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 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.

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September 18, 2022
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Pickerington, Ohio
October 23, 2022
Service: 11:00 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio
November 13, 2022
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio
December 17 | 18, 2022
Performance with CGMC 7:30pm | 2:00 p.m.
Columbus Ohio
January 29, 2023
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Dublin, Ohio
February 19, 2023
Service: 11:15 a.m.
Worthington, Ohio
March 12, 2023
Service: 10:00 a.m.
Upper Arlington, Ohio
April 16, 2023
Service: 10:00 a.m.
Columbus, Ohio
May 21, 2023
Performance: “Songs of the Spirit” 3:00 p.m.
Worthington, Ohio
June 9, 2023
Service: 6:30 p.m.
New Albany, Ohio

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

To sing with us in either the Chorus or Illuminati, contact us for more information.  Contact CGMC Membership Director   

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