Referring to the Latin phrase meaning “the Enlightened Ones,” Illuminati was created to respond to the community’s expressed desire for musical performances of a sacred or spiritual nature. Its mission is to increase the Chorus’ outreach performances, particularly to religious organizations, while respecting our members’ spiritual beliefs.
Illuminati performs monthly at various religious institutions and events around central Ohio, and sometimes beyond, and is proud to be a bridge between the LGBT and religious communities. Illuminati works to demonstrate that we all have a place within God’s family.
Illuminati is a non-auditioned ensemble. Members of Illuminati are considered members of the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, but participation in the full Chorus is not required.
Why I sing in Illuminati
“I either sang in or directed a church choir for about 20 years before moving to Columbus. With religious music and spending time in various churches singing for masses, weddings, funerals, etc. being a part of my life for so many years, joining Illuminati just seemed like the perfect fit for me. I really enjoy singing with such a fine group of men who also enjoy singing and spreading our message throughout the religious community. ” – Mark Pohlman, Illuminati bass
To schedule Illuminati at your event or place of worship, please contact Dr. Ken Harned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be honored to be part of your event or service.