The concerts are titled “Under the Mistletoe”.
They are taking place at Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church (aka St Stephen’s Church) 2 Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2.
Admission is free, but to secure your seat – under the mistletoe – early arrival is advised.
Barry Joyce, director of the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, is vowing two Christmas concerts to remember.
“This year marks our third ‘annual Christmas concerts’ and a return to the fabulous Pepper Canister church after our acclaimed Summer Serenade concerts. We will be heralding in the Yuletide season with all the usual favourites including O’ Holy Night, Fairytale of New York and White Christmas, while also delving into some Christmas movies for some extra magic and sparkle.“
David O’Shea, musical director of the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, is leaving no stone unturned in assuring stand-out Christmas performances with all the musical trimmings:
“We’ve been busy working hard on our Christmas programme since September and the sound of the chorus has reached new heights. We intend to show off the wide variety of sounds and colours that the chorus is capable of, with the programme combining a mixture of sacred and secular music from throughout the ages. With something to suit every taste, audiences will not be disappointed.”
The Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus is Ireland’s only all-male gay choir and brings a fresh and fun approach to choral singing, offering a wide variety of music with popular songs, jazz standards, classical pieces, film music and all sorts in between. It has a diverse repertoire which ranges from Negro Spiritual and Renaissance, to musical and popular hits.
Formed in 2012, the chorus numbers almost 40 members, and rehearsals for the concerts take place each week in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, Ireland’s tallest building.