The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) is a leader in the trans community. As a community we are in spirit supportive of all its artists and the gender expansive artistic movement. We would like to congratulate Gail and Jill on their documentary "Out Loud' chronicling the first year of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles in 2015. That was five years ago. Since then there have been significant structural, administrative, and vocal changes to TCLA.
As of 2018, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) appointed Dr. Kathryn Dainty Davis, Executive Director; Abdullah Rahsheen Hall, Artistic Director; Joe Lawrence, Music Director; and Dena Williams, Board Chairperson.
The Chorus has made many important and progressive changes as a choral ensemble performing in its fifth year of existence. In 2019, at a CNN Democratic debate, was the first time in history a Trans identified group has sung the national anthem on-air. We were featured in a national Pantene commercial campaign "Going Home for the Holidays Should Be Beautiful", The Man/Kind Project's World Premiere tribute to Chiune Sugihara. The Chorus was also involved in collaborations with A Noise Within Theatre-ANW, Pasadena, VOX Femina, Rough Draft with Reza Aslan, recording artist Maggie Szabo and many of the Prides in Southern California, in particular LA Pride and Trans Pride. We are an SATB chorus (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone/Bass) and our current roster of singers are vocally gifted and amazing.
Although we have been slowed down by the pandemic shutdown, we are still preparing and rehearsing for many events that are upcoming.
We look forward to 're-opening' with a number of events including our fifth-year anniversary in October. While we are still a work in progress, we are so proud of the progress we have made and the quality of voices we currently have and continue to attract. The trans community is alive and well in the amazing Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and we shall continue to deliver our mission to "Make an impact in the choral world by using our unique voices to be visible, bold and proud and to bring to everyone, awareness, understanding, power and victory for the trans community".
We shall always celebrate our past, but our focus is on the future and using our voices to make the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles a leader and premier vocal ensemble in the choral world.