The Salt Lake Men’s Choir (SLMC) is sometimes called “Utah’s Other Choir.” However, Justin Hudspeth, vice president of SLMC, says the group is “more than just a choir. It’s like a little family.”
Hudspeth has been a member of SLMC for three years and finds himself constantly inviting new people to rehearsals because he’s felt the choir to be so personally enriching and he wants to offer others the same feeling of being welcome.
“Some men don’t feel that they have a place to belong, but [SLMC] welcomes men from all different walks of life,” says Hudspeth. “The [SLMC] is an interesting cross-section of humans, and we all find a little bit in common as we come together to share a few songs.”
The group also likes to share their talents on behalf of charity. Of SLMC’s three or four performances each year, the choir strives to dedicate at least one to fundraising for a good cause. In 2017, the SLMC held a three-night concert and collected six large barrels full of food for the Volunteers of America’s Youth Resource Centerfor homeless teens.
This choir welcomes those of all abilities. Interested singers can find SLMC’s rehearsal schedule here.
To find other like-minded LGBTQ community groups, visit Equality Utah’s Resource Guide.