We Belong Together!

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We all grew up in different places with different people, and moved to different places in different times in our lives. Regardless of where we came from, we all need to feel that we belong.  We need places where we feel safe, where we can relax and be ourselves, and know that we are seen and heard and wanted. For many of us in Out in Harmony, choir is one of those places. We bring our individual selves and voices, and create a caring community that expresses itself through music. We invite you to join us as we sing songs about belonging, whether it’s seeking or creating a place to belong, or longing for such a place we’ve left behind. We promise to create such places for each other, and be determined to stick together no matter what the future holds.  Come and be part of our wider choir family: we belong together.

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, January 21, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave (corner of 49th & Oak).
The nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49th Station, and the #17(Oak Street) and #49 (49th Ave) buses stop nearby.

TICKETS: Regular tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. $10 concession tickets are available and children 12 and under are admitted free.   No-one turned away for lack of funds.  Tickets may be purchased from choir members or at the door via cash or cheque, or at http://bit.do/oihwbt using your MasterCard or Visa (processing fee applies).

ACCESSIBILITY:  The venue is wheelchair accessible.  The nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49th Station, and the #17(Oak Street) and #49 (49th Ave) buses stop nearby.   In keeping with our commitment to accessibility, this will be a scent-reduced event; please abstain from wearing perfumes or scents so that those with allergies and sensitivities are able to come and enjoy the concert.  No-one turned away for lack of funds.

BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY:  We are always looking for volunteers, who will be able to hear the concert for free in exchange for helping out with concert tasks. If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact garzilton@gmail.com by January 10.

We welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as we create a fun and safe community where we are each free to be ourselves, as well as encouraged to stretch ourselves musically.  * No auditions!   * No previous musical experience required!  We welcome new members at any time during the year, so feel free to drop by.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  For more information contact us at outinharmony@gmail.com
You can visit our facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/651233495077910
If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact ads@outinharmony.org

 

New season approaching!

Did you know that Out in Harmony starts up again soon?  Rehearsals resume on September 6, which is only a few short weeks away!  Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30 at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Anglican Church, 1530 E 22nd Ave., Vancouver.  Rehearsals are wheelchair accessible and scent-free.  New folks are welcome at any time, but it’s nice to start in September and get right in on the beginning of the new music.  Our next concert will be on January 21, and it will include songs around the themes of belonging, inclusion,  and welcoming.

For those who were around last season (or want to learn some music really quickly!) we’ll be brushing up some of the last concert’s music to perform at the AIDS Walk on Sunday, September 25.  Mark your calendars now!  (We’ll be reviewing this music the last thing in the evening, during the first couple of rehearsals.)
 
Due to popular demand, this year we will be finishing rehearsals at 9:30 instead of 9:45.  
We hope to see you soon!
For more information, see our FAQs or send us an email at outinharmony@gmail.com.

But, ah! Those Summer Nights!

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Here Comes the Sun! We daydreamed all winter about what we would do In Summer, and the season is finally upon us! The days are long and lazy and free, and sometimes it’s just Too Darn Hot to do anything. But then the glare of the blazing sun fades, and the edges of the world soften, and we catch a warm Summer Wind and dance to the Rhythm of the Night. After your long summer days, join us for Summer Nights!

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, June 25, 2016. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave (corner of 49th & Oak).

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49th Station, and the venue is accessible by the #17(Oak Street) Bus or the #49 (49th Ave) Bus.

TICKETS: Ticket prices remain only $15, or we also have $10 concession tickets available and children 12 and under are admitted free. (Keeping our concerts accessible in all ways is a priority for us).
Tickets may be purchased from choir members or at the door via cash or cheque, or at http://bit.do/summer-nights using your Mastercard or Visa (processing fee applies).

In keeping with our commitment to accessibility, this will be a scent-reduced event. Please abstain from wearing perfumes or scents so that those with allergies and sensitivities are able to come and enjoy the concert.

We are always looking for volunteers, who will get to hear the concert for free in exchange for helping out with concert tasks. If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact garzilton@gmail.com by June 13th.

If you are interested in supporting the choir by advertising in our program, please contact ads@outinharmony.org for details.

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We’ve Got Your Number!

Out in Harmony’s Got Your Number, and we hope you’ll join us for a fantastic evening celebrating numbers, counting, mathematics, and the different ways we measure beauty and meaning. How do you measure the pleasure this concert will bring?

(And don’t forget, concert tickets make most excellent gifts!  Give an experience they will remember warmly for years to come)

Count down the days until you can join us for an evening of musical numbers all about numbers.  We’ll celebrate finding the One, raise up to the Power of Two, and count up all the way up to 1000 Beautiful Things and beyond.  You can count on having a great time with your number one favorite Gay Bi Trans Queer Lesbian and Friends adult community choir!

