Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles- Solid Gold: Aretha, Dionne, & Whitney

  • Sunday, Jun 30th, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

SOLID GOLD: Aretha, Dionne, & Whitney, GMCLA’s Pride concert and gala, celebrates three of the most legendary and iconic artists in music history as the 200-member Chorus performs 25 timeless hits by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, music legend and HIV/AIDS activist Dionne Warwick, and the undisputed voice of a generation, Whitney Houston. Songs like “Respect,” “Freeway of Love,” “Chain of Fools,” “I Say a Little Prayer for You,” “I Will Always Love You,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” have been the soundtrack of our lives. The show also features six dance production numbers and an unforgettable three-song medley with a GMCLA “take” that will leave you speechless! Solid Gold promises to be one of GMCLA’s most soulful, joyous, and moving shows ever!

, under the leadership of Executive Director & Producer Lou Spisto and Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison, is in its 45th year of music and service. GMCLA continues to garner acclaim for artistic excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community and beyond by promoting civil rights, tolerance, and acceptance through music. Founded in 1979 during the emergence of the gay rights movement, GMCLA spreads its message of love and acceptance with concerts across the globe and has raised its collective voice in the movement toward equality, social justice, the fight against the AIDS crisis, the fight for marriage equality, and all those seeking to find their own voice. GMCLA’s free community concert program has provided access to concerts to tens of thousands over the decades, and its research-based education programs have served over 85,000 young people throughout the Los Angeles region. In June 2023, GMCLA returned to Walt Disney Concert Hall to perform the extraordinary multi-media Disney Pride in Concert to two sold-out houses as the finale of Season 44, which also included “I’m With Her,” a celebration of boundary breaking women in music, as well as the beloved and sold-out holiday production, “A Motown Holiday.” In recent years, GMCLA has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl (with Hugh Jackman). Reaching global audiences, a GMCLA appearance at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards has gained more than 7 million online views. During the pandemic, GMCLA presented virtual concerts, special events, and school programs, reaching thousands of new and longtime fans. From Los Angeles and Ireland to Brazil and New Zealand, GMCLA’s streaming concerts were incredibly well received. Critics have proclaimed the Chorus “inspired” and “expressive, innovative and utterly moving,” and hailed GMCLA for presenting “meaningful entertainment.”

Doors open at 2:00 PM

Tickets go on sale Monday March 25th at 10am at

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Historic Venue This 3,000-seat theater was dedicated in 1932, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places....

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  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E Green St
    Pasadena, CA 91106

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