Tickets on sale now
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s highly anticipated holiday concert returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. “Holidays at Hard Rock Live!” will feature an evening of festive and celebratory music from the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida accompanied by Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress Jordin Sparks. Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s new entertainment venue, is part of the $1.5 billion property expansion unveiled Oct. 24, 2019. The integrated resort will also be home to three hotel towers, including the world’s first and only iconic Guitar Hotel.
Tickets are on sale now and cost $80, $60, $50 and $40. VIP packages are available for purchase. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Additional fees may apply.
The 130-member Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is the largest gay men’s chorus in the southeastern U.S. and is beginning its 10th season. The Chorus has become one of the region’s largest and most successful community-based choruses celebrated for outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and community outreach. Each year, The Chorus reaches over 19,000 audience members with its messages of love and inclusion.
Sparks received worldwide attention as the winner of American Idol’s season six. Sparks was just 17 years old when she won the coveted title in one of the highest rated seasons of the series. She has garnered two BET Awards, one American Music Award, one People’s Choice Award and has been nominated for two VMA Awards and a Grammy.
Her self-titled debut album went platinum, selling more than two million copies worldwide. The first three singles of “Jordin Sparks” went top five, and the album’s second single “No Air” sold four million digital downloads. “No Air” has the distinction of being the third highest selling single by any American Idol contestant and is listed at No. 27 on Billboard’s “Top 40 Biggest Duets of All Time.” Sparks’ second release, “Battlefield,” debuted on the Billboard Album chart at No. 7. Cumulatively, Sparks’ popular singles have sold more than 10 million digital tracks in the US.
Sparks’ impressive vocal talent has made her the go-to anthem singer and she has performed at many high-profile sporting events. Her powerhouse voice has been featured in films such as Disney’s “African Cats,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Best Man Holiday.” She made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film, “Sparkle,” opposite Whitney Houston. Other film credits include “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” “Left Behind,” “The Grace of Jake,” Show Dogs” and “God Bless The Broken Road.”
Sparks’ stage roles include two Broadway productions. She is currently starring as the lead Jenna in the Sara Bareilles musical, Waitress, through Nov. 24. Previously, she made her Broadway debut in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash production “In the Heights.” Sparks has also appeared in numerous television programs and specials both as an actress and performer, including Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush,” “CSI Crime Scene Investigation,” Lifetime movie “Dear Secret Santa,” and performances on VH1 Divas, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and The Billboard Music Awards. She is also a daytime talk show staple having co-hosted numerous programs including TODAY on NBC, ABC’s The View, CBS’ The Talk, and The Dish on Dr. Oz (syndicated).
About Hard Rock Live
The new Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is South Florida’s premier entertainment venue. An investment of more than $125 million, the 7,000-person capacity indoor venue has clamshell-style seating where the furthest seat to the stage is only 164 feet away, giving guests an intimate experience. Designed by Scéno Plus, the 225,000 square-foot facility is also equipped with state-of-the-art in-house sound and lighting, multiple 30’x17’ HD viewing screens and mobile-stage technology. With its technical capabilities, Hard Rock Live supports A-List acts, as well as nationally televised awards shows, sporting events and more. The venue is a standout option for entertainers and tours across the country as well as internationally renowned acts. New amenities at Hard Rock Live include a VIP salon, more than 300 square feet of bar space for fast and convenient beverage service, and The Couches, an exclusive premium seating area featuring plush couches and tables with dedicated in-seat cocktail service, giving guests an elite experience like no other with unparalleled views of the performance from their tiered theater-style seats.
About Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida pursues a mission of inspiring through song. The Chorus continues to realize this mission in ways that can only be considered extraordinary. In its short history, the Chorus has grown to over one-hundred-and-thirty men and has become the largest gay men’s chorus in the southeastern United States. The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida is under the direction of Artistic Director & Conductor Harold Dioquino. The Chorus has earned a strong reputation for excellence, garnering prestigious invitations to perform throughout the South Florida region. The Chorus reached a major milestone in December 2016, when it collaborated with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to perform its holiday concert at Hard Rock Live! The two entities have continued this partnership, now in its fourth year. Prior guest artists have included Linda Eder, Alan Cumming and Matthew Morrison. Annually, through a combination of mainstage, outreach and educational performances, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida reaches more than 19,500 individuals. For more information: www.gmcsf.org or call (954) 763-2266 or e-mail [email protected] or follow us on Facebook: GMCSF or Twitter: @GMCSouthFlorida.