WHO WE ARE
Established in 2016 as 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation, PRISM Gay Men and Allies chorus is a TTBB (tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone, bass) chorus that is committed to "changing lives one note at a time".
Based in Detroit, Michigan and under the Artistic Direction of Randall Wrisinger, PRISM started with a group of 36 singers and has quickly grown in membership and support as we continue to live out our mission supporting the LGBT and allies community through out-reach programs and performances.
PRISM is also a proud member of GALA Choruses, a network of over 190 LGBT choruses and 10,000 singers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
PRISM Men's Chorus is a proud member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce.
OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Randall Wrisinger began playing piano at the age of 5. Music was always his first love from the beginning in elementary school through college where he studied piano and voice. He served for more than 15 years as a full-time Minister of Music in Missouri. Randall teaches private voice and piano full-time and is involved with a local community theatre as well and today directs, music directs and works in several different areas in local community theatres.
It was his dream to have a diverse group of men who are committed to learning new and unique music and creating an atmosphere of inclusion of all while performing all styles of music. His motto from day one has been “Changing Lives One Note at a Time.” It is his dream to see PRISM continue to grow each season and continue to build up the men in the group as well as make opportunities available in the Metro Detroit area for performances.
Randall is an avid theatre fanatic, bowls in a local bowling league, loves to travel and hopes to one day retire to Florida and live on the beach. He lives in Royal Oak with his husband of 14 years, Rich, and their two pups, Elliott and Oliver.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CARL FOGG, Jr.
COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRISM Men's Chorus is proud to have non-singing community members on our Board of Directors to help guide the chorus and make decision on its future. We currently have openings to be on our Board as a Community Member.
All PRISM board members are leaders who guide PRISM towards a sustainable future by advocating and leading the adoption of sound, ethical and legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as making sure that PRISM as adequate resources to fulfill its mission.