Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6:30pm -11:00pm
Windows On The River in The Powerhouse
2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Join us for a night of music, merriment, and masquerade that has become the signature event of the year! This event includes a performance by the North Coast Men’s Chorus, superb Bourbon Street cuisine, a live and silent auction, and a French Quarter wall with a top prize of $500! The event will benefit the North Coast Men’s Chorus and its Youth Outreach Program. 2017 honorees are the The Music Settlement and KinShip.
King Rex’s Table – $1,500
($1100 tax deductible contribution. Includes recognition in program, table signage, name in all publicity & Auction Sponsor)
Chief Zulu’s Table – $1,250
($850 tax deductible contribution. Includes recognition in program, table signage, name in all publicity & Dessert Sponsor)
Twelfth Night Table – $1000
($600 tax deductible contribution. Includes recognition in program, table signage & Mask Wall Sponsor)
King’s Court Table – $750
($350 tax deductible contribution. Includes recognition in program & table signage)
Single Tickets – $65
ABOUT OUR CHARITY BENEFICIARIES
A hidden gem of University Circle, The Music Settlement offers music therapy, early childhood education, and music instruction to people of all ages and levels of experience in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The mission of The Music Settlement is to create a community where artistic expression belongs to everyone by serving those who seek personal growth through the arts.
Founded by Almeda Adams in 1912 as part of the Settlement movement and featuring a campus that includes the 1910 Burke Mansion and the BOP STOP nightclub in Ohio City, The Music Settlement is a community where artistic expression belongs to everyone.
Located in Erie County, KinShip is a Supervised Parenting Center focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect while providing support, guidance and assistance to families who have experienced some type of trauma, such as divorce, abuse, domestic violence, neglect, separation or child custody issues.
We provide all services in a non-threatening homelike child-friendly environment,
which is one of our distinguishing characteristics among local agencies. We provide supervised visitation, and supervised exchanges. Sometimes, these services are court ordered, sometimes people are referred from children services, or self referred. It is always about connecting children with their non custodial parents in a safe environment. KinShip was founded in 2000, and has grown to where we are serving upwards of 170 families a month. Many of our clients do not have the funds to pay. We rely heavily upon the support of local foundations and churches as well as individual donations. KinShip is most grateful for this opportunity with the North Coast Men’s Chorus.
Season 29 Tickets
The North Coast Men’s Chorus is excited to announce our 29th Season! We return to what has become the home of our holiday concert – the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square with three performances of “Our Gay Apparel,” December 3-4, 2016. After our annual Mardi Gras Celebration February 4, 2017 at Windows on the River, we return to Regina Hall at Notre Dame College with “Heart Throbs”, March 25-26, 2017. Finally we close out the season June 10-11, 2017 at Waetjen Auditorium with “Hot Time in the City.”
With another fantastic season ahead, we are pleased to be able to offer you not only the best seats in the house, but also the best price with a Season 29 Subscription. Your Season Subscription ensures you don’t miss a single moment of the magic that is the North Coast Men’s Chorus.
Ticket Price – $43.00–$98.00
Hot Time in the City
Saturday Evening: June 10, 2017 @ 8PM
Sunday Matinee: June 11, 2017 @ 3PM
Cleveland State University Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Here in the CLE we’re ready to show you a hot time as we pull the stops out in this celebration of all things HOT! The guys will bring the heat to songs that will have your temperature rising and dancing in the aisles – songs like Steam Heat, Light My Fire, Great Balls of Fire, Disco Inferno, Hot Stuff, The Heat is On, Heat Wave, Hot Child in the City – well, you get the picture! All of them sung with that NCMC sizzle!
Level A – $35 per ticket
Level B – $25 per ticket
Level C – $15 per ticket
Saturday Evening: March 25, 2017 @ 8PM
Sunday Matinee: March 26, 2017 @ 3PM
Regina Auditorium @ Notre Dame College
1857 S Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121
You know who they are. Those guys who aren’t just handsome – they are talented, too. And when you hear them on the radio or see them on TV, your face lights up with a smile and you want to sing along with them. We’re talking about the men who make music – from young Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Elvis to the Beatles and the Stones, to the Osmonds, the Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, Menudo – all the way to Justin Bieber. You’ll be screaming like a teenage girl (or gurl!) when we present this hit-filled concert, ripped from the pages of your favorite “teen magazine.”
