NMGMC Announces 43rd Season - SantaFe.com

The hills of Santa Fe and Albuquerque will once again ring with the passionate sound of voices lifted in song. The New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus (NMGMC) — under the leadership of Aaron Howe — has announced its 43rd Season concert lineup. The upcoming season will feature some exciting programming, as well as partnerships with both Opera Southwest and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC). The season kicks off with the annual holiday show Something Must Be Wrong With My Mistletoe. The spring concert, An Evening With Tony, features the music of Broadway. Rounding out the season in June will be ¡Orgullo!, a Latinx Pride concert in partnership with NHCC.

“We’re very excited about our 43rd season,” said Aaron Howe, NMGMC Artistic Director. “This season, I wanted to do something very different than our normal holiday concerts. This year, we take a look at when the holidays go unexpectedly, and when things happen that are out of your control. In the end, it’s all about making the best of the situation and bringing people together.”

Season Highlights

The fun kicks off on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., when NMGMC brings Something Must Be Wrong With My Mistletoe to the concert stage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature a variety of music ranging from the title song, Something Must Be Wrong With My Mistletoe, to a suite of songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as poignant songs like Eric Whitacre’s Sleep and Idina Menzel’s December Prayer. The audience can also expect to hear familiar songs like Hard Candy Christmas and You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, as well as less familiar numbers like In the Market for a Miracle and Reindeer Tango. The production will be followed by two repeat performances on Saturday, December 9, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m., at the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque.

On Friday, March 30, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 31, 2024, at 3 p.m., the NMGMC presents An Evening With Tony, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, in Albuquerque. Spend an evening (and afternoon!) with NMGMC as they bring some of the best songs from Tony award-winning musicals. Get ready for intimate solos, touching ensembles, and big showstoppers from some of your favorite shows. On Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., an encore presentation will be performed at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

For the final presentation, come celebrate Pride with a Latinx flair, as NMGMC and special guests present ¡Orgullo! showcasing the culture and passion of the Latinx community for a Pride performance sure to be muy caliente. Performances will be Friday, June 21, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, followed by Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 3 p.m., at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

In addition to the new season, members of NMGMC will join the Opera Southwest Chorus to bring the poignant story of Before Night Falls to the opera stage. This is the first time ever that Opera Southwest will be producing an opera featuring a gay character in the lead role.

“NMGMC is honored to work with such storied organizations as Opera Southwest and NHCC,” Howe continues. “We value creating lasting partnerships with other arts organizations which, ultimately, help nurture the cultural soul of our community.”

About New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus

Now in its 43rd Season, the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus strives to be an empowering voice for the LGBTQ+ community and to enrich the greater New Mexican community through choral excellence. NMGMC believes strength grows by adding voice to voice, and understanding between people of diverse cultures and orientations blossoms each time musical offerings are presented. NMGMC’s mission is to reduce homophobia and intolerance and create a positive image of the LGBTQ+ community through high-quality, public musical performances, with the motto Changing the World Through Music.

For more information about the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus’ upcoming season, or to purchase single or season tickets, visit the website.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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