What would the Christmas holidays be without a visit with those jolly guys
who comprise the Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus, with their angelic
harmonious voices and Santa sack full of irreverent wit? For the 34th year,
this 30 member strong chorus will be performing for your holiday
delight: on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m. at the Katherine Hepburn
Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook and again on Saturday,
December 15 at 8 p.m. at The Theater at the CoOp (Cooperative Arts
and Humanities High School), 177 College Street, New Haven.
Get your candy canes and tinsel ready for a festive program of fun
traveling around the world with the CGMC as your tour guides, going to
places far and wide, new and familiar, to cultures that you may not have
realized even existed. Entitled “Pole to Pole: Holiday Celebrations from
Around the World,” you will be treated to sentimental holiday favorites as
well as unique offerings that will amaze and delight.
Only the CGMC knows how to mix the classics with the riotous in a spicy
holiday punch that is sure to intoxicate your senses. Songs and traditions
from other countries such as Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies, which
integrates ten of the most beautiful carols of the Spanish-speaking world,
accompanied by harp, marimba, and classical guitar.
Greg McMahan, Artistic Director of the CGMC, promises such unusual
treats as disco angels and dancing recycle bins when you receive the gift
that stops your heart …fruitcake! He promises “We turn the holidays on
their heads and set them back up again! “
Tickets for The Kate are $30 and for the CoOp, $25 and $30, and are
available now at www.ctgmc.org or by calling 203.777.2923. 10% of
tickets will be offered to LGBT youth, AIDS outreach, and other social
outreach programs at no cost.
Don’t let the holidays escape without a visit with the gentlemen who put the
wise in wise men and angel in angel food cake, all the while kicking up their
heels and shaking their sequins for the maximum in holiday fun.