It’s October, and that means Pre-Sale tickets for Gateway Men’s Chorus’ Holiday show, Hark, How The Bells is in effect!
Tickets tend to sell fast, and we want to give our fantastic fans a chance to secure their tickets early. Now until October 31st, we’re offering an awesome discount to anyone who purchases a ticket for the Holiday concert! Tickets are now $20 per person (Originally $25). We will also be offering a $10 discount for anyone who purchases season tickets during this window!
What to expect:
Gateway Men’s Chorus does not focus on one denomination for our concerts. We will be presenting an evening of traditional carols and new favorites, culminating in the presentation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs”, featuring soloist Dr. Robert McNichols, Jr and the Trinity Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. This event is sure to put any concert-goer into the warm and whimsical holiday spirit!
When and where is this concert?
Hark, How The Bells will be performed on December 8th and 9th 2017 at Union Avenue Christian Church.
What do I need to do for this sweet deal?
Be sure to click the link to the tickets page and the discounts will be automatically applied! Order quick, since this Pre-Sale deal only lasts until October 31st 2017.
Dr. Ken Haller was gracious enough to share his personal story about how he got involved with Gateway Men’s Chorus and how it has positively impacted his life.
Ken shared his musical background before joining Gateway Men’s Chorus in 1990:
“I sang in church and school choirs when I was a kid, then musical theater in high school, college, and medical school.”
How it all started for Ken:
“A friend told me about the Gateway Men’s Chorus in the summer of 1990. I was just coming out of a very important relationship, and frankly I was not doing well. I had kind of isolated myself from a lot of friends during the three years I had been with this guy. GMC was a real godsend for me. It gave me a community, and it rekindled my joy in performing.”
The impact of Gateway Men’s Chorus in Ken’s life:
“This is now my 29th season with GMC. I’ve always sung at least two concerts every year, and most years all three. I was also on the board of GMC for many years and was board president from 1997-2001. That experience gave me the skills to take to other local, statewide, and national boards of non-profit organizations that serve the LGBT community as well as medically underserved communities.
Finally, GMC gave me the confidence and the skills to get back into local theater in 2000 and then to begin to seriously study the art of cabaret, which is about telling stories through song. I have since created five original shows which I have taken to New York, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco. My latest show, “Happy HallerDays,” has its world premiere here at the Gaslight Cabaret Festival on November 2.
And I can tell you: None of that would have been possible without the Gateway Men’s Chorus.”
Mr. Danny Owens was gracious enough to share his personal story about how he got involved with Gateway Men’s Chorus and how it has positively impacted his life.
Danny shared his background experience before joining Gateway Men’s Chorus in 1993:
“I began taking piano lessons at about age 6 and continued until I graduated from high school. I began voice lessons in high school and started singing in choirs and small groups in high school and also in church. I also performed in a few theatrical productions during my high school years. Throughout college, I continued with voice lessons and performed with a choir and a small ensemble. Music was my minor in college, with a vocal emphasis.”
How it all started for Danny:
“I moved to Saint Louis in early 1993 and was living with a friend in the Central West End when the annual Pride Festival came along in June of that year… Gateway Men's Chorus had a booth and I was delighted to learn that Saint Louis had a gay men's chorus. I joined for the Holiday show in 1993 and have been an active member ever since.”
The impact of Gateway Men’s Chorus in Danny’s life:
“GMC has given me a creative outlet that I wouldn't have otherwise. Music has always been such an important part of my life and GMC provides a way to perform and make a difference in other people's lives. Not everyone can participate in organized protests, but everyone can do something and I love the fact that you can be a part of an organization like GMC where you can join your voice with others to seek change and equality and to provide healing for all in our community. It's very fulfilling. My original decision to join was based on the desire to find an outlet for my musical talent and meet new friends.”