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Chaparral 2012-2013: 21.6 GCC Concert Singers

GCC Concert Singers (May 2013)

GCC Concert Singers Upcoming Prestigious Performances

by Peter Green

GCC Concert Singers to sing VIDEO GAMES LIVE at COMIC CON in San Diego in JULY!

The GCC Concert Singers, under the direction of VPA Division Chair Dr. Peter Green, have been asked back to sing at Video Games Live Concerts this summer. Last year the group performed at Video Games Live at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown LA with the Pasadena Symphony with great success. It was an exciting event, bringing together people of all ages, including many young people who hadn't listened to Classical music before.

This year, the Concert Singers will join the Pacific Symphony on July 17 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, and with the Pasadena Symphony at the world-renowned Comic-Con in San Diego on July 20 (over 150,000 attendees!).

"Video Games Live" is an international touring production that breathes life to such video games as "Mario," "Zelda" and "Final Fantasy" by playing their soundtracks and displaying their images on a big screen. In each tour stop, local professional musicians play the concert, rehearsing the day before and the day of the show.

The "Video Games Live" tour — created by video-game composers Tallarico and Jack Wall — has been growing since its inauguration in 2005, when it went to just three states. Now it spans the world.

Both events will include a laser show and a costume contest and will debut a brand new work, never before performed at Video Games Live!

"It's all the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of the symphony, combined with the cutting-edge visuals, technology, interactivity and fun video games provide," said co-creator and video-game composer Tommy Tallarico.

PBS Special Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzHLeDBKprA
DVD/Blu-Ray/CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE2UzQAgfo
Hollywood Bowl Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjv0VcAlzE
2010 Trailer: http://media.wmeentertainment.com/video/wme_cs/video_games_live/
VGL Brazil DVD & CD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIMFYoQkHvo
Brazil Promo #1 (2007): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqQ6lJUffF0
Symphony Trailer: http://www.videogameslive.com/video/vglsymphony1.wmv

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