Una Voce, the Florida Men’s Chorale, will be performing a special concert in honor of Pride Month. They will be presenting the Florida premiere of the part-choral performance and part-theater piece I Am Harvey Milk. There will be two performances for your enjoyment: the first show will be held at The Palladium (253 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg) on Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m., and the second show will be held at the USF Concert Hall (4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa) on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.
I Am Harvey Milk is a musical and theatrical celebration of the life of Harvey Milk, the gay rights pioneer who was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978. This piece was commissioned by the artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and was written and composed by the Broadway composer and producer Andrew Lippa. This ambitious piece premiered in San Francisco, performed by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, as part of their 35th anniversary celebrations in June 2013. After that performance, choruses and performing arts halls across the country had the option of putting I Am Harvey Milk on their schedules. I Am Harvey Milk even got its chance on Broadway with a one-night-only performance last October, starring Lippa and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth.
Tickets are available for purchase right now. Go to una-voce.org and select “tickets.” General admission costs $25 per person ($5 for college students, a valid student ID is required at the door). VIP tickets cost $40 per person and include a complimentary beverage, early entry into the theater, and VIP seating in the front rows.
Una Voce, the gay men’s choral group in Tampa Bay, produced and performed its first concert in December 2002, and has since performed not just in Tampa Bay but nationwide as well. To learn more about Una Voce, visit una-voce.org. Sign up for their e-mail newsletter by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. “Like” them on Facebook as well by going to facebook.com/uvfmc.