Perhaps success is the best revenge. The August 22 Gesher Music Festival performance at the 560 Music Center amply demonstrated the remarkable accomplishment of “degenerate” composers who fled Nazism yet achieved success in Hollywood.
Although their program was themed “Bad Boys!”, the Gateway Men’s Chorus sang good March 15 and 16 at the 560 Music Center in University City. It was a fun program, visually exciting as well as a rhythm bash, but “fun” programs can challenge performers as equally as their more serious counterparts.
This year the Gateway Men’s Chorus tempted Santa with potato latkes instead of his usual milk and cookies. Blending the traditions of two great festivals of light, Christmas and Hanukkah, the GMC added new levels of meaning to both.