Gulfshore Tenors celebrate six years touring

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The Gulfshore Tenors will hit the road again this fall with area performances in November and December. The Gulfshore Tenors was formed by Gulfshore Opera general director Steffanie Pearce in 2014. The concept of this all male popera/smooth jazz group is to introduce the company and the sound of classically trained voices in a casual setting. Dubbed the “Ambassadors of GO”, their repertoire is diverse and mostly familiar. It includes some of the most beautiful love songs of the last 50 years.
The Tenors are backed up by a topnotch jazz trio who often break out into classic jazz instrumentals. The group’s diverse repertoire includes standard love songs of the 20th century made famous by singers such as Andy Williams, Elvis Presley and the popera group, Il Divo.
As part of Veterans Day weekend celebrations, the Gulfshore Tenors will be performing at the St. Leo Parish Life Center in Bonita Springs on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.. The Veterans Day concerts feature guest tenor Chad Johnson, noted as a “blond hunk with a bright tenor sound,” Chad Johnson has impressed audiences and critics throughout his career. His repertoire spans from the leading role in many operas to touring with famous trumpeter, Chris Botti.
The program will include popular standards, and a musical celebration to our nation’s heroes, including “Proud to be an American,” “God Bless America,” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Joining the Military Heritage Museum’s All Veterans Freedom Festival for Veterans Day weekend, the Gulfshore Tenors will be performing at the Gulf Theater at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The program will include popular standards, and a musical celebration to our nation’s heroes, including “Proud to be an American,” “God Bless America,” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
To get you into the holiday mood, celebrate Christmas with the Gulfshore Tenors on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Charlotte Cultural Center in Port Charlotte or on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Naples Art Association. This intimate evening will include holiday favorites like The Peanuts’ “Christmas Time is Here,” “Mary Did You Know?” and Perry Como’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”
Both performances will be accompanied by a jazz trio lead by pianist/composer Tony Viviano. Tony’s compositional skills can be heard on his albums Lydianosis and My Pal Al, containing all original works. Fresh off of his album release, Bass’d on a True Story, FGCU jazz professor Brandon Robertson joins to play bass. Joining the Gulfshore Opera team for his second season, after playing drums for Norm Lewis on the Opera Meets Broadway concert, Rick Costa rounds out the jazz trio.
Tickets are on sale now, by visiting www.gulfshoreopera.org or calling 239-529-3925.

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