The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will have its annual holiday show tonight, this year called “Holiday Lights,” featuring special guests the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde.
According to Kevin Robison, artistic director for the AGMC, the concert also includes the world premiere of noted composer David Conte’s “Ring Out, Wild Bells.” Conte, whose “An Exhortation” was featured in President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, will travel from his home in San Francisco to attend all three shows.
Robison says around 100 members of the chorus will be performing at the show. Since they are highlighting children and a sense of family, they decided to incorporate songs from animated classics into the mix as well, such as “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and the return of traditional pieces such as the audience favorite “Ave Maria.”
The concert is being held again in the Cathedral of St. Philip, which Robison calls a guest star on its own.
‘Holiday Lights’ by Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Tonight The Cathedral of St. Philip 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 www.agmchorus.org