Move aside Justin Bieber, Harvard baseball players and the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) has taken the stage! SDGMC has released the most fabulous of all “Call Me Maybe” spoof videos! The fun video was produced with a serious purpose: to encourage members of the community to audition for the Chorus … or rather to “call us definitely” for an audition spot! Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1-5 pm, Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2-5 pm and during SDGMC’s Info Night on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 pm. All auditions and the Info Night will take place at the home of SDGMC’s rehearsal and office space at the University Christian Church, located at 3900 Cleveland Ave. in Hillcrest.“Call Me Maybe” © 2011 604 Records, Inc. Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen.
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San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ ‘Mood Swings’ Ensemble Debuts In Cole Porter Revue
The show will run August 24-26 at The Lyceum Theatre
SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2012) -- The Mood Swings, a uniquely clever blend of an eleven-voice ensemble from the 140-member San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, makes its stand-alone concert debut in “Let’s Misbehave!” – a rollicking song and dance revue of the life and music of Cole Porter, August 24-26, 2012 at downtown San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre.
Featuring more than 30 of the cleverest, funniest and most romantic of his tunes, “Let’s Misbehave!” showcases one of America’s most beloved and prolific musical theatre composers, and the standards of style and wit to which today’s composers and lyricists aspire. Through its fascinating history-inspired narration, the revue starts with Porter’s early days at Yale University as the “Swings” deliver a cheerleader’s look at “Bingo Eli Yale” and “Bulldog, Bulldog”, two Yale fight songs that are still performed today.
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SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2012 – The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) is pleased to announce that it has hired Ben Cartwright as its first Executive Director. After an extensive search process, SDGMC’s board of directors was pleased to extend the offer to Cartwright, who started in the position on May 15.
With the chorus’ continued growth since the merging of its two legacy choruses in January 2010, the board felt it was time to bring a full-time professional on board to manage the day-to-day administration, development, and marketing efforts of the organization.
“Hiring an Executive Director is a big step for this Chorus,” said Cheri Curtis, president of the board of directors. “We are thrilled that Ben Cartwright has agreed to join us in this role. He has a solid network, excellent relationship-building skills, and a strong development background. We’re confident that he will be instrumental in taking us to a whole new level in our efforts to expand our audience and influence in the greater San Diego community and beyond.”
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SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2012 – On May 5th, 2012 at 7:00pm, at the San Diego History Center in beautiful Balboa Park, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) will be hosting our Encore: ‘Sizzle and Spice’ premier fundraiser to benefit the growth of our dynamic organization. Inspired by the successfully popular show of our season, Ole’! Ole’! Ole’!- the theme of this evening will continue to indulge in the sensational flair from the sultry Latin culture. This delightful gala promises to deliver fabulous food (catered by Patricio Esquivel), a fully-loaded bar, a Silent and Live Auctions with exceptional items to bid on and of course an evening of great music by our wonderful chorus......
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SAN DIEGO, April 20th, 2011 – The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) will present Olé! Olé! Olé!, kicking off the chorus’ 2012 season on Saturday, April 14th at 8pm and Sunday, April 15th at 3pm at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Hot on the heels of sold-out performances by gay men’s choruses in Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis, the San Diego chorus production features show-stopping pop hits, fabulous classic cultural flair, and of course dazzling dance moves all set to a live eight-piece orchestra.
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