Level A – $35 per ticket
Level B – $25 per ticket
Level C – $15 per ticket
Our Gay Apparel
Saturday Matinee: December 3, 2016 @ 3PM
Saturday Evening: December 3, 2016 @ 8PM
Sunday Matinee: December 4, 2016 @ 3PM
Hanna Theatre @ Playhouse Square
2067 E. 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115
Join the North Coast Men’s Chorus as we kick off our season with our holiday concert – Our Gay Apparel! These joyous concerts are the perfect way to start your holiday season with songs ranging from carols and classics to current pop versions that make December such a wonderful time of the year. Of course, everything will be presented in the NCMC style of humor, dance, and incredible harmonies that are on the top of everyone’s gift list. Oh, and Christmas sweaters. Did we mention Christmas sweaters? Wear yours and get in on the fun.
Level A – $45 per ticket
Level B – $35 per ticket
Level C – $20 per ticket
The Last Dance of Dr. Disco
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 6pm – 11pm
Brennan’s Party Center
13000 Triskett Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Join the North Coast Men’s Chorus for our first big event of Season 29! Murder is afoot, and our intrepid detective is ready to find the clues and solve the case, but only with your help! Enjoy a fun evening of dining and detective work as you try to learn the answer to that age old question: “Whodunit?”
- Three Course Dinner
- Cash Bar
- Live & Silent Auction
- Costume Contest
“The Last Dance of Dr. Disco
Written by: Eileen Moushey
Directed by: Bryan Fetty
Produced by: Denise Leslie
For information: Tickets@ncmchorus.org, or call 216-556-0590
Now that NCMC’s June concerts are over, you may be wondering what the guys are doing with all their free time this summer? Well, for 58 of our singers and our artistic staff, we are making the trip to Denver, Colorado to participate in the 10th Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses) Festival from July 2 – 6. Held every 4 years, GALA Festival brings together LGBTQA choruses from all over the world to share our music and learn from one another.
The 2016 festival returns to the Denver Performing Arts Complex for 5 days of performances by over 200 choruses and ensembles totaling more than 6500 singers! Choruses range in size from large groups like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York with several hundred members each, to groups like NCMC with less than 100, down to small groups with less than a dozen singers. Along with groups from the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, this year features the first Chinese chorus attendee, the Beijing Queer Chorus. There is also a small group, Mano a Mano from Cuba that has done concerts with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles recently, and the PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus, made up of over a dozen PFLAG moms from Alaska! There will also be 7 youth choruses in attendance, a category that has been growing over the past decade. To see more detail on attendees and firsts, check out this great summary from Minnesota’s One Voice chorus.
NCMC will be performing a 30 minute set of music mostly drawn from our recent “Workin’ It!” concerts. Based on the audience response in Cleveland, we are sure that the GALA attendees will love us! When we are not performing, we will be taking in the performances of as many other groups as possible. GALA Festivals are a fertile grounds for discovering new songs and even entire show concepts, as we did with “Von Trapped!” a few years ago.
How can I take in the GALA festival experience?
Attend a concert: If you happen to be in Denver over the 4th of July holiday, you can buy tickets to attend any of the exciting concert blocks. NCMC’s Coastliners will be performing along with 11 other small ensembles on Saturday, July 2 from 7:00 to 10:30 in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The entire North Coast Men’s Chorus will perform on Monday, July 4 from 12:00 to 2:30 in the Buell Theatre with 4 other choruses. Learn more about purchasing tickets at the GALA Choruses website.
Watch a live streaming concert broadcast: You can experience some of what our singers will experience from your computer in the comfort of your home or office. GALA will be broadcasting a number of concerts live over the internet this year. These concerts include morning coffee concerts, longer themed performances by some of the larger choruses, and blockbuster evening concerts featuring fun music on different themes. You can see the schedule of live streaming broadcasts at the GALA website.
Follow NCMC’s social media: We will be posting updates and photos regularly on NCMC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts @ncmchorus throughout the Festival. You can also look for GALA Festival updates from many sources under the hashtag #GALA2016. A special opportunity will be happening Tuesday, July 5 at 1:30 PM EST. NCMC will broadcast live streaming video on our Facebook page of The Coastliners pop-up concert on Denver’s 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Like us on Facebook and tune in Tuesday morning to enjoy a mini concert along with the people of downtown Denver!
A group of singers from the North Coast Men’s Chorus performed during the Fox 8 in the Morning newscast on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. NCMC members performed the song “Why We Sing” as a tribute to those killed, injured and affected by the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando just a few days ago.
The Chorus also performed several selections to promote the upcoming Workin’ It concerts June 18 at 8 PM and June 19 at 3 PM at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium. Tickets for the concerts are $10-$35 and can be purchased online through Friday, and at the door prior to the performances.