As you might guess from the title, our holiday show is not your typical Holiday concert. We’ll get you in the spirit of the holidays as we follow our three queens, Goldie, Frankie and Murray, as they go coast to coast following a star. No, not that one silly – Beyoncé. It’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets the “Three ‘Fabulous’ Magi” as they take us to exotic stops like Miami, New York City, Paducah, Santa Monica, Fargo, North Dakota and Paris, Texas. Did they pack enough glitter? Is the van going to make it? Will they ever reach their star? Along the way, they might even learn why “Christmas really matters.”
We start with a rousing opener, “Festival Gloria” written in 2013. Staying in the decade, we’ve arranged New Zealand singer, Lorde’s, “Royals” for the three queens. One of our all time favorites is Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night.” And we have a dramatic arrangement of Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” now our “Christmas Rhapsody” featuring one of our amazing tenors.
- Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – The Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – USF Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Channel your inner diva, as GMCTB, showcases those fabulous females who have influenced our lives for nearly eight decades. From Barbara Streisand to Bette Midler, Beyoncé and beyond, these iconic women have been at the forefront of the music industry. Enjoy a cabaret style show featuring talented soloists and ensembles and the always entertaining Una Voce! featuring, “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” the 1979 classic duet by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer; Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” featured in the film, Beaches; and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” from her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008). Get your tickets early as this show is in a cosy venue and both nights sold out last spring.
- Friday, February 17, 2017, 8:00 PM – The Space 2106, 2105 West Main St, Tampa, FL 33607
- Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:00 PM – The Space 2106, 2105 West Main St, Tampa, FL 33607
Tickets: $20 general admission; and $5 for individuals with a valid, current student ID.
Join us for an unforgettable experience in pop/rock nostalgia, featuring hits including “We Can Work It Out,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” and many more. All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles combines songs based on the Fab Four’s original arrangements with the high-energy performances of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay. The songs were arranged for men’s chorus by Kevin Robison, a respected ASCAP composer-arranger. “In My Life” and several other tunes such as “We Can Work It Out,” and “Imagine,” have been arranged specifically to bring the power of their messages into this century, creating a work that honors and celebrates the 60’s, but also emphasizes that we have more work to do as a community with regard to civil rights and equality.
- Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:00 PM – The Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
- Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8:00 PM – USF Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Tickets: $40 for early admission; $20 general admission; and $5 for individuals with a valid, current student ID.
We’ve Changed Our Name
Hopefully, by now, you have noticed that we have changed our name from Una Voce: The Florida Men’s Chorale to Una Voce: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay (GMCTB). We put this prospective change out to our singing members, to donors, to various vendors and to audience members about a year ago to get comments and suggestions which were largely positive. The reason for the change is that the old tag line was geographically and musically incorrect. As you know, we do not pull our members from the entire state of Florida nor do we perform statewide, but rather from and in the Tampa Bay Area. And we are clearly not a chorale which is, by definition, a group of singers specializing in singing church music. So we’ve changed chorale to chorus, Florida to Tampa Bay and we’ve added Gay because, well, we are, Blanche, we are. And because most of us are gay, we believe that using that descriptor is appropriate and will help us market our concerts. Who wouldn’t want to see and hear a gay men’s chorus?
That said, you don’t have to be gay to sing with us. We only require our singing members to be able and willing to sing a male vocal part: tenor, baritone or bass. We currently have at least one self-identified straight singer and one self-identified male to female transgender singer who is an awesome countertenor with a range from baritone effortlessly into the soprano range.