Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a special “Why We Sing” concert and retrospective exhibit on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m., at United Church of Christ (2501 NE 30th Street in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a sentimental selection of favorite songs from the vocal group’s past and present repertoire plus an historical showcase comprised of banners, art, posters and other ephemera, costumes and photographs.
Some “Why We Sing” concert selections will include “Walk Hand in Hand” by Andy Williams, “Sunday” by Steven Sondheim, “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane, “Family” from Dreamgirls, the traditional sea shanty “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor,” “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. As a special treat, former members of the chorus will be invited onstage to join present voices for a rousing and uplifting finale.
General admission tickets for the “Why We Sing” 35th Musical Celebration concert are $35; VIP tickets in the first five rows with priority seating are priced at $50, plus a small service fee, and include premium seating and a drink ticket with pre-intermission drink order option. Tickets are available online at fortlauderdalegaymenschorus.org or by calling (954) 832-0060.