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Celebrate The Holidays: Award-Winning Actress & Singer Amber Riley Is In Town

November 29, 2023

Award-Winning Actress and Singer Amber Riley (Glee) will join the Gay Men’s Chorus Of South Florida (GMCSF) for its “Celebrate the Holidays'' concert at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Under the baton of Artistic Director Gabe Salazar, GMCSF will treat audiences to a selection of popular holiday favorites, new standards, and creative vocal arrangements of time-honored classics.

“The Gay Men’s Chorus Of South Florida is over the moon to welcome Extraordinary Superstar Amber Riley as our guest artist for this year’s ‘Celebrate the Holidays’ Concert at Hard Rock Live,” said Salazar. “This show will be an incredible and inspirational display of vocal talent as we join together to lift our voices in unity and harmony.”

Special Guest Vocalist Amber Riley, best known for playing Mercedes Jones on the Fox Comedy-Drama Series Glee from 2009 – 2015, will join GMCSF, lending her soaring vocals to the gifted group. For her performance in Glee, she and the cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award and have been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award. Riley and partner Derek Hough won Season 17 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars 2013. In December 2015, she portrayed Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in NBC's live performance of The Wiz and the following year, she originated the lead role of Effie White in the West End Debut of Dreamgirls, for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical and an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance. In 2017, Riley appeared as a judge on BBC One’s musical theater talent show Let It Shine and formed a musical theater supergroup with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson, known collectively as Leading Ladies, which was signed to East West Records/Warner. Her Debut Album, “Songs From The Stage,” was also released in 2017, and in 2020, she released an EP as just “RILEY.” Most recently, Amber won Season 8 of FOX's The Masked Singer making history as the first celebrity ever to win both The Masked Singer and Dancing With The Stars. GMCSF will perform “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “Silver Bells,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” among others.

With more than 180 singers on their roster, the Gay Men’s Chorus Of South Florida is the most prominent Gay Men’s chorus in the southeastern United States and one of the country's top 10 largest LGBTQ+ Choruses. With a budget of over $1 Million, the Chorus reaches more than 20,000 people each season through its mainstage concert season and numerous community appearances.

GMCSF’s “Celebrate The Holidays” Concert at Hard Rock Live is sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Amazon, The Grand Resort & Spa, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Holy Cross Health.

“This is our sixth holiday season performing at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “We are grateful for their ongoing generosity and we thank all of our Sponsors for their continued support of our artistic endeavors,” added Salazar.

Tickets are on sale now. Individual tickets start at $46 and are available to purchase from Ticketmaster.

The Gay Men’s Chorus Of South Florida (GMCSF)
Founded in 2010, the Gay Men’s Chorus Of South Florida is driven to open more minds and change hearts by pursuing a mission to inspire through song. Its membership and organization are diverse, intergenerational, and multicultural. In its short history, GMCSF has grown to include over 180 members and has become the largest Gay Men’s Chorus in the Southeastern United States and one of the country's top 10 largest LGBTQ+ Choruses. Under Artistic Director Gabe Salazar, GMCSF has earned a stellar reputation, garnering prestigious invitations to perform throughout the South Florida region. Annually, through a combination of mainstage, outreach, and educational performances, GMCSF reaches more than 20,000 individuals. GMCSF is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. To learn more, visit: - Call: (954) 763-2266. Or e-mail:

Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is South Florida’s premier entertainment venue. An investment of more than $125 Million, the 7,000-person capacity indoor venue features clamshell-style seating, offering guests an intimate experience. In 2023, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won an Academy of Country Music Award in the Casino of the Year – Theater Category. Hard Rock Live also ranked Number 5 worldwide in 2022 Gross Revenue for both Pollstar Magazine and Billboard in its respective categories. Designed by Scéno Plus, the 225,000-Square-Foot Facility is equipped with State-Of-The-Art, In-House Sound and Lighting, large HD Viewing Screens and Mobile-Stage Technology. With its advanced capabilities, Hard Rock Live can support some of the entertainment industry’s biggest performers, as well as nationally and internationally televised awards shows, sporting events and more. A-list entertainers to perform at Hard Rock Live include The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, and Dave Chappelle, among others.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at: - Call: (800) 937-0010. Or follow us on: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.

To learn more about GMCSF, visit: - Call: (954) 763-2266. Or e-mail: Follow us on Facebook, on TikTok: @gmcsf. On Instagram: @gmcsflorida and YouTube: @gmcsf.

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