Atlanta's gay and lesbian chorus performs holiday concerts this weekend

OurSong gets ‘Twisted’


OurSong ‘Twisted Holiday’
Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Cannon Chapel at Emory University
Dec. 15, 8:14 p.m.
Spivey Hall at Clayton State University

OurSong gets ‘Twisted’

OurSong, Atlanta’s mixed gay and lesbian chorus, will host its holiday concert, “Twisted Holiday,” on Dec. 14 at Cannon Chapel at Emory University and Dec. 15 at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University.

While many of the songs OurSong will perform during the show are recognizable, Robert Glor, artistic director, says that the chorus wanted a new take on memorable classics.

“It was born from trying to find different arrangements of traditional things,” Glor says. “It’s a fresh new look to the music. We realized these were ‘twisted’ from what they originally were.”

That inspiration led to the concert’s theme. Glor notes he and his associate artistic director, Ellen Chase, spent many hours during the summer looking for new arrangements.

“I spent a lot of time in the summer, listening to music,” Glor says. “I’d go to YouTube and I’d go to the music vendors’ websites. We look everywhere we can to find different arrangements.”

While the chorus promises new takes on classics, there will be some modern music included, as well, Glor says. Works from contemporary composers Kevin Memley and Bob Chilcott will also be featured.

“It’s really great, beautiful music,” Glor said.

OurSong, now in its 11th year, will perform in two different venues: one intown at Emory University and the other outside of the city at Clayton State University.