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The Masonic
Between Taylor and Jones 1111 California Street San Francisco, CA 94108
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Don't drive. Take a cable car or cab.
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You have a choice of a few spots to have a drink before or after a show. We like the Huntington Hotel bar and the Fairmont is right there also. Check out the Tonga Room for a tropical experience.
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"Joyous, Jolly, Jingles"
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attended Dec 08 2011

The event was the best the SFGMC has put on in many years! It is a "must-see" event this holiday season.

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attended Dec 08 2011

It's an amazing evening ! It's certainly kicked off the holidays for me.
They are true showmen,and there are a lot of them. The show is so
much fun,too! That Rudolf ! Can't wait for the next Christmas show.
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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus **

Tim Seelig,* artistic director and conductor *

Melody Moore**, *soprano **

Velocity Bells**, handbell ensemble

Contra Costa Wind Symphony

Singing. Dancing. Exceptional Entertainment. Where’s the one place you can get it all this holiday season? It’s only with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The grandeur of the Masonic Auditorium provides the perfect setting for this true holiday extravaganza. The 275 singers of the Chorus will be joined by San Francisco Opera Soprano, Melody Moore, the extraordinary Velocity Bells handbell ensemble, and the 45-piece Contra Costa Wind Symphony.

2011 Set List: “Masters In This Hall” (arr. David Maddux); “Sleigh Ride” (arr. Eddy Clement); “Angels in Seven” (arr. Phillip Kern); “The First Noel” (Pachelbel/Rollins); “O Magnum Mysterium” (Morten Lauridsen); " Variations on Jingle Bells" (arr. Mark Hayes); “Rudolph And Other Queer Folk” (Michael Piazza); “Favorite One” (Cy Coleman); “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” (arr. Randol Bass); “Gloria” (Randol Bass);  “Silver Bells” (arr. Kevin Robison); “Swing Into Christmas” (arr. Mac Huff); “O Holy Night” (Adolphe Charles Adams); “We Are Lights” (Stephen Schwartz/arr. James Eakin); “Silent Night” (Franz Gruber); “Peace, Peace” (Rick and Sylvia Powell);  “Christmas Flourish” (Randol Bass); and other selections to be announced.

Bonus: The first 1,000 ticketholders to arrive at the Masonic Auditorium for the performance will receive a sample of Ghirardelli’s Peppermint Bark!**


About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

For nearly 40 years, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has courageously served as the international standard bearer for a powerful and accomplished mix of high-caliber performance, human rights, community activism, empowerment and inclusiveness, establishing it as an icon among LGBT organizations. Founded in 1978, it was the first organization of its kind and is credited with starting the LGBT choral movement, galvanizing and changing the course of LGBT history. It continues to rally and inspire other arts-based community organizations around the world. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC has in recent seasons established a heightened level of performance standards receiving audience and choral acclaim, increased its touring and recording profile and broadened its impact and reputation in the community while maintaining its signature blend of humor, personality and high-voltage performances.