Chris Cochran

Tenor 2

Chris relocated to the Coachella Valley in mid-2021 following a fulfilling librarian career in Washington, D.C. He’s continuing his professional interests as a business and legal researcher and consultant based in southern California. A friend convinced him to audition for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (GMCW) in the mid-1990s, and he’s never looked back. Besides the full GMCW chorus, Chris was also a member of their acappella group, Potomac Fever. Dubbed “the funny guy,” he was featured in several GMCW musical theatre and cabaret productions including Nunsense A-men, Ruthless: The Musical, and the well-received Let Me Be the Music: The Songs of David Friedman. After GMCW he switched choral gears and sang with the choir at All Souls Church Unitarian in D.C. for several years, while also performing with the DC Cabaret Network. Here in the Coachella Valley he also sings with Modern Men. His musical and comedic influences are too many too mention, but include Manhattan Transfer, Betty Buckley, Beatrice Arthur, Singers Unlimited, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Dolly Parton. You get the picture.