Divas on the Halfshell

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Divas on the Halfshell

Alternative Title

Orlando Gay Chorus Presents "Divas on the Halfshell"


Orlando (Fla.)
Dance--United States


A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, "Divas on the Halfshell". The event was held at the now defunct Tupperware Convention Center, located at 14901 South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, on March 22, 1997. The show was directed by Aubrey Connelly and featured performances by special guests Jacqueline Jones, Carmella Marcella Garcia, Denise Russell, Anne Smith, Bryce Ward, and Kathy Spring. The poster features artwork by Gary Gessford and Windon S. Newton depicting a variety of female artists and performers standing on a half shell. A black panel at the bottom of the page contains information like time, location, and the OGC header.

The Orlando Gay Chorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and humanitarian organization part of GALA Choruses. Founded on Valentines Day 1990, OGC is not only one of the largest mixed gay choirs in the United States at over 100 members, but they also boast four smaller ensembles that perform annual concerts, cabarets, and a whole host of community events like Come Out With Pride, Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees, and World Aids Day memorial services. In 2017, the group performed at over 105 events, including 15 performances for the first anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Members come from all walks of life and all sexual and gender orientations, including straight allies. OGC lives by the motto “Singing the World to a Better Place” and strives to use music to change attitudes and build a stronger community.


Original color poster: University of Central Florida Special Collections, Orlando, Florida.


Date Created

ca. 1997-03-22

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1997-03-22

Is Part Of

Orlando Gay Chorus Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES.




40.9 MB


1 poster




Still Image


Tupperware Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Dance Teacher
Music Teacher
Art Teacher


Originally created and published by the Orlando Gay Chorus.

Rights Holder


O'Neill, Carys

Digital Collection

Source Repository

University of Central Florida Special Collections

External Reference

Unknown. "About OGC: History." Orlando Gay Chorus. 2018. Accessed April 10, 2018. https://orlandogaychorus.org/history/.
Ahlquist, Karen. Chorus and Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Boedeker, Hal. "Orlando Gay Chorus marks 25 years." Orlando Sentinel, October 18, 2016. Accessed October 18, 2018. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-orlando-gay-chorus-25-years-20150611-story.html.



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