Who We Are & What We Do
OVM is organized and promoted by the singing and non-singing members who devote their time, talents, and financial support to do everything it takes on stage and behind the scenes to make the music happen. We are truly a community chorus, committed to spreading harmony and goodwill throughout Milwaukee and beyond.
We value creating a safe atmosphere of compassion and respect where we nurture each other’s development both personally and musically. We encourage our members to express their individuality, and we value their contributions, allowing for growth, creativity and development, both collectively and individually.
We value the important contributions of each member and the time we spend together as a group. We realize that what we are attempting to do cannot be done alone. We depend on each other to create the harmony in our music and in our community that we strive to achieve.
We value the joy of singing and making beautiful music together. We accept the challenge of working to improve our musical skills in order to provide high quality choral performance that is entertaining and honors the traditions of LGBTQ choral music.
We value the important opportunity we can provide to members and friends of the LGBTQ community and the community at-large to join us in song, to hear the harmony we create in our music, and to form working partnerships. We make these efforts in hope to build bridges of compassion, break down barriers of prejudice and ignorance, and build a foundation of equality and respect for future generations. We are aware that we live in a community larger than the LGBTQ community. We believe that our chorus and its membership should be available to participate in community service efforts. We do so to be a part of the larger community.
To support our commitment to diversity, Our Voice Milwaukee welcomes all singers regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender presentation as long as they are able to sing within the TTBB vocal range.