Christma-Hanuk-Kwanzaa-Kah

It’s a cowboy Christmas at the

Ho-Ho-Ho-down to Holly-wood: Echoes of the Season

, this year’s holiday concert by Bayou City Performing Arts (that’s the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston and the Bayou City Women’s Chorus). “The ladies are going to be focusing on a Hollywood holiday,” says BCPA General Director Colleen Fischer. “They’ll be performing songs from films, like “White Christmas” from the film

Holiday Inn

and a fantastic “Joy to the World” melody that was featured in

Die Hard

. We’re going to have a wonderful sing-along at the end of that, which is what our concerts are known for. There’s just something about letting your hair down and really getting into

Frosty the Snowman

.” (Okay, that sounds real gay.)

“Then the guys are going to doing a hoe-down holiday, like a Texas hoe-down so there will be a melody of Texas holiday songs. There’s really nothing like breaking out in a bandana and a pair of jeans and doing a Lone Star Christmas.” (Gay, again.) “They’ll also be doing the ever popular “Thank God, I’m a Jewish Boy,” which is sure to be a highlight of the evening,” says Fischer.

All kidding aside, if you have any concerns about the festivities being altogether too gay for you, don’t worry. “It’s not a gay or straight concert,” says Fischer. “It’s really just about the holidays – Christma-Hanuk-Kwanzaa-Kah. Everyone will find something that they will enjoy.

“We try to give everyone a little different taste of the holiday season. Every arts organization has their Christmas Carol or their Nutcracker, but we try to mix it up every year. Who else is doing a cowboy Christmas?” (Gay, gay, gay, gay.) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For tickets and information, call 713-521-7464 or visit www.gmch.org. $19 to $39. – Olivia Flores Alvarez


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