By Craig Michaels 

​The Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus emerged as a part of the growing gay choral music movement of the last 30 years. Modern Men, an off-shoot of the Gay Men’s Chorus, was established in 2013 with the vision of being an all-inclusive group of men reflecting our changing culture. The group promotes harmony through musical performances that are entertaining and empower audiences to embrace diversity through community outreach. Modern Men continues to grow and thrive and are now entering their seventh performance season with more than 70 all-volunteer singers. You can watch them perform regularly at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly The Camelot Theatre.)

You can support the group by attending their annual musical fundraiser on Saturday March 14th, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. inside the Lodge at the Four Seasons: 3800 Four Seasons Blvd Palm Springs. The event will feature a no-host bar, chef-crafted-desserts, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and a preview performance by the 80-voice chorus. The chorus will also conduct a live auction for a South African Photo Safari for two! This safari takes place on the private Zulu Nyala Game Preserve (location of the film I Dreamed of Africa). The package is valued at $5,950 and does not include airfare. You can enjoy six days and six nights with luxury accommodations plus three gourmet meals a day. Your African Safari also includes two Open Land Cruisers Game Drives with Experienced Guides. The winning bid will have two years to use the certificate.

The auction is a great opportunity for a bidder to get the African Photo Safari that he or she has been dreaming of at a great price. Advanced tickets for Crescendo! can be purchased at Tickets will be available at the door if the event does not sell out through online sales. Tickets for Crescendo are $30.For more info contact: (760) 668-1504 or email at:


Written By: Craig Michaels / Realtor

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