A Gentri Valentine
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Established in June 2014, GENTRI (The Gentlemen Trio), who are known as The Gents, provide a rich, tenor sound in three part harmony. GENTRI is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott, and Bradley Quinn Lever, who all have extensive backgrounds in musical theater.
Between the three of them they have starred in dozens of roles in shows such as Phantom of the Opera, A Tale of Two Cities, Beauty and the Beast, AIDA, Tarzan, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Two months prior to coming together as a group, they each starred in a sell-out run of Les Miserables at the Hale Center Theater, playing the roles of Valjean (Casey), Marius (Brad) and Enjolras (Bradley Quinn). Their signature sound can be called cinematic pop, a fusion of lush, epic orchestrations coupled with rich, dynamic three part harmonies.
In 2015, GENTRI released their self-titled debut album, "GENTRI," which proved to be a resounding success, and ranked at No. 5 on Billboard's Classical Chart and No. 3 on the Classical Crossover Chart. Following the album's debut, the group released their first music video for their original single "Dare," which featured 8-year-old amputee dancer, Alissa Sizemore, and made national news. GENTRI also performs with notable artists, such as internationally acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning performer Idina Menzel, rock band Journey, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. With an ability to take command of the stage, GENTRI provides warm, rich harmonies that inspire and uplift. Donning sports coats and pocket squares, the men decided to "bring gentlemen back," as well as focus on uplifting and encouraging others. Casey Elliott explains, "I can't think of a more fulfilling aspect of our mortal existence than to be doing something that brings joy and happiness to my life and to others as well. For me, that joy stems from the powerful mediums of music and storytelling."
GENTRI will partner with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, which will provide orchestral accompaniment.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUABLE SPONSOR:
– Select programming is made possible in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives
support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.