The iconic Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (SGLC) will perform their final concerts for the year, when they present Wish You Were Here: Songs of Celebration & Reflection – a unique celebration of Christmas at Sydney’s Pitt Street Uniting Church on Saturday 30 November and Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on Sunday 1 December 2019.
This unique celebration for Christmas features an eclectic repertoire of choral works highlighting the importance of thoughtfulness and remembering of those who will not be with us this season. The concert includes Christmas classics from the likes of Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, Kim Andre Arnesen, Benjamin Britten and more.
In true SGLC style, the second half of the concert will take a tongue-in-cheek and irreverent look at the music of the silly season with a selection of non-traditional and twisted carols including SGLC’s original version of The 12 Days After Christmas and Atheists Don’t Have No Songs. These hilariously fun renditions will have audiences giggling as they tap their toes!
“The choir continuously raises the bar, performing challenging and exciting music which shows that though we’re a non-auditioned choir, we’re able to maintain the highest musical standards,” says SGLC Music Director Adam Majsay. “What’s great about SGLC is that we do this all within a culture of fun and inclusivity – all are welcome to come along and sing, and have a great time doing it!”
SGLC has been breaking out into song and breaking down barriers with its uplifting and inclusive approach to choral music since its inception in 1991. As one of Australia’s most popular community choirs with over 80 active singing members, it welcomes singers without audition and regardless of their sexuality, gender identity or music experience.
Wish You Were Here: Songs of Celebration & Reflection
Uniting Church, Pitt Street, Sydney CBD
Performance: Saturday 30 November 2019 – 8.00pm
Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Performance: Sunday 1 December 2019 – 3.00pm
For more information, visit: www.sglc.org for details.
Image: Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (supplied)