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Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: "Lights! Camera! Action!"

by Jack Gardner
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Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
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The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida  

Choral singing is alive and well in Fort Lauderdale as the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida proved with their Pride weekend concerts of "Lights! Camera! Action!"

Conducted by Gordon Roberts, the chorus presented an evening that paid homage to the great songs of Hollywood. Featuring medleys of Oscar winners, Bond themes, songs from "Yentl" and "Mary Poppins," the evening presented audiences with old favorites and Hollywood standards.

Of particular note was an arrangement of "The Theme from The Pink Panther" which was a clever choral treatment of an instrumental piece. Also outstanding was a choral arrangement of Michel Legrand’s classic "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 movie "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Other selections heard during the course of the evening included "Springtime For Hitler" from "The Producers," the ever campy "Sisters" originally form "White Christmas" and the title song from "Alfie."

While the evening did not present any current material, the most recently composed number being "Crazy World" from the 1982 movie "Victor/Victoria," it was still a very enjoyable evening and featured many interesting arrangements by director Roberts.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida was formed in 2010 and strives to bring high quality performances that focus on the music and the message within the music. In this endeavor, they have been successful and "Lights! Camera! Action!" was a good example of their work towards excellence.

"Lights! Camera! Action!" ran through June 22 at Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. For tickets and information. call 954-851-2299 or visit http://www.gaymenschorusofsouthflorida.org/

Jack Gardner has been producing theater in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale for the past 8 years. He has performed in operas, musicals and dramatic works as well as doing voice-over and radio work. Jack lives in South Florida with his three dogs.

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