The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates the beginning of its fourth decade and invites you to come along and Seize the Day! SGMC’s exciting new concert explores the feelings we all experience when facing change and growth. The show evolves through an eclectic mix of music from pop and global songs to classical and modern choral music presented through the unique artistry and entertainment of SGMC.

More than ever before, Seize the Day presents SGMC’s powerful musicianship and true strength as entertainers. This concert’s program includes the eerily haunting Past Life Melodies, which features harmonic overtone singing and aboriginal chants, as well as the powerful and driving O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. SGMC’s voices deliver inspiring harmonies in the touching Homeward Bound by Marta Keen Thompson and a special arrangement of Neil Diamond’s Soolaimon arranged by SGMC’s own Paul Boisvert. Known for playful choral versions of pop songs, SGMC will deliver a beautiful version of Coldplay’s Fix You performed by Boy Howdy, SGMC’s small ensemble, as well as OMI’s Cheerleader, Taylor Swift’s Mean, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’, Disney’s Circle of Life and, of course, Seize the Day from Disney’s Newsies!

Staged in the grandeur of The Crest Theatre, with dazzling lighting and poignant storytelling, the concert promises to inspire and energize audiences to take note, take a stand and Seize the Day! The show will run two nights only on May 20 and 21, 2016, with an 8:00 curtain.

This year’s concert experience is enhanced by SGMC’s partnership with Empress Tavern and Chef Michael Thiemann to offer SGMC fans a true night out on the town! All audience members looking to round out their evening with dinner before the show are invited to take part in a special three-course, prix fix meal, created especially for SGMC, for just $40 with seatings from 5:00 to 6:30 on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, only. Reservations must be made ahead of time by calling Empress Tavern at 916.662.7694 or through OpenTable. Reservations through OpenTable must include “SGMC” in the comments section for the reservation.

VIP tickets are available for Seize the Day and include early access to the theatre, lower level seating at the Crest and a special VIP reception starting at 6:30 pm the night of each show. Empress Tavern will be hosting our VIP reception, providing appetizers and a no-host bar featuring two specialty cocktails created just for Seize the Day!

Tickets for Seize the Day are $25 general and $40 for VIP seating. Tickets are available through The Crest Box Office at 1013 K Street, online on our Buy Tickets page and at the Gifted Gardner located at 1730 J street.

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in 1984 as a singing group that aimed to foster a sense of community and provide support for gays and lesbians in the Sacramento area. Over the past 30 years, through musical performance and outreach programs, the chorus has grown to become an integral part of the Sacramento music community, as well as a voice for the gay and lesbian community in the greater Sacramento area.