Holiday creep is slowly leaching the earnestness out of the holiday season. So-called "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday"--those weekdays that follow Thanksgiving--don't mark the beginning of the countdown to Christmas so much as the escalating strain on your nerves and bank account balance. As the season progresses, so does the intensity of the consumerist haze.
Genuine holiday spirit is a rare bird, but it's one that will soar at the Boise Gay Men's Chorus, which presents its debut performance, Home for the Holidays: There's No Place Like Home, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Cathedral of the Rockies.
There, traditional holiday favorites like "Oh Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree)," "Silent Night," "Angels We Have Heard on High," as well as a few "off-the-wall numbers" get the royal treatment from a cadre of talented male singers. Special guest Minerva Jayne brings the swank, filling the cathedral with enough personality and gumption to make the event more than the average choir performance.
The Boise Gay Men's Chorus is a production of Idaho Sings, and its mission is to inspire audiences through music, finding common ground between Idaho's LGBT and straight communities.