As part of its holiday programming, Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) welcomes international singer/songwriter Joti Gore in “Home for the Holidays, A Soulful Concert “ on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. General admission price is $15. For tickets or more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838.
The award-winning Gore has performed with legendary greats like Joe Hunter of the Funk Brothers, saxophonist Bobby Strickland, and Jeannie Tracy during his US Tour I Get So Caught Up. He has performed at Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Fox Studios, Melbourne Recital Hall, was Guest Solo Artist at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and performed at the Tivoli Jazz Festival Copenhagen Denmark. In addition to music, Gore is an actor who has performed on stages around the world. He played Bernardo in the Broadway 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, was in the original cast of Memphis, original cast of Robin Hood by Milton Granger, and toured in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, among many other roles. Gore, who lives in Australia, says this will be his first concert in the United States in five years.
For “Home for the Holidays, A Soulful Concert” Gore will be singing songs from a range of musical styles, including Gospel, Christian, Jazz, Classical, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. Gore will be accompanied by Kermit Medsker, musical director of GVT, who also directs the concert. Medsker has a long history with GVT, having first acted with the theatre in a 1992 production of The Boys Next Door in the theatre’s former tent location. As music director, his GVT credits include Tintypes, The Greenhrier Ghost, 1940s Radio Hour, and most recently Dracula: A Rock Opera. He is appearing this month in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.
Joti Gore requests that audience members for his concert bring an unwrapped toy to the concert to be donated to those in need this holiday season.