If the holidays aren’t a good time to be merry and gay, then when’s better? The Baltimore Men’s Chorus (BMC) and the New Wave Singers of Baltimore (NWSB) will be performing at several events and concerts during December.

On December 2nd, from 5 to 6:30 pm, BMC and their special guest the Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus will host their “Light of a New Day Winter Concert,” at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (12 West Franklin Street). Join them as they combine their voices to “create a harmonious holiday concert event that celebrates new beginnings from traditions around the world.” Tickets are $15, $10 in advance, and available at Bit.ly/2zjlFhh. Admission is free for folks ages 12 and below. Students with ID pay $5 at the door. Prior to the concert, the BMC will host a Mount Vernon getaway raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or five for $20, and can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. The getaway includes a weekend at Hotel Indigo, meals at City Cafe, and a show at Spotlighters Theatre. More at facebook.com/events/125575031483598.

On December 9th, from 3:30 to 5 pm, BMC will join the congregation at St. Athanasius Catholic Church (also St. Rose of Lima) at 4708 Prudence Street, in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, to perform at their mass and share selections from their “Light of a New Day” winter concert afterwards. The performance is free. More at facebook.com/events/145248266101205/.

On December 9th and 10th, NWSB will have their choral concert “Winter’s Light,” where Maryland’s premier LGBT mixed chorus will perform pieces from different holiday traditions, musical settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale, and variations on Jingle Bells. The December 9th concert will be at 7 pm at the Immanuel United Church of Christ (1905 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville). The December 10th concert will be at 4 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church (811 Cathedral Street, Baltimore). Tickets are $20 and are available at Newwavesingers.org/tickets. Tickets for ages 17 and under are free. More at facebook.com/events/1534650336601581.

On December 10th, from 6 to 8 pm, BMC will join the choir of St. Vincent de Paul Church at 120 North Front Street, Baltimore, for their annual lessons and carols service. The performance is free. More at facebook.com/events/294669457702417/.