It’s a cowboy Christmas at theHo-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
and a fantastic “Joy to the World” melody that was featured inDie 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 intoFrosty the Snowman
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.” (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