The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) continues its 33rd season with a special concert entitled Passion to be presented on February 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Church of the Epiphany –1317 G Street NW, in Washington, DC. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (202) 293-1548, or at the door. Group rates are available.
Passion is presented with the generous support of Charles Berardesco and Jeff Thurston, along with support from Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, Merrill Lynch, and the Washington Blade.
Tickets are $44-$49. Wheelchair, senior, and student discounts are available by calling the box office at (202) 293-1548.
The 3:00 pm performance will be ASL Interpreted.
For the romantics at heart! Passion features beloved works that have touched the hearts and stirred the passions of generations, from Dolly Parton and P!nk, to songs from Miss Saigon, La Traviata, and The Marriage of Figaro, enhanced by the beauty of a string quartet in an acoustically stunning hall.
Passion features the full chorus with soloists accompanied by a string quartet, piano, and oboe.
Songs performed in Passion include “When I Fall in Love,” “Gabriel’s Oboe,” “I Will Always Love You,” “American Hymn,” “The Drinking Song” from La Traviata, and the Overture from The Marriage of Figaro.
About the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Under the direction of Executive Director Chase Maggiano and Artistic Director Jeff Buhrman, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is beginning its 33rd season with a mission that is dynamic and socially-relevant. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington delights audiences and champions gay equality with robust artistry, fun and surprise. GMCW has more than 200 singing members, two select vocal ensembles, 100 support volunteers, more than 500 subscribers, 500 donors and an annual audience of more than 12,000 people.
GMCW is honored to include in its history iconic venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the White House, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Lincoln Memorial, presidential inauguration celebrations, and more. GMCW features two select outreach vocal ensembles: Potomac Fever, a 14-voice close harmony group, and Rock Creek Singers, a 35-voice chamber ensemble.
Since 2001, GMCW has maintained a robust youth outreach program, GenOUT, that offers free tickets to high school students, parents and teachers, in addition to offering in-school outreach and empowerment programs. The Chorus demonstrates its commitment to community outreach projects by participating in the Whitman-Walker AIDS Walk, an annual toy drive to benefit Community Family Life Services, Christmas Eve caroling at the National Institutes of Health and volunteering at Food & Friends. GMCW is a proud member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses) and Chorus America.