In a world where Nutcracker ballets, classical programs and shows geared towards children frequently abound during the holiday season ... Haven’t you ever wished there was something for adults with a little more “Oompf”? That is exactly what you get when you combine FOUR of California’s strongest voices and most dynamic personalities into one BIG soul-packed show! It’s definitely a DIVA Christmas concert! “Soul 4 the Season” is a holiday journey that will take you from moving spiritual numbers to light hearted impudent favorites. Even a few naughty selections will be offered. This concert makes a deliberate effort to stay away from the “childrens aspect” of the Christmas season. And while it is aimed at a more mature and musically discerning audience the show is suitable for all ages.
Kick off your holiday season with members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts! Known for its warm, rich choral tones and over-the-top productions, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus continues its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to the East Bay with its December 5th show in Walnut Creek. The show features all four vocal ensembles of the Chorus: The Lollipop Guild, Vocal Minority, SWAG and HomoPhonics (SFGMC’s newest ensemble!) Expect plenty of upbeat, show-stopping numbers, stunningly beautiful choral pieces, and updated, modern takes on old favorites – all done with SFGMC’s trademark humor and flair. Think “A Chorus Line” meets “The Nutcracker,” Pentatonix and Mariah Carey, crossing genre and dishing up a delightful program of gorgeous holiday music.
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