Welcome to the 2018-2019 Choir Season!

Hello, friends. Did you know that Out in Harmony starts up again soon?  Rehearsals resume on Tuesday September 4, which is not that far away!  I hope you can all join us, including those of you we haven’t seen for a while.
New folks are welcome at any time, but it’s nice to get right in on the beginning of the new music, so this is a particularly great time for you and your friends to come out and try singing with us.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:30 (with a short break for snacks and socializing in the middle).  We meet at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Anglican Church, located at 1530 E. 22nd Ave, Vancouver.  It is at the corner of Dumfries Street, near the intersection of Knight and Kingsway, and easily accessible by the 19, 22, and 25 buses.

Please be aware that rehearsals are held in a scent-free environment, with no hemp, hazelnuts, guava or menthol allowed.  We like for everyone to be able to breathe!  We are also wheelchair accessible.

For those who were around last season (or want to learn some music really quickly!) we’ll be brushing up some of the last season’s music to perform at the AIDS Walk to Thrive on Sunday, September 23.  Mark your calendars now!  (We’ll be reviewing this music the last thing in the evening, during the first couple of rehearsals.)

Our next concert will be on January 26, and it will feature music written by those who tend to be outside of the spotlight: LGBT folks, people of colour, and women.  You can start thinking in advance about possible solo and small group ideas.  And for those who like to keep track of such things, the September job rotation is: Altos on set-up, Tenors on snacks, Basses on clean-up, and Sopranos taking a break.
(Though of course you all can feel free to bring snacks to the first rehearsal, as we’ll have a longer break in which to greet each other.  Please remember to list the ingredients on any snack you bring, and be sure that your snack does NOT include any hemp, menthol, guava, or hazelnuts).

This is going to be a great season, and we look forward to seeing you all!

RISE UP!

Rise up in power. Rise up in solidarity. Rise up and let our voices be heard!

Out in Harmony, your favorite Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Community Choir, explores and celebrates the music of rebellion, social change, and overcoming obstacles be they physical, societal, or personal. Learn from those who have gone before us, gain strength from our community and those who are fighting now, and be inspired to take a stand for a cause you believe in or to tackle your own demons.

Come join us as we explore music that calls us to action, and inspires us to take our place in making a better world. It will be a rousing and inspiring evening of sharing music and community. We hope you will join us!

This is a wheelchair accessible and scent reduced venue/event.

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 pm.  There will be raffle prizes drawn during the concert and a reception afterwards.

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: May be purchased from choir members or at the door via cash or cheque, or by using your credit card at http://tiny.cc/riseupoih (processing fee applies). Admission by donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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 17.

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/239398376594687/.

If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact ads@outinharmony.org.

New season!

Happy September, everyone!  After a summer break, we’re back to choir, and we’d love to have you join us! 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 in on the beginning of the new music.  For more information, check out our FAQs or look at our Facebook page.

No rehearsal May 30

We’ll be singing for the folks at a local seniors’ home on Tuesday, May 30, so we won’t be having a regular rehearsal that evening.  If you’re thinking of coming and checking out one of our rehearsals, we’ll be happy to meet you on June 6!

Listen to the Music!

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Music enriches our lives.  It can lift our mood, or give us the strength to stand up for what we believe in.   It can soothe us to sleep, or help us express our love.  It can build community and bring people together.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our love of music.  Tap your toes to “Singin’ in the Rain”.  Laugh at the comedy of Monty Python’s “The Song that Goes Like This”.  Groove along to Pentatonix’s “Sing”, and revel in the beauty of “Earth Song”.  So put another nickel in the nickelodeon, and come Listen to the Music!

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, June 24, 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://tiny.cc/listen2music 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 June 9.

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/429602264099205.

If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact ads@outinharmony.org.

 

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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