Totally Gone with the Wind: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical, benefiting the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund
February 9 and 10, 8 pm, Spangenberg Theatre
Join a cast of nearly 200 for the 20th annual Gunn High School Choir/Staff musical! Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of rockin’ music and sublime satire in this original musical of unbalanced proportions. Designed to out-produce The Producers, Totally Gone with the Wind – presented two nights only – is the story of two lovable scoundrels who set out to create a Broadway flop by turning an American literary classic into a 1970’s musical disaster. All proceeds benefit the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance so that all choir students can participate in the concert tour to New York City in April.
Tickets are $10 for high school students and younger and $20 for everyone else, and are available online at SeatYourself or at the door. Questions? Contact Choir Board Co-Presidents Liz Matchett (email@example.com) or E.J. Hong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chamber Singers Winter Concert
THANK YOU to all those who came to see the winter concert. Fa la la and Happy Hanukkah and more! We kicked off our winter break with a sparkling Gunn Chamber Singers performance at Grace Lutheran in Palo Alto. It was a very festive evening of beautiful holiday songs. All proceeds from the concert went towards the scholarship fund for the Gunn Choir trip to New York City this spring.
Order Your Video of the Winter Concert
The winter concert on December 20, 2015 was really special! The concert was professionally videotaped and is being made ready right now. If you would like a recording of the concert, please click here to make a $10 donation via Paypal by pressing the “Donate” button and we will send you the link to the video when it is ready. All proceeds go toward scholarships to help all students go to New York in April 2016 to sing at Carnegie Hall.
A Colorful Fall Concert!
THANKS to all who attended the Gunn Choir Fall Concert on Sunday November 15. It was a great evening to remember! The concert was held at Spangenberg Theatre. It was one of the most exciting concerts of the year as our choirs took the stage in a program of culturally rich and diverse choral music from around the world. This wonderful concert featured the Concert Choir, the Treble Choir and the Chamber Singers.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 year!
Join us on Sunday, September 20th for our Choir Back to School Family Concert & Potluck. Kids need to arrive at 3:00 to warm up. Parents can drop off their food in front of the main office at 3:45 and the singing starts at 4:00 in the theatre. Bring your family and your favorite dish to share. Boosters are asking that it feed 15. There is no admission, so bring lots of family and enjoy hearing the great talent we have in our choirs this year.
The year ends in a high note!
THANK YOU for attending the annual Spring Concert and Awards on May 28 at Spangenberg. This was a beautiful concert full of exuberance and joy. There were many impressive solos showcasing our very talented seniors. Awards were given to four year choir students as well as other special awards. This was a wonderful way to close out the year, but our outgoing seniors will be very missed. Have a fabulous summer everyone! We look forward to more amazing music in the fall.
It was All About Love!
The Gunn Choirs joined forces with Bay Area singer Michelle Jordan for an unforgettable night celebrating the incredible, inspirational power of music and love. The audience was definitely feeling the love in this performance and tried to demand an encore! What an uplifting night!
A Heavenly Performance! Heavenly Bandstand: The Gunn Choir/Staff Musical – benefiting the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund
THANKS to everyone who came out to see this year’s choir/staff musical. Poodle skirts and hair creams, lively dancing and musical dreams. We did a doo wop down memory lane! The original musical extravaganza ‘Heavenly Bandstand’ was presented two nights only and starred the Gunn High School Choirs, the JLS and Terman Middle School Choirs, and dozens of our favorite Gunn staff. All proceeds benefited the Gunn Choir Tour Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to families so that all choir students can participate in the concert tour to Italy in June. We all dug that crazy music, daddy-o!
A Wonderful Fall Concert!
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the Fall Concert on November 9th at Grace Lutheran Church. We had a wonderful afternoon, with music by Neil Ginsberg, Giancarlo Aquilante, William Byrd, Alessandro Scarlatti, Joan Szymko and more. The acoustics at Grace were wonderful and the concert was recorded. DVDs of the concert are just $10 and they make a fantastic holiday gift for extended family who might have missed this concert. If you forgot to fill out a request after the concert, email Bill about purchasing a DVD.
What a great concert to kick off the fall!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 year!
Mark your calendars for the annual choir kick-off concert & potluck on Sunday, September 21 at Gunn. We begin our year with a musical celebration for all the choir members and their families. We start at 4:00 in the Spangenberg Theatre with our first performance and celebrate afterwards with a wonderful potluck. It’s a great chance to hear the 2014-15 choirs for the first time and a chance to meet lots of other choir members and their families.
A Beautiful End to a Great Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the Spring Concert on May 22nd. What a beautiful evening, with music by Handel, Poulenc, Whitacre, Bardos, Stroope, Pentatonix, and more — and lots of solos by graduating seniors. It was the last concert of the year and our fond musical farewell to the Class of 2014.
We truly appreciate the support you give us all year long. Enjoy the summer, and we’ll see you in the fall!
Anaheim Heritage Choral Festival
We’re still in a warm afterglow from the Anaheim Heritage Choral Festival on April 12th. Congratulations to all three choirs (Concert Choir, Treble Choir, and Chamber Singers) for receiving a Gold Rating, the highest level!
We were especially proud of our Treble Choir, which is a women’s choir of all 9th graders. To score so high at their first Festival was a great achievement. Concert Choir and Chamber Singers also received Adjudicator Awards, which are given to the highest scoring choirs at the Festival (95 or more points out of 100). Chamber Singers gave us a final thrill by taking home the prize as the First Place Chamber Choir. It was a fantastic event and a really wonderful weekend with great kids and great parent chaperones.
Alice Down the Healthcare Hole: A Musical Coma
MANY THANKS to everyone who joined us at this year’s choir/staff musical, Alice Down the Healthcare Hole — a modern take on Lewis Carroll! Poor poor Alice. Mesmerized by a White Rabbit in a lab coat, wearing a stethoscope, she followed him right down a dark hole into the absurdities of a place called Healthcare Land!
The show was great fun and played to an enthusiastic audience on both nights, February 5th and 6th. We could not have done it without you: our amazing Gunn community of students, parents, teachers, friends, and neighbors!!
Please check out more photos from the show — with Tweedle Dum, Tweedle Dee, Dodo Bird, Big Pharma, Alice and her cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Heart Surgeons, and the rest of the crew — and you can also order DVDs of the show. We are very grateful for your support.
Our 2013 Winter Concert
Thank you for joining us at the Winter Concert on December 12th! It was a beautiful evening celebrating the holidays of the season, in the warm and intimate environment of St. Mark’s Church in Palo Alto.
Please visit our Youtube playlist for videos from the evening.
June 2013 Tour in France and Spain
The Gunn Choir performed four spectacular concerts in Nice and Avignon, France, and Barcelona and Manresa, Spain, in early June 2013. We departed for Europe the day after school ended — what a way to end the school year and to send the seniors of 2013 off into the world! Performing choral music in the medieval cathedrals of Europe is a life-changing experience for high school students, and the choir truly rose to the occasion. It was a fantastic trip from beginning to end, one we will never forget. Please visit our Facebook page and Youtube playlist for highlights from the tour.