The Austin Gay Men’s Chorus will take the stage for There’s A Time For Us at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27,and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at First Austin. Tickets, which start at $20, are available here.

The season 35 spring show will highlight key moments in social movements and the progress that those moments create. There’s A Time For Us will feature an array of songs that both emphasize the theme and showcase the chorus. “We are weaving current hits into the show to transform what our patrons think a ‘choral concert’ is. Think of a certain #1 song on the country chart,” said AGMC Artistic Director Daniel Arredondo. “Our patrons should expect to be inspired as we take them through a wide range of emotions – and hopefully, inspired to make a difference.”

Arredondo said the show’s theme was inspired by how important it is to remember the past and to see how far we’ve come.

“When our chorus started 35 years ago, some singers hid behind fake names out of fear. We’ve come far, but we’ve still got work to do, especially for our transgender community members,” Arredondo said. “As we sing, celebrate and perform some of the iconic songs from our community and allies of generations past and present, we gather as one big family – because ‘us’ represents more than just our audience, our city, our state or our country.”

In the spirit of making the concert a true event, attendees are invited to a pre-concert reception beginning one hour before the concert, featuring a cash wine and mocktail bar and light snacks.

Concert will be held in the church at 901 Trinity St.

By Dr. Cliff Cunningham

Dr. Cliff Cunningham is a planetary scientist, the acknowledged expert on the 19th century study of asteroids. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia. He serves as Editor of the History & Cultural Astronomy book series published by Springer; and Associate Editor of the Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage. Asteroid 4276 in space was named in his honour by the International Astronomical Union based in the recommendation of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Cunningham has written or edited 15 books. His PhD is in the History of Astronomy, and he also holds a BA in Classical Studies.