PGMC – Michael's Letter to Mama


The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus is joined by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus for “Continental Divide” in Spring 2014, featuring this performance of “Michael’s Letter to Mama”, composed and arranged by Seattle’s David Maddux the lyrics are taken from Armistead Maupin’s San Francisco Chronicle serial “More Tales of the City”.

With soloist Jimmy Wilcox of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and conductor Joseph J. Buches, Artistic Director for the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus.

Artistic Director: Bob Mensel
Conductor: Joseph J. Buches
Production Manager: David Peterson
Lighting Designer: Zach Adam Reed
Soloist: Jimmy Wilcox


  1. I have been watching all of the seasons for years, since the first season aired. I remember Michael's letter being read. And I cry every time. I think that it's the best moment of the entire series. But, I have never heard song before…..
    …..til now. And, you guessed it. I'm crying…..
    ….. again!
    Unbelievably beautiful.
    Thank you, Armistead Maupin. May this song & your/Michael's letter be an anthem for those who are afraid of being rejected, to be used to ease the way to finally tell family and friends their truth.♥️💘💛💚💙💜❤️


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