Boston Gay Men’s Chorus issues Superbowl challenge to Philly rivals

Boston Gay Men's Chorus
If the New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will perform “Please Come to Boston” for the Boston Gay Men's Chorus YouTube Channel. If the Eagles win, the BGMC will perform "Philadelphia Freedom" online.

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus has issued a Super Bowl challenge to the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus.

If the New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in the February 4 Super Bowl in Minneapolis, the Philadelphia Chorus will perform “Please Come to Boston” by Dave Loggins for the BGMC YouTube Channel. If the Eagles are victorious, BGMC will perform “Philadelphia Freedom” and make it available online.

“This is a friendly wager, but we’re taking it seriously,” said BGMC Executive Director Craig Coogan. “The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus is a talented ensemble, but our football team is better than theirs.”

“We were delighted to accept this challenge from the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus,” said Joseph Buches, Artistic Director of The Philadelphia Men’s Chorus. “Nick Foles is young and healthy, unlike New England’s quarterback, whose name escapes me. We’re confident that we’ll emerge the winner of this contest.”

Super Bowl LII will be held February 4 in Minneapolis, which will also be host in 2020 to 130 LGBT choruses and 6,000 singers at the quadrennial GALA Choral Festival.

For more on BGMC upcoming concerts, events and Superbowl challenges, go to bgmc.org.