SAN DIEGO -- It’s time to step back into the psychedelic Sixties with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) as they present "Feelin’ Groovy — Songs of the ‘60s," the greatest hits of that free-spirited yet socially charged decade.
Tickets are now on sale or the July 27 and 28 shows at the Birch North Park Theatre.
“This concert is jam-packed with amazing Sixties music,” artistic director Gary Holt said. “We’ll be singing, dancing and yes — groovin’ — to Motown soul, the California hippie scene, the British Invasion and everything in between.”
Feelin’ Groovy showcases music that defined not just a generation, but represented a cosmic shift in American culture and civil rights. Songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Age of Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” symbolize the combined influence of folk music, the California “flower power” scene and songs of political protest.
Yet, the Sixties wasn’t all serious. The Feelin’ Groovy show promises the high-energy, upbeat music audiences have come to love from SDGMC like “Dancing in the Street,” “Twist and Shout,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” Also featured will be an appearance by the ensemble group “The Mood Swings” with their precision harmonies, dancing and occasional frivolity as they present a lively look at “The Sixties on TV” including TV commercials and theme songs.
Feelin’ Groovy is directed and choreographed by Joey Landwehr, the award-winning artistic director of San Diego’s J*Company Youth Theatre. He joins Holt for their 11th SDGMC collaborative production.
The opening night show is Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm followed by two shows on Sunday, July 28 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $40 and may be purchased online or by calling 877-296-7664. A $5 discount is available for seniors, students, military and groups of 10 or more.
The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Ave. in San Diego.
SDGMC is one of the largest and oldest choruses of its type in the world, having entertained audiences for 28 years. Its 150 members embrace a mission of creating a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change.