music spotlight

by lisa lipsey

MenAlive Brings the Sounds of Joy This Holiday Season

representing Orange County. Artistic Director Bob Gunn said this year’s show focuses on joyfulness. “This is our most joyous concert of the year.” he said. “The show is a delightful


mix of traditional favorites with a few new MenAlive surprises! And we get even more festive as we take our fun-filled concert to the state-of-the-art La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.” A founding member of MenAlive, Gunn has led the chorus since 2014. “I’ve served as Assistant Director since 2002 and I have more than 25 years of

experience as a professional musician,” he said. Gunn holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, music theory and education from Azusa Pacific University.

on we now our gay apparel … even though some of us are fashionable year-round.The Rage Monthly recommends getting into the holiday spirit and supporting your local LGBTQ community! Join the fun at theMerry & Brightconcert by ManAlive, a thriving gay men’s chorus community gleefully

Like most of our community’s giving-oriented choruses, “MenAlive is more

than arts and entertainment,” Gunn said. “We promote understanding and ac- ceptance for the LGBTQ community, countering the fear and discrimination that threatens all of society, especially youth. One of the ways we do this is through community outreach.” “Orange County is the ever-growing place, in population and diversity, that

MenAlive calls home. If we aren’t wrapping gifts during the holiday season, we are volunteering at the food bank,” he continued. “From performing to celebrate the opening of the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom

Center for the Arts to marching in the OC Pride parade, our chorus volunteered thousands of hours. If you also have a passion for community support and outreach, join MenAlive and help us make a difference in Orange County and our community at large,” Gunn encouraged. Merry & Bright: Sounds of Joytakes place at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, December 21 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. 562.944.9801or


presentsJingle at Balboa Theatre Join the 200 singers, dancers and musicians of

the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus as they present Jingle, San Diego’s most fun holiday show, at the

festive Balboa Theatre. Snow is in the forecast! You will love this popular, family-friendly spectacular. Join the chorus for wonderful holiday music from traditional favorites to modern classics on

Saturday,December 7 and Sunday, December 8. The Chorus will also be performing their Jingle

concert at Sycuan Casino onSunday, December 15at 6 p.m.619.432.2244

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus

presentsA Modern Family Holiday The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus will show-

case traditional favorites along with new music from some of today’s most talented composers and lyricists. The theme of the evening is all about embracing our new modern families.Friday, December 20 through Sunday, December 22at Annenberg Theater. 760.325.4490or

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presentsHoliday Spectacular Experience the joy of the season with GMCLA performing choral classics, timeless Christmas

carols, a medley of hits from the beloved filmLove Actually, Broadway bonanzas, and Mariah Carey’s anthem – it’s all you’ll want for Christmas. A Los

Angeles tradition for the entire family, this concert will be truly spectacular.Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 at the Alex Theatre in


RAGE monthly | December 2019

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