The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach from the Gay Men's Chorus
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Burt Bacharach wrote the soundtrack for a whole generation, THE LOOK OF LOVE will be a romantic and glorious evening of music from one of Los Angeles’ most beloved composers and will be the must-see Chorus concert of the year for all audiences, young and old, gay and straight, or for anyone who has ever been in love (or had a broken heart).
The Chorus concerts feature production values that rival Broadway theatre and musical choices that range from Monteverdi to Elton John.
“As we conclude our 27th season, we are honored to be performing the music of one of Los Angeles’ true treasures, Mr. Burt Bacharach,” comments Dr. Bruce Mayhall, Artistic Director of GMCLA. “For six decades, his clever and sophisticated songs with their unforgettable melodies, artfully combine elements from a multitude of genres into a unique and unmistakable sound and our subscribers and audiences are going to fall in love all over again with the songs and music of this legendary American artist.”
Dr. Bruce Mayhall (Artistic Director) concludes his fifth year at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles where season subscriptions and chorus membership are at an all-time high.
The Chorus has soared to new heights with television appearances on Mad TV, Will and Grace and Six Feet Under, release of four compact disks (They Had It Coming, Jerry’s Boys: the Music of Jerry Herman, Red, White and Blues: An American Music Celebration and The Best of Times, a recording of the Chorus’ debut performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall), appearances with Lily Tomlin, Jerry Herman, Nancy Dussault, Malcolm Gets, Joanna Gleason, Marilynn Lovell Matz, Susan Egan, Jane Lanier, Vox Femina Los Angeles, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, the Southeast Symphony Orchestra and the Chinese Classical Music Ensemble.
About the Ticket Supplier: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
Hailed by the LA Times as “one of the last important links to a glorious tradition in music,” Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been a notable part of Southern California for almost thirty-five years. Formed in 1979 as a completely volunteer effort of 99 men, GMCLA has doubled in size, gained professional artistic and administrative staff, toured internationally, released fifteen compact discs, and appeared with numerous stage, film, and television celebrities like Lily Tomlin, Melissa Manchester, Jerry Herman, Valarie Pettiford and LeAnn Rimes.
Among the many “firsts” of this dynamic arts organization, GMCLA was the first gay ensemble to perform for a sitting U.S. President (both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama); the first openly gay performers to be broadcast over Russian television in 1999; the first gay chorus to tour central Europe (1991) and South America (2006), created the original musical “It Gets Better”to combat anti-LGBT bullying (currently on a U.S. tour), and recently performed at the Academy Awards.
In addition to their vocal excellence, GMCLA wows audiences with their uniquely theatrical and inventive productions, performing three major concerts each season. They bring their music education program, Alive Music Project, to high school students across Los Angeles to build bridges between all communities by sharing music and their personal stories. GMCLA sings for a future free from homophobia and discrimination of all kinds.