Illuminati, debuted in 2001 and performing since 2009, is one of the only LGBTQ+ sacred music ensembles in the United States.

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.



Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 10 a.m.
Dublin Presbyterian
Sunday, March 17, 2024 @ 10 a.m.
Hilliard United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 10 a.m.
Dayton United Methodist Church
Friday, May 31 from 6-9 p.m.
Temple Israel


May 19, 2024 @ 3 p.m.
Songs of the Spirit
Worthington United Methodist Church

To schedule Illuminati at your event or place of worship,
please contact us at 614.531.4272 or to inquire about availability.

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

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