Boston Gay Men's Chorus Spring Concert Salutes Boy Bands Across the Generations
The Boston Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) is pleased to present Let's Hear It for the Boys, a raucous revue saluting generations of pop music's pretty boys, from the Beatles to Pharrell Williams-along with rock radio staples like David Bowie, Journey, Queen and Coldplay. Performances are Saturday, March 18 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston.
"With more than 150 members, Boston Gay Men's Chorus is the ultimate boy band," said Reuben M. Reynolds, III, the Chorus's music director. "As we mark our 35th anniversary this year we're excited to pay tribute to the artists and bands that inspired us, uplifted us, and-depending on one's age and the decade-made us swoon. Let's Hear It for the Boys is a celebration of bands and artists that shaped us."
With Let's Hear It for the Boys, BGMC will put its unique stamp on classics like the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys, David Bowie's "Life on Mars," and the Jackson 5's "The Love You Save." The Chorus will also perform hits by disco-era gay icons The Village People, the late legend George Michael, 1990's heartthrobs NSYNC, and more recent chart-topping boy bands One Direction and A Great Big World. BGMC will also treat crowds to Journey's classic ballad "Open Arms," Coldplay's buoyant "A Sky Full of Stars," and Pharrell Williams' infectious "Happy"-in addition to other surprises.
"This show is basically an epic boy band playlist come to life," said Craig Coogan, Executive Director of the Chorus. "It's just one irresistible pop hit after another. For a few nights at least, chorus members will get to be the pop stars they dreamed of becoming-or just dreamed about, period-as youngsters. Audiences will love the free-spirited energy of Let's Hear It for the Boys."
30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA 02115
Tickets available at www.bgmc.org or 617-542-SING (7464)
About the Boston Gay Men's Chorus
Boston Gay Men's Chorus creates musical experiences to inspire change, build community and celebrate difference. The BGMC is one of New England's largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 175-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. In November, 2013, CBS-WBZ named The Boston Gay Men's Chorus one of the top five choruses in the city of Boston. In June 2015 BGMC became the first LGBT chorus to tour the Middle East.