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!

OiH – Fluevog Fundraising Frenzy

Come one, come all (or at least come the number of people who fit into the Granville Fluevog store – 837 Granville, between Robson and Smithe)!  John Fluevog is helping Out in Harmony fundraise!  For any merchandise purchased from the Granville Fluevog store on June 20, 2013 between 7 and 9 pm, John Fluevog will donate half the purchase price to Out in Harmony. For serious. HALF. We are calling it the “Out in Harmony Fluevog Fundraising Frenzy”.
OK, I know what you’re thinking.  ”Surely this is too good to be true.”  Well, no it’s not, and don’t call me Shirley. John Fluevog has a long history of being a philanthropist and community-minded guy, and Out in Harmony recognizes a great fundraising opportunity when we see one. Like right now.
Now you’re thinking, “Not only does he make brilliant footwear and accessories, but he also gives money to charity? How can John Fluevog be so stinkin’ awesome?”  Honestly, I just. Do. Not. Know.
It this event unbelievable?  Yes. It is amazing?  YES.  Est-ce que c’est incroyable? Mais bien sur, mes amis!  We don’t even care if you want to use French so terrible that it makes your grade 10 French teacher cry herself to sleep at night with a bottle of Dubonnet (coughMmeGauthiercough). Just show up to the Granville Fluevog store on June 20 between 7 and 9 pm and buy a pair of the coolest kicks that your eyes have ever seen and your feet have ever felt. You’ll be treating yourself AND helping out a good cause AT THE SAME TIME.
Aside from awesome footwear and accessories for purchase, there might also be some stealthy song singing from the choir, and little snacky and drinky things too. (Malheureusement, il n’y aura pas de Dubonnet, Mme. Gauthier.)
Trust me. It’s going to be fun. If I were you, I’d plan on sticking around for the whole “shoe-bang”…

A concert not to be missed

What a glorious concert!  It was a packed house with standing room only and unforgettable performances.  The concert theme of AS SEEN ON TV was a blast for singers and audience members alike, with TV songs and jingles from the 50s through today.  Nostalgia and singing-along ran rampant throughout the performance, and unexpected commercial breaks added surprise and delight.  —And that isn’t even mentioning the unexpected marriage proposal (and acceptance!) that occurred on stage after one of the solo performances.  Many congratulations to our two newly engaged choir members!

And looking ahead…

IT’S ABOUT TIME is the theme for our next concert, Saturday January 25, 2014, and it will be at a new location!   (Central Presbyterian, our venue of many years, has exciting plans for a full-scale renovation coming up – wonderful in many ways, but it means our next few concerts will be held elsewhere).  We are very pleased to