FAQ

What is SCC?

SCC is a 40-voice chorus based in the LGBTQ community of Long Beach, California. The organization was founded in 1990 with the sole purpose of bringing the gay and straight communities together – one show at a time.

What is the purpose of SCC?

SCC is a community ensemble of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight performers, and their allies, dedicated to presenting high quality musical shows and events that enrich lives and affirm equality for all people. Based in the gay and lesbian community, SCC outreaches to include parents, families, and friends. Through a commitment to musical and personal excellence, the Chorale seeks to empower themselves and their audiences to build bridges between the women and men’s communities, as well as the straight and gay communities.

How do I get tickets?

Season Subscriptions are made available at the beginning of August up through the first show of the season.

Individual tickets may be purchased are made available to the general public sixty (60) days before a show and can be purchased through SCC members or via our website. To purchase tickets through our website, please select Shows on the top menu and select the show of choice.

Who are the members of the organization?

Members range in age, size, color, profession, background and outside interests. Both singing and associate members have one thing in common – a commitment to changing their world through all forms of music.

When and where are the shows?

We offer four main stage shows as part of our season. We also make appearances at local community events.  Ourmain stage shows are held at the beautiful Scottish Rite Theater in downtown Long Beach. Shows for our upcoming season are:

  • Beyond the Fence
  • Gay Miz
  • The Lion Queen

Is SCC a gay and lesbian organization?

The South Coast Chorale is an arts organization based in the lesbian and gay community. While membership is open to all persons regardless of race, creed, color, age, or sexual orientation, a majority of the members and staff are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Do you take donations?

Like many arts organizations, SCC relies heavily on the generosity of our patrons and donors who graciously support us through monetary donations. Throughout the year, we also hold fundraisers that are open to the public.

The South Coast Chorale is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. As such, donations to the organization are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and may be made by check to PO Box 92524, Long Beach, CA 90809-2524. Many programs exist for donating cash and/or services to the organization.

For online information regarding making a donation to the organization, view our Support page.

Can I be added to the mailing list?

To be added to the SCC mailing list, please complete the Mailing List online form.  We send announcements to our mailing list via e-mail and postal mail.

We respect your privacy and do not share or rent our mailing list.

How do I join as a singing member?

Auditions are typically held two times each year. To learn more about joining the Chorale as a singing member, view our Audition Information page.