Music has the power both to entertain and enlighten The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will present a concert of diverse Americana and contemporary music celebrating strength, inclusion and hope in three performances Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 in Midnight Train to Georgia, the AGMC’s annual spring concert.
The Atlanta performances will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30 and both 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Out Front Theatre, 999 Brady Ave N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tickets for Midnight Train to Georgia are now available at http://www.voicesofnote.org/events/midnight-train-to-georgia/. Save by purchasing a $25 early-bird ticket — a $10 discount! — now through March 2, when ticket prices increase to $30. Tickets sold at the door are $35. Special pricing is also available for children, senior citizens and military personnel.
This will be the first Atlanta performance of the AGMC under interim music director Donald Milton III. “The AGMC spring concert is a combination of Americana music full of nostalgia and messages of identity and personal strength,” Milton noted. “We’ll travel to the American South with beautiful arrangements of ‘Shenandoah,’ ‘Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal’ and ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ combined with powerful contemporary compositions ‘Harriet Tubman’ and ‘Glory’ from the movie Selma. We'll also proclaim that you can’t take the ‘Color out of Colorado,’ sing about how our similarities are ‘What Matters,’ and tell everyone that — just as Lady Gaga sings — we were ‘Born This Way.’
“This program perfectly represents our mission and vision of acceptance of all people,” Milton continued. “We strive to bring a positive and loving message wrapped in a blanket of musical excellence — as we say in our mission statement, to change hearts and minds through music.”
The concert follows a joint tour to Macon and Savannah by the AGMC and the Atlanta Women’s Chorus, presenting selections from the AGMC’s upcoming concert and the AWC’s recent Rewind: The First Five Years production. Both choruses are affiliated through their Voices of Note administrative organization.
Out Front Theatre, the location for the Atlanta performances, has been a popular past AGMC venue where both choruses will present many of their productions going forward. “The space is perfect for many of our shows, and we fully support Out Front Theatre Company’s mission to tell stories of the LGBTQIA experience and community through theatre and other performing arts,” stated Eve Campbell, Voices of Note executive director.