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Ho, ho, ho-liday concerts!

Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus

It’s just not the holidays without music to put you in the festive spirit. Atlanta’s gay and lesbian choruses are poised to host their annual holiday concerts with inclusive messages of peace and hope.

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus returns to the Cathedral of Saint Philip for its annual holiday concert, this year called “And on Earth, Peace.” The concerts are set for Dec. 7-8, including the traditional ice cream social after the 2 p.m. show on Dec. 8. The chorus also offers a preview show Dec. 1 at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.

Kevin Robinson, artistic director for AGMC, said this year’s theme of peace goes hand-in-hand with the season.

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Oursong gets in tune with nature for June 8-9 concerts

What do you get when you combine Adele, ‘Ave Maria,’ and the brightly colored plastic percussion pipes known as Boomwhackers? “And Nature Smiled,” the new concert from OurSong, Atlanta’s gay and lesbian chorus.

Set for June 8-9 at venues in Atlanta and Morrow, the show unites a variety of musical styles and composers under the common theme of nature. Tickets are $20 for the shows at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and Clayton State University.

“There is so much incredible poetry and imagery in nature, we wanted to explore that poetry and experience,” says Robert Glor, OurSong artistic director.