Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge and 20th century jazz great Billy Strayhorn are among the other composers on the bill for "Outside the Box," the BGMC's latest program, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 at Jordan Hall. And if all that still sounds a little too serious for you, consider that the guys will also take on songs from Mel Brooks’ "Young Frankenstein" and Monty Python’s "Spamalot" as well as a new take on Leonard Bernstein's "I Feel Pretty."
The Chorus' guest for the show is soprano Ceceilia Allwein, a senior voice major at New England Conservatory and recipient of the first Point Foundation scholarship in the arts. Point Foundation provides financial and other forms of support to students marginalized due to sexual orientation. Allwein was abandoned by her family when she came out as lesbian and was homeless for a time before landing at NEC. Now she's on the Dean’s Listand leads NEC’s Queer Performing Arts Alliance. She'll be featured in composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s "Love, My Sweet Rain" for chamber orchestra, chorus, and soprano, originally written for the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in 1996.
Tix, $15-$45, at 617-542-SING, www.bgmc.org or the box office.