Passing the Mic – amplifying voices from outside the spotlight

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Out in Harmony, your favorite Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Community Choir, invites you to our upcoming concert, PASSING THE MIC – Amplifying Voices From Outside The Spotlight.

Join us January 26th for a concert in which we explore, celebrate, and amplify the music of composers who don’t fit into the cis-white-het-male-mainstream. We bring you voices of women, of gay men, of people of colour, and of people from all along the queer spectrum. We bring you the heart music of people who refuse to be relegated to the sidelines.  Come join us as we are inspired by music that calls us to community and to action. It is music that shares our stories, expresses our lives, and defiantly shouts out to the world who we are. Help us amplify these voices and bring them into the spotlight.

Admission by sliding scale – no one turned away for lack of funds.

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

WHEN: 7:30 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019. 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 through eventbrite at http://tiny.cc/passmic (processing fee applies). Admission by sliding scale; 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.

ADVERTISING IN OUR PROGRAM: If you are interested in advertising with us, please contact ads@outinharmony.org.

COME SING!: 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:  Contact us at outinharmony@gmail.com

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.

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

 

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.

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.

PRIDE!

Hooray for PRIDE season!

Out in Harmony will once again have a booth at the Vancouver Pride Festival at Sunset Beach on Sunday August 4th.

You’ll be able to find us at booth #17, which is near the end of the row of booths backing up against Beach street, at the end farthest from the main stage.  We will have friendly choir folks there just waiting to say hello and wish you a merry-&-gay pride, tell you all about the choir and what we are up to, and offering the opportunity to just hang out with other choir friends and enjoy the Pride festival.

We look forward to seeing you there!