Come celebrate the season with members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus as they carol throughout the Village, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen tonight, December 16 and tomorrow, December 17 in a festive bar-hop - as only a group of merry and gay singers can!
NYCGMC will sing selections from their recent Carnegie Hall Holiday Spectacular and possibly a carol or two. If attending, feel free to wear something festive to help get you in the holiday mood. And remember dress warm, it will be chilly out.
Support the lovely bars and stop off for a drink or two along the way. What says the holiday more than festive singing and a few fun cocktails!
The Village Caroling
Tuesday December 16, begins at 7:00PM (15-20 minutes at each location).
Beginning at The Dugout (185 Christopher St.), moving on to Chi Chiz (135 Christopher St.), The Hanger (115 Christopher St.), Ty's (114 Christopher St.), Boots & Saddles (76 Christopher St.), Pieces (8 Christopher St.), The Stonewall Inn (43 Christopher St.) and concluding the evening at The Monster (80 Grove St.)
Hell's Kitchen & Chelsea Caroling
Wednesday December 17, begins at 7:00PM (15-20 minutes at each location).
Beginning at Uncle Charlie's (139 E. 45th St.), moving on to Vlada (331 W. 51st St.), Posh (405 W. 51st St.), The Ritz (369 W. 46th St.); then down to Chelsea beginning at The View Bar (232 Eighth Ave.), Ate Ave (169 Eighth Ave.), G Bar (225 W. 19th St.) and The Dish (201 Eighth Ave.) and concluding the evening at Bone Lick Park (75 Greenwich Ave.).
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus is an auditioned, 250-voice male chorus serving the gay community and the greater community at large by the performance of classical and contemporary male choral music as proud and openly gay men. In addition to their regular concert series, NYCGMC also performs at a variety of local and tri-state area functions, benefits, and performances. For more information visit www.NYCGMC.org
For 29 years, NYCGMC audiences have filled auditoriums including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls to standing room only. Unanimously acclaimed by America's leading music critics, the Chorus has sung with some of the world's brightest stars, commissioned and premiered many major works, made celebrated television appearances, and sold recordings worldwide. NYCGMC continues to serve the community each day through its education and AIDS outreach programs. Youth Pride Chorus, a free program for LGBTQ young people and their allies between the ages of 14-21, is the first program of its kind to be sponsored by an adult mentor chorus.
NYCGMC has appeared with guests artists including Academy Award winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Grammy Award winners Marilyn Horne and Cyndi Lauper, Tony Award-winning actors Carol Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Faith Prince and Kristin Chenoweth and Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Luganis, as well as joint performances with Stonewall Chorale, Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C., Noot an der Mann (Amsterdam), and Schola Cantorosa (Hamburg) and other choruses from around the world. As the membership continues to grow and diversify, the Chorus will continue to extend its message of love, compassion, and positive examples of gay lives for many years to come.
The New York City Gay Men's Chorus' 2008-2009 Season is made possible with the generous support of Norman Hanson, with additional support from Time Warner, American Airlines, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Manhattan Monster, Darden Restaurants, Next Magazine, HX Magazine, The New York Blade, and Lips Restaurant.
For more information visit www.NYCGMC.org