Caballeros, the Gay Men's Chorus of Palm Springs, Presents By Popular Demand
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The last date listed for Caballeros Presents By Popular Demand was Saturday June 9, 2007 / 7:29pm.
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Based on Ken Kesey's landmark novel -- later made into the iconic, Oscar-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest follows Randle McMurphy, a small-time crook who fakes insanity to get out of a prison sentence. But instead of resting up at the state mental hospital, the rebellious yet charming McMurphy finds himself going toe-to-toe with the authoritarian Nurse Ratched as he attempts to stir up his fellow mental patients. The dynamics of live performance only heighten the tension between these two exquisitely drawn characters. Tough, touching and tragic, this American classic advocates poignantly for the dignity of every single person, no matter how "crazy" they might be. Learn More
“This is another first for us” states Artistic Director Alan Scott. “It’s a departure from our usual singularly themed presentations. But with so many requests over the last few seasons by our loyal audience base to resurrect many of the crowd-pleasing numbers we’ve performed in the past, it dawned on me that there in itself, was a great concert idea simply by responding to our fan’s feedback. So, in essence, “By Popular Demand” is a compendium of exactly that; giving our audiences a chance once again to hear what they enjoyed so much the first time”.
Though Scott chose the final selections that will comprise the evenings’ hit parade with a keen eye and ear towards vocal styles and balance, both the public-at-large as well as the chorus membership contributed suggestions to the program by way of a special polling opportunity made available on the chorus website www.pscaballeros.org; “The result” says Scott, who completes his 3rd full season at the helm of the desert communities’ preeminent choral organization, “is truly a little something for everyone”…inspirational, compelling, thought-invoking, humorous and a little shtick thrown in for good measure”.
Caballeros, The Gay Men’s Chorus of Palm Springs, founded in 1999, achieved yet another first in April 2007 with the awarding of a special certificate of commendation from the City of Palm Springs for community service. The recognition was made and presented by the Mayor of Palm Springs, himself, the Honorable Ron Oden. The group which usually numbers between 50-60 singing members along with 15-20 volunteer support staff known as Section V, has also made it’s debut on the international stage with a command performance at the quadrennial choral festival GALA held in Montreal in July, 2004.