Check out "Drag Out The Holly" and Support New Wave Singers of Baltimore and the American Pops Orchestra

The APO is partnering with LGBTQ+ organizations and other nonprofits across the country not only to enjoy an evening of holiday cheer, but to use this performance as an opportunity to raise awareness of organizations working for equality in the United States. On December 19, 2020, APO was joined by some of your favorite queens for this concert broadcast filmed live at Meridian International Center, "Drag Out the Holly" which featured performances by RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, and Peppermint, as well as NYC queen Lagoona Bloo. The four queens were joined by singer-songwriter Bright Light Bright Light and Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims to perform their own spin on holiday classics with The American Pops Orchestra. You can still tune in to view the evening hosted by Luke Frazier, APO's Music Director and Founder, featuring classic holiday songs from "Santa Baby" to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Drag Out the Holly". Contributions made will allow us to continue creating content and shows like "Drag Out the Holly." The broadcast can be viewed free of charge, but donations are encouraged to support APO and its partner organizations. Use code "NEWWAVE" as the donation code on the checkout page when you register through the button above to split the donation with New Wave Singers of Baltimore!

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 Why We Sing...

Why We Sing...

Our Mission
Through songs of hope, diversity, inclusion, and humor, we celebrate all of humanity in its infinite variations and challenge our communities to embrace equality, harmony, and understanding.
Our Vision
We are a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight chorus (GLBTS) that:
  • Represents the diversity of our community
  • Challenges ourselves to ever greater artistic expression
  • Creates an atmosphere of acceptance and support
  • Performs for a wide variety of audiences
  • Has a commitment to our community
  • Has achieved recognition as a quality chorus
  • Combines the power of music with an engaging message
  • Performs music that celebrates all of humanity in its infinite variations

Our Story

The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Inc. (New Wave) has been making music that matters since 1985. We are Maryland's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight (GLBTS) mixed chorus, welcoming members of all genders, identities, and sexualities. In pursuit of our mission to honor and respect diversity, we have developed an eclectic collection of music that promotes justice, peace, and the celebration of life. We sing music in a wide variety of styles, languages, and traditions each year.
2017 Spring Concert
2017 Spring Concert
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
2016 Caroling
2016 Caroling
Gilchrist Center Baltimore-Joseph Richey House
Stonewall:  From Revolution to Celebration
Stonewall: From Revolution to Celebration
Summer 2019, Epiphany Episcopal of Timonium

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Member Stories

  • Hand-in-Hand

    Joan Hellman, one of our altos, has been very active in New Wave Singers, hosting sectional rehearsals at her house and helping hammer out notes before our main rehearsals on Tuesday nights. She spoke recently about what it meant to participate in a group  volunteer event at Moveable Feast a few seasons ago. “We packed […]

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