Sunshine Cathedral, Fort Lauderdale
December 11-12 and 18-19, 2015
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is celebrating its 2015-16 season by dedicating all of its shows to love. “It is a season to rejoice. It is a season to heal. It is a season of love,” the Chorus said when announcing this year’s dedication. The first of the Gay Men’s Chorus’s three shows this season is coming up this month, and true to their word, love is the central theme. The show is called “A Time to Love” and can be seen at Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale for four performances only: 8 p.m. on Friday, December 11; Saturday, December 12; Friday, December 18; and Saturday, December 19.
This concert will be led by interim conductor Harold Dioquino, who replaced longtime conductor Gordon Roberts at the end of last season. This show’s theme revolves around the holidays and how they are the perfect time for love. Maestro Dioquino and the rest of the 175-man group helped to pick out some of their favorite holiday songs performed over the last five years. Bring your friends and bring your family because this holiday experience promises to be truly uplifting.
Birgit Fioravante will be joining the Chorus as a guest performer for this concert. As a soprano, she has performed in recitals and on opera stages far and wide, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to venues in Russia, Norway and Japan. She has been a guest soloist with local companies as well, such as the Florida Grand Opera. She is the creator of the three-woman show Duelling Divas.
Tickets are available for purchase right now by going to gmcsf.org and clicking on “tickets.” Ticket prices range from $35 to $45 per person and, if bought online, ticketholders can choose from orchestra or balcony seating. Tickets can also be purchased before the event at Sunshine Cathedral.
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s mission is “to inspire audiences, move spirits, open minds, and change hearts through the quality of [their] music, the power of [their] words and the sight of [their] joy.” For more information, visit gmcsf.org.