Join us for a musical celebration to honor our veterans.
“We fight not for glory or for conquest. We exhibit to mankind the remarkable spectacle of a people attacked by unprovoked enemies, without any imputation or even suspicion of offense. They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder conditions than servitude or death.”
These words, and others from Thomas Jefferson, will be featured in Una Voce: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay’s concert, “Testament of Freedom” November 11 & 12, 2017. The central work of the same name was composed by Randall Thompson and will be featured along with other works of Americana and patriotism. Now again, these principles are so very important in our current political climate. We must be ever vigilant in protecting our freedoms and rights.
Led by conductor Joseph Caulkins, Una Voce: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Tampa Bay, joined by the Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds and Choirs of Palm Harbor University High School, will perform at the University of South Florida Concert Hall in Tampa and the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg. We thank all veterans and military personnel for their service. Please join us in celebrating our American heritage and in honoring our veterans.
- Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:00 PM – USF Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
- Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:00 PM – The Palladium Theatre, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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.