s family.

Illuminati is a non-auditioned ensemble. Members of Illuminati are considered members of the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, but participation in the full chorus is not required.

To schedule Illuminati at your event or place of worship, please contact us at 614.228.2462 or cgmc@cgmc.com to inquire about availability.

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