The GenOUT Chorus is the Washington, DC area’s first-ever vocal ensemble for LGBTQ youth and their allies. It operates under the two-fold mission: (1) to give young LGBTQA people a voice, and (2) to connect that voice to community. The ensemble is open to all singers between the ages of 13 and 18. Since its debut in spring 2015, the GenOUT Chorus has performed at the Lincoln Theater, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. Membership in 2015-16 included 24 singers from 16 schools around the DC metro area.






He/She/They/We GenOUT Camp

Giving young LGBTQA people a voice and a community

GenOUT Youth Summer Camp
July 17-21, 2017
Clarendon Presbyterian Church
1305 N Jackson Street, Arlington VA
9am-3pm - Friday includes a 6pm performance
$65 per student

Activities include singing, dancing, creative writing, guest speakers, field trips, outdoor activities and an end-of-the-week performance. To register, call 202-293-1548 or click on the graphic to the left. No students turned away due to financial obligations. Please contact the Chorus office at 202-293-1548 to discuss financial accommodations. Deadline to register is July 10, 2017. For more information, download the flyer at left or email director Paul Heins at

Join the GenOUT Chorus

The GenOUT Chorus is open to all young people ages 13-18: LGBTQ and allies. No auditions are required to participate. To begin the registration process, click on the button below to submit your information to our conductor.




A nominal annual membership fee will help the Chorus with expenses such as rehearsal hall rental, music purchase and event costs. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay the fee. The GenOUT Chorus rehearses about 3 times per month, usually on Sundays 2:00-3:30 PM at GMCW’s rehearsal home: 641 S Street, NW (the renovated Wonder Bread Factory). Click HERE to see the draft schedule for the 2016-17 GenOUT Chorus. For more information, contact the GenOUT Chorus director, Dr. C. Paul Heins. Click HERE to email Paul.

GenOUT School/Organization Visits

For over a dozen years, GMCW’s GenOUT youth outreach program has sent teams of GMCW singers to schools and organizations around the DC area. We typically meet in small groups with a school’s GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), but we can also make a presentation for your entire school body. GSA advisors and organization leaders can request a GenOUT school/organization visit by clicking the link below.



GenOUT Comp Tickets for Students

GMCW’s GenOUT youth outreach program also offers complimentary student tickets to select performances of each of our main stage shows. Ticket requests for the current season are now closed. Check back with us in the fall for GenOUT comp tickets during our 2017-2018 season. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you soon! Questions about GenOUT or the GenOUT Chorus? Email us or call 202-293-1548.

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