COLORS OF THE SEASON
Spend the Holidays with the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
Light-up your holidays with one of two musical celebrations featuring the acclaimed Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, accompanied by a 12-piece professional orchestra. Our holiday music festival offers you and your loved ones two special opportunities to catch the holiday spirit.
Holidays at the Hard Rock
with Alan Cumming
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida welcomes special guest artist Alan Cumming, renowned stage, film and television artist for a one-night, special holiday concert at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. This festive evening of music and magic will celebrate the richly diverse traditions of the holiday season with the perfect blend of love and laughter.
December 17, 2017 @ 7PM
Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Ticket Prices: $40/$50/$60*
*Plus facility fee and standard Ticketmaster fees
Special VIP Package
A very limited number of special VIP seats are available for purchase. Tickets include front row seats and admission to a post-concert, meet-and-greet reception with Alan Cumming.
VIP Tickets: $155
Choose this price option when choosing your seats.
Light & Joy
Image courtesy of Kate Rattray-www.katerattraymosaics.com
Join the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida for an evening of beautiful music in a church setting. This annual performance at Sunshine Cathedral is a much-anticipated part of many of our audiences’ holiday season.
*Note: Alan Cumming will not be performing on December 9
December 9, 2017 @ 8PM
Ticket Prices: $35/$40/$50
NOTE: There is a $2 ticketing fee for all ticket purchases
Alan Cumming has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a ‘bawdy, countercultural sprite’ and by the Guardian as ‘European, weird, and sexually ambiguous’.
He has won over thirty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, received both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014!
Alan Cumming is many things to many people – renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire.
He lives in New York City and Edinburgh with his husband, illustrator Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Jerry and Lala.
We look forward to sharing the holidays with our fans, both old and new. We are performing two concerts, one of them our traditional concert at the Sunshine Cathedral and the other a very exciting performance at Hard Rock Live!
We are so pleased to be returning to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. We had a wonderful concert last December with celebrated artist, Linda Eder. That concert allowed us to bring our messages of love and inclusion to so many new audience members. We are grateful to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for their partnership again this year.
This season’s theme is “Mosaic,” and the Chorus is celebrating diversity and the many different people who make-up not only the LGBT community, but the broader community, as well. For our Hard Rock Live performance, we could not be more honored to work with the incredible Alan Cumming. His talent and unique personality will bring a fresh and exciting energy to this event. Not only is Mr. Cumming an artist in high demand, but he is also an active advocate and leader in the LGBT community.
In addition to the concert at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the Chorus will continue its long-standing tradition of performing a holiday concert at Sunshine Cathedral. Sunshine Cathedral is a focal point for our community, and they’ve been a long-time supporter of the Chorus. The Sunshine Cathedral is truly a part of our Chorus family, and the holidays are all about family. Our performance at Sunshine Cathedral will feature some of the same music as our Hard Rock concert, but Alan Cumming will not be performing at the church. Still, we will have a beautiful and special evening that we know will deliver the heartwarming experience many of our patrons look forward to every season.
Whether it is at Sunshine Cathedral or at Hard Rock Live, audiences can expect to hear treasured holiday classics in this year’s concerts, as well as new and humorous selections. One of the pieces the Chorus will perform is an exquisite composition titled, “Magnificat,” by composer Kevin Memley. Audiences should be prepared to be awe-struck by the beauty of this wonderful piece.
We are also going to celebrate the real power and beauty of love, as well as the importance of home, by paying tribute to Ruth Coker Burks. Ms. Burks’ story is heartwarming and inspiring, and I can’t wait to share it with our audiences.
Of course, our holiday concerts will also feature the distinct humor that many anticipate during one of our concerts. Audiences are going to laugh out-loud at Broadway Christmas Mashup and Favorite One, among many other performances scheduled for the evening. Another showstopper will be the song, “Time of Year for Miracles,” by Rick McKee.
We love sharing the holidays with the many diverse and engaging people who attend our concerts. Together we make the mosaic that is collectively stronger and more beautiful. We look forward to this year’s holiday performances and hope that our music will inspire our guests to embrace one another and build a better future.