- OurSong’s “There’s Something About Merry”
- When: Friday, December 12, or Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Druid Hills United Methodist Church
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $15 for one ticket (up to $26.50 value)
- $25 for two tickets (up to $53 value)
There’s Something About Merry
Half sincere holiday cheer, half kitsch, and all vocal excellence, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus OurSong celebrates the season and its holy matriarch. With a pun, naturally. “There’s Something About Merry” draws on a rainbow of musical styles for a program including everything from Anna K. Jacobs’ Ave Maria, a contemporary work that conjures candlelit halls of centuries past, to Donny Hathaway’s romantic R&B carol “This Christmas.” Adding extra fuzziness and humor is Eric Lane Barnes’ “Marvelous Christmas Sweater,” co-commissioned for the choir.
Their voices are powerful; their purpose, more so. As Atlanta's gay and lesbian chorus, OurSong aims to provide the city's LGBTQ community with a visible and positive presence. But if their cause is serious, their mood is far from somber. Instead, a strong vein of wackily inventive humor runs through many of their concert events. Since their founding in 2002, they've performed live versions of Funny or Die videos, a country-western rendition of "The Dreidel Song," and a science-fiction epic performed with none other than the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and George Takei.