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.

Seeking logo designer!

Out in Harmony: Vancouver’s Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Choir is planning a professional logo redesign.

Out in Harmony is accepting applications of interest from individuals or companies for a professional logo redesign and appropriate design elements to match. Intended logo usage will be on website, letterhead, physical signage, and t-shirts or other items.

To apply, please send link to a sample portfolio or website and cost estimate or rates to
ads@outinharmony.org

Deadline for proposals is November 4th, 2014.

Please pass this call along to friends and contacts who may be interested in applying.

Out in Harmony: Vancouver’s Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Choir
442-1027 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6E 4L2 http://outinharmony.org/

Coming soon!

Hello, friends. I hope you are all enjoying the summer. Did you know that Out in Harmony starts up again soon? Rehearsals start on September 9, which is only 15 days away! (Note that we’re starting the week *after* Labour Day, since it falls so early this year.) I hope you can all join us, including those of you we haven’t seen for a while.

This is a good time to mention Out in Harmony to any of your friends who might like to come out and try singing with us. New folks are welcome at any time, but it’s nice to get right in on the beginning of the new music. (Please also mention that rehearsals are held in a scent-free environment! We like for everyone to be able to breathe!)

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 Walk for Life on Sunday, September 21. Mark your calendars now! (We’ll be reviewing this music the last thing in the evening, during the first couple of rehearsals.)

For those who like to keep track of such things, the September job rotation is: Basses on clean up, Tenors on snacks, Altos on set up, and Sopranos off. (Though you can all feel free to bring snacks to the first rehearsal, as we’ll have a longer break in which to greet each other.)

I look forward to seeing you all on September 9!

Feel the Beat!

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Out in Harmony’s got rhythm, and we’ll be Shakin’ our Groove Thing while exploring some Fascinating Rhythms at our upcoming concert, Feel The Beat, on Saturday June 14th. From heartbeats to footsteps, from tides to seasons, from circadian rhythms to the circles of the stars… rhythms permeate our lives. Come join us for our toe-tappingest concert ever, and join us as we boogie, handjive, sway, disco, clap, stomp, and sing our way through an amazing evening of music that celebrates rhythm.

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome a special guest, Dr. Timothy Van Cleave, who will be bringing his amazing percussion skills to add to our rhythmic exploration!

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.
There will also be a 50/50 draw 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, or we also have $10 concession tickets available for anybody who needs it. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

We are always looking for volunteers, which will get you into the concert for free. If you would like to volunteer at the concert, please contact denise.garzon@gov.bc.ca by Tuesday June 3, 2014.

No rehearsal February 18

We’re going to be performing for the residents of a seniors’ home tonight, so there won’t be a regular rehearsal this week. We hope you’ll think about coming along next week – this is a great time to join us as we start learning music for June!

We’re selling tea!

Out in Harmony is thrilled to be partnering with Tealeaves for our February fundraiser. They’ve even created the Rainbow Blend in our honour! Orders must be placed by February 28. We hope you’ll join in!

To start fundraising for Out In Harmony, click on the following link and create your new member account: https://www.tealeaves.com/customer/account/login/.

Once registered and logged in, you can shop for whichever teas you like, but be sure to try the Rainbow Blend – custom blended exclusively for Out In Harmony.  (This link is the only way to get to our custom blend – it doesn’t show up when you browse the site.)

When you are ready to check out, enter the Promotion CODE: Harmony, and be sure to click on “verify code” below.

Complete your Billing & Shipping Information. In the Shipping Method section, please select the option: Free Pickup (Harmony). This will ensure that your order is added to the OIH fundraising group. Tealeaves will donate 25% of all sales in this fundraising group to Out in Harmony.

Orders will be distributed via the choir at the end of the fundraising period. If you are not a choir member yourself, please make a note of the choir member you are associated with in the Order Notes section next to Shipping Method. For those that don’t have a connection with a member please state in the Order Note section next to Shipping Method, “place order with Clemie”.

ORDER DEADLINE: Friday, February 28, 2014

ORDER DELIVERY: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 The choir member that you are connected with or Clemie will pick up your order at choir rehearsal on the eve of Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. Said member will arrange a time after that for you to receive your order.

Thank you for supporting the choir, and enjoy your tea!