Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles: Holiday Spectacular 2013
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The last date listed for Holiday Spectacular 2013 was Saturday December 14, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Los Angeles' Herencia Flamenca has earned a reputation as one of the West Coast's leading flamenco ensembles, blending a respect for the roots of flamenco with innovative style. The company puts on a show with performers representing flamenco traditions from across Spain, including two very talented and very different dancers originally from Barcelona: company co-founder Yolanda Arroyo and veteran performer Dolores Gimenez, making her U.S. debut after decades of success as a dancer and choreographer in Spain. The company's other co-founder, guitarist Paco Arroyo, hails from Cordoba, while guitarist Vicente Gelo comes from Seville, and singer Sonia Berbel and guitarist Fernando Mejias were both born in Madrid. All these and more will unite for a show that embodies the soul of flamenco, both elegant and explosive. Learn More
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First, the seats were great. No complaints whatsoever. We were placed down toward the front left (along a traversing isle, so plenty of leg room). Plus, after several experiences at that theatre, I was delighted when we picked up our tickets. The Alex is a small but very charming old theatre, but it has severe air conditioning problems when filled to capacity - even in winter. During intermission I could literally feel the difference in air temp as we walked from our seats up the center isle to the lobby. I remember one year we had nose bleed seats at the top of the balcony. Almost unbearable. BUT not this year. The placement was perfect.
And as for the Chorus, these guys are SO much fun to watch and listen to. It's not just a bunch of men standing there singing (not to say that's a bad thing of course), but there's plenty of movement too. What a dance crew they've got, with really first rate choreography and staging. Without question, one of their concerts is an EVENT!
And I always love their Holiday Season concerts because for me personally, it's one of the markers that Christmas and Hanukkah are indeed happening - "Tis the Season" has finally broken into my personal reality. And I'm always thankful for that. They have some more concerts coming up. Keep an eye out and go see these guys. They continually honor L.A. Bring your moms, dads, partners, kids, friends and neighbors. It's a first rate (our style of) "family outing." You will not be disappointed.
About the Ticket Supplier: Gay Men's Chorus of Los AngelesHailed 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.