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The Gateway Men's Chorus affirms and promotes gay culture and acceptance through excellence in musical performance and education.

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Al Fischer

Al Fischer is a professional musician from St. Louis and has been involved with the Gateway Men's Chorus for many years, and in many capacities. Al was the Interim Artistic Director of the Chorus for our 21st season, leading us to the 2008 GALA Festival in Miami. For the next three seasons Al was the accompanist for the Chorus. Al is now entering his third year as Artistic Director of the Chorus, and is excited and proud to be back in front of the group.

You may have heard a little something about his adventures with the Archdiocese of St. Louis March 2013. If you haven't, Google "Al Fischer Wedding Images" for some stories about it, along with great pictures of the wedding of Al and long-time Chorus member Charlie Robin.

Al is now the proud Music Teacher at City Academy in North St. Louis. He is also excited to now be the Music Director of Tyler Place Presbyterian Church. He rounds out his employment playing piano at his other spiritual home, Shaare Emeth Congregation. Al is officially out to all of the people at all of his jobs: even the kids at school. He vows to never take another job where that can't be the case.