The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to once again be performing their annual Holiday Concert entitled “Celebrate” on Saturday December 1, 2012 6pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (125 N. Wilkinson Street in Downtown Dayton), which will kick off their 10 Year Anniversary Season. This year’s concert will feature audience and chorus favorites from the past ten years, as well as new compositions, which have been specifically written for Gay Men’s Choruses across the country.
DGMC Artistic Director, Jason Coatney-Schuler, has programmed a whimsical journey down memory lane, celebrating everyone’s favorite part of the holidays…food! Classics like “Fruitcake”, “Frim Fram Sauce”, and “Hard Candy Christmas”, are sure to leave the audience with a smile on their face and a belly full of Christmas cheer.
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary season, entitled “TEN: Then and Now”, the chorus is also pleased to partner with the historic Westminster Presbyterian for their first performance in this venue. The stunning grandeur of this magnificent building, combined with the elegant harmonies of the DGMC, sublime pipe organ talents of David Comer, and the incomparable piano styling of Raymonde Rougier, is sure be the largest holiday concert for them to date. Although seating is general admission, patrons are highly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here.
The DGMC organized in 2003, under the leadership and guidance of former Managing Director, Fred Poland. Mr. Poland set the chorus in motion for success by accomplishing 501(C)3 non-profit status, drafting the chorus’s by-laws and constitution, and developing the infrastructure and standards for the chorus to follow. Local and regional appearances have included the community-based Dayton LGBT Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church of Springfield, Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Annual Holiday gathering, Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Miamisburg, and the Community Holiday Home Tour in McPherson Town (for which they will be appearing once again this season), and the Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. These community outreach performances help the DGMC achieve its vision “to offer a broad repertoire of music in a variety of visible and accessible venues, to forge active community partnerships, and to educate the community at large about the value of diversity.”
Dayton Most Metro Ticket Contest
We have THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus “Celebrate!” concert to give away – simply fill out the form below and leave a comment telling us that you want to see the show. We’ll announce winners on Thursday 11/29 after 1pm – GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations to our winners!