NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Voca People perform onstage at the 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images For Lucille Lortel Awards)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Voca People perform onstage at the 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images For Lucille Lortel Awards)

September is a month worth celebrating because it’s classical music month! Celebrate and get in tune with your musical side. Are you an a cappella fan? Have you been searching for an entertaining concert? Grab a group of friends, your significant other or your family members and check out a performance by a talented musical group. Here are five New York City choirs that are worth checking out.

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New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
nycgmc.org

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) was founded in 1979 by Edward Dryer Weaver, who was a former member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The chorus celebrates the power of music and offers a safe space for its more than 240 members to socialize and sing. Love singing and interested in becoming a member? Auditions will be held late August to early September. For more information, visit the Auditions page online. Don’t forget to check out the NYCGMC’s Current Season section of the website to see when and where they will be performing in NYC.

Sirens Of Gotham
www.sirensofgotham.org

Sirens of Gotham is a NYC women’s a cappella group that has accomplished a lot since their founding in 2011. The group has won numerous awards, appeared on television, including an episode of the show “Fix My Choir,” and performed at various venues around New York City. The group’s repertoire varies between pop music, theater music and musical classics. Looking for a musical group to entertain your next corporate or private event? Contact the Sirens of Gotham through the Booking section of their website.

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Voices Of Gotham
www.voicesofgotham.org

Voices of Gotham (Sirens of Gotham’s brother chorus) is an all men’s a cappella group. The members are people from all walks of life including professional actors, musicians, college students and high school students. The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) ranked the Voices of Gotham as one of the top 10 barbershop choruses in the world. Currently, the group consists of 85 members and is steadily growing. Check out their event calendar online and hear for yourself!

Blackout
www.blackout-nyc.com

Blackout is a small a cappella group consisting of twelve members that has been around since 2012. The group’s repertoire consists of a mix of well-known pop songs and classics. Songs include “All of Me” by John Legend, “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morisette and many more hits you are sure to know and love. Blackout has had the opportunity to perform for various organizations such as the Super Bowl Host Committee and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and has performed at New York City venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and The Highline Ballroom. To view upcoming shows, visit Blackout’s Performances page online.

Voca People NYC
www.voca-people.com

The Voca People are aliens from the planet Voca who landed in New York City. They are a talented world-renowned a cappella singing group who create music and communicate purely through vocal expressions. The group exhibits a wide range of noises and sounds including various instruments, through singing, beatboxing and vocal intonations. Visit the Voca People’s Tickets section online to find out where they will be performing near you. This is an intergalactic show that you won’t forget!

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Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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