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WHEN:           7:30 pm Saturday, January 23, 2016.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

WHERE:        Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave (corner of 49th & Oak).
Please note that this venue is wheelchair accessible.  The nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49th Station, and the venue is accessible by the #17(Oak Street) Bus or the #49 (49th Ave) Bus.

TICKETS:     Ticket prices remain only $15, or we also have $10 concession tickets available and children 12 and under are admitted free.  (Keeping our concerts accessible in all ways is a priority for us).
Tickets may be purchased from choir members or at the door via cash or cheque,  or through Eventbrite.com: http://oihgotyournumber.eventbrite.com using your Mastercard or Visa credit card (processing fee applies).

In keeping with our commitment to accessibility, this will be a scent-reduced event.  Please abstain from wearing perfumes or scents so that those with allergies and sensitivities are able to come and enjoy the concert.

We are always looking for volunteers, who will get to hear the concert for free. If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact  morag.wehrle@gmail.com. by January 12th.

Happy new (choir) year!

Hi, everyone!  Can you believe that it’s Fall again?  Did you know that choir starts up again tomorrow?  Feel free to come on out and join us at 7:30 at St. Margaret’s for an orientation to the choir and some singing!  For more information, take a look at our FAQs.  We’d love to see you!

We accept new members at any time, so don’t worry if you can’t make it this week.

And the living is easy…

Whoa! Summer is half way over already! Next thing you know it will be long sleeve jackets and pumpkin spice everything. The first rehearsal after the summer break is September 8 – just after Labour Day, at 7:30 PM at St. Margaret’s near Kingsway at Knight. If you can, bring a labelled snack to share, bring your summer stories so we can all catch up at break, and bring a friend, because more is merrier. As always, our rehearsals are scent and hemp free. Comment below about the awesome stuff you did this summer!

Shhh…It’s A Secret!

Do you know about Out in Harmony’s June concert on June 27th?
No?      Well — Shhh… It’s a Secret!
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Join us as we do our best to Razzle Dazzle you with some of our favourite songs about hiding and sharing secrets. Whether we are keeping them hidden, telling them to a special confidante, or shouting them to the world, having a secret is a powerful thing. We will take you to Hernando’s Hideaway and drop in on the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, but Shhh…It’s a Secret!   Who knows what else we might have in store for you? You’ll have to come to the concert and find out for yourself!
So make it your Mission: Impossible to join Vancouver’s favourite Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends choir for an evening of music that you will always remember, unless the Acme Forgetting Service has anything to say about it! Don’t tell anyone, but there will also be a 50-50 draw and a post-concert reception!

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
WHERE: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave (corner of 49th & Oak).
Please note that this venue is wheelchair accessible. the nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49th Station, and the venue is accessible by the #17(Oak Street) Bus or the #49 (49th Ave) Bus.
TICKETS: $15 or $10.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Tickets may be purchased from choir members or at the door via cash or cheque, or through Eventbrite.com using your Mastercard or Visa credit card (processing fee applies).

In keeping with our commitment to accessibility, this will be a scent-reduced event. Please abstain from wearing perfumes or scents so that those with allergies and sensitivities are able to come and enjoy the concert.

We are always looking for volunteers, who will get to hear the concert for free. If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact denise.garzon@gov.bc.ca by June 6th.

Visit our Facebook Event: Shhh!…It’s A Secret!

Dreaming of our January Concert

Perchance To Dream

The time has come to dream beyond your wildest dreams!  Join Out in Harmony as we explore reveries, aspirations, and flights of fancy.  From the powerful words of Langston Hughes’ Dreamkeeper, to the whimsy of Clara’s toys-come-to-life in Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, to the impossibly upbeat world of the Lego Movie’s Everything Is Awesome, we will discover that Anything Is Possible!

WHEN: 7:30pm Saturday, January 24, 2015

WHERE: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Ave (corner of 49th & Oak)

GETTING THERE:

Transit: Accessible by #17(Oak Street) Bus or #49 (49th Ave) Bus. Nearest Skytrain Station is Langara-49thStation

Parking: Free parking lot available, plus free street parking available nearby.

Venue is wheelchair accessible. The doors will open at 7pm, and tickets are available at the door, from Little Sister’s Book Emporium, or through choir members.  Brand new for this concert: tickets are available online!  Buy tickets now.

There will be a raffle during the concert and a reception afterwards.

As always, keeping our concerts accessible in all ways is a priority for us, so our ticket prices remain only $15.  $10 concession tickets are available, and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.

 

We are always looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact denise.garzon@gov.bc.ca by Tuesday January 13, 2015.