GMCLA’s A Salute to Sondheim and Annual Gala August 13-14

A Salute to Sondheim

  • By J. Cook

My proposal: Sondheim, Sondheim!, a musical from many perspectives with a peel-away-the-onion approach very much in the vein of William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! What was at the heart of America’s master librettist? And how did he find all those ways of getting his thoughts and ideas across to multiple generations in so many theatres across the world? Come find out on August 13 and 14 at UCLA’s Royce Hall when the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents A Salute to Sondheim. Music Director/Conductor Ernest H. Harrison promises to push the guys to the limit with renditions of all the masterworks from Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music, West Side Story, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, and Gypsy. But that’s not all. The show will also include the LA premiere of Songs of the Phoenix, a major new work led by Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa.

GMCLA’s Annual Gala will also be taking place on Saturday, August 13, starting with a reception before the concert and continuing afterward with a beautiful alfresco dinner on the Royce Hall terrace. This special event is the Chorus’s most important fundraiser of the year and supports its high school music programs and free community performances. A Salute to Sondheim concludes GMCLA’s current season. Don’t miss this exciting musical happening!

Gala tables and tickets are available for purchase, click here.