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Shoshana Bean and Andra Day Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles GALA 2021

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Shoshana performs several songs live and Andra performs in a special video she will create specifically for the event.

Shoshana Bean and Andra Day Join Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles GALA 2021

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, will present GMCLA GALA 2021 featuring R&B singing sensation, and 2021 Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award-nominee, Andra Day; and the incredible star of Broadway's Wicked and Waitress, who brought down the house at Walt Disney Concert Hall two years ago, Shoshana Bean are joining the GMCLA GALA 2021 Livestream Saturday, August 14. Shoshana performs several songs live and Andra performs in a special video she will create specifically for the event.

The Gala will be streamed live from the Toluca Lake home of GMCLA Board Members Greg Weaver and Haig Youredjian. With a limited live audience in attendance, the streaming audience will enjoy the hourlong show hosted by the hilarious Kalen Allen, who replaces previously announced Carson Kressley. Allen is the 25 year old TV and digital sensation who has become a regular guest host of The Ellen Degeneres Show. The Gala features live performances by GMCLA's a cappella group, Aftershock; plus 50 members of the Chorus perform from the Getty Center.

GMCLA continues its tradition of honoring a leader from the LGBTQ community as it bestows its annual Voice Award to Dr. Jerry Abraham. Dr. Abraham is a nationally recognized leader for his crusade to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccines to communities of color in South Central Los Angeles.

GMCLA GALA 2021 is supported by a $50,000 Challenge Grant from Carol and Richard Weaver with additional sponsorship from Morgan Stanley and The Vyas Family. All funds raised will support GMCLA's reopening season and its return to the Alive Music Project - GMCLA's highly regarded high school music program.

The Chorus just completed its 42nd season with three virtual concerts and several special events. The virtual season was enormously successful and reached thousands of GMCLA patrons and new fans from around the globe. In June, members of the Chorus performed from the Getty Center for the ABC-7 LA Pride special, and additional GMCLA performances from the Getty will be unveiled at the August Gala.

Streaming live on August 14 (or viewing until the end of August) is available for a donation of $75 or more per household; Sponsor packages with on-air credit and a home-delivery of wine and goodies are $250; and a limited number of opportunities to attend the live taping in Toluca Lake are available, including a reception with Kalen Allen, GMCLA members and leadership, and Dr. Abraham at $500 per seat. Sign up to stream and get all information at gala.gmcla.org.


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