Every year brings complaints about holiday tunes being played too early — but they do help set the mood for the season. Just ask the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, who’ve been belting out festive numbers for weeks already, gearing up for their fantastic celebration of song, “The Most Wonderful Season” (Dec. 14-16).
With just three shows at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts’ Newmark Theatre, this concert captures all the razzle-dazzle of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year and the solstice rolled into in one performance. The all-inclusive show mixes traditional holiday favorites with modern covers, all aimed at filling listeners with the spirit of the season.
For 33 years, these merry men have performed numbers that are equally heartfelt and toe-tapping, from the classic “Jingle Bells” to Louis Armstrong’s “Cool Yule” to a Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” inspired “Give Me Happy Holidays.” Get your tickets today — you wouldn’t want to miss out on the holidays’ highest of high notes.