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GALA 2023 Honorees Announced: Mayor Karen Bass and Disney Concerts PLUS a first look at Disney PRIDE




Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will present the 2023 GALA on Sunday, June 25 at Walt Disney Concert Hall immediately following the 3:00 p.m. matinee performance of Disney PRIDE in Concert - a multimedia musical celebration featuring GMCLA's 200 singers, a 25-piece orchestra and stunning video projections, with almost 50 songs from over 20 beloved Disney films and Disney Parks.


At the annual gala, outstanding individuals, companies, and institutions are honored with GMCLA's Voice Award - a longstanding Chorus tradition. This year, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass will be presented with GMCLA's Civic Voice Award, and Disney Concerts will be presented with its Artistic Voice Award. Television host and journalist, Melvin Robert ("Extra" senior correspondent, Fox's "Good Day L.A. anchor") will host the reception and dinner event, which will include a silent and live auction. Funds raised will support GMCLA's extensive Alive Music Project in schools and its numerous free public concert events.



Disney PRIDE in Concert marks Disney Concerts' first-ever concert production developed specifically for choral performance, and presents Disney's most beloved songs reimagined in a celebration of Pride. See first look video of the show below.



GMCLA will perform the music of iconic films like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, as well as modern classics like Coco, Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph and many more. The magical music of Disney Parks will round out this multimedia event. Solos and personal stories will add connection to Disney's timeless and universal stories, making this a truly magical experience for all ages.


This amazing extravaganza is produced by GMCLA Executive Director & Producer Lou Spisto and conducted by Music Director & Conductor Ernest H. Harrison. Disney PRIDE in Concert will have a limited engagement of two concerts only on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.


The concerts will be held at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Single tickets range from $50 to $130 and are available online at GMCLA.org/disneypride; by phone at 323.850.2000 or 424.453.3987; or at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office (Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

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