The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus embarks this week on its first ever tour of Georgia and people are talking!
In the good way.
Our appearances in Macon, Savannah, Augusta and Athens are highly anticipated. We have partnered with organizations in each city and look forward to seeing their members in person this weekend!
Two luxury coaches are warming up for our departure on Friday afternoon. At 2 PM, we will depart Atlanta for Macon, the first leg of the tour. We will appear at Theatre Macon that evening and attend a reception afterward. Jim Crisp, Artistic Director of the theatre, has been a big supporter of the chorus and has worked hard to help bring us there.
Saturday morning we rise early and hit the road for Savannah. The fine people of Asbury Methodist Church will be providing lunch for us prior to our afternoon performance in their newly renovated sanctuary (an absolutely beautiful space, I might add). That evening, we’re off to a private dinner at Paula Deen’s “The Lady and Sons” and a nice evening on the town.
We leave our lovely ocean-front hotel on Sunday morning for Augusta, where we perform that afternoon. The performance is at the Jabez Performing Arts Center (just outside of Augusta in Evans) and serves as a benefit for the recently resurrected Augusta Pride. Many thanks to David Stepp and Isaac Kelley of the Pride committee for their unmatched enthusiasm and support of the AGMC.
We’ll dine in Augusta afterward and return home to Atlanta Sunday evening. The following Thursday, we carpool to Athens for a first-ever performance in the stunning concert hall on the campus of UGA. I don’t know exactly what it means, but I’ve been told to learn the phrase “Go Dawgs” for this performance? I’m going to have to look that up.
Our homecoming performances in Atlanta take place the following two nights at Virginia-Highland church. Chris Glaser, pastor, invited us to give an encore performance of “Shaken, Not Heard” in their space just after its premiere last April. It took us a year, but we’re thrilled to be making it happen.
We hope those of you in these cities and surrounding communities will turn out in full force to join us these next two weeks. Georgia has been on our minds and we’re taking music with a mission on the road!