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 sacred spaces, and are whole, holy, and loved. Illuminati’s mission is to demonstrate, through song, that ALL people have a place in the religious community.
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.
ILLUMINATI MONTHLY FREE SERVICES
Illuminati sings for free during worship services in churches, synagogues and other places of worship at least monthly during the performing season September through June. Illuminati does not sing concerts during these services, but rather sings several anthems as part of the normal worship service to complement the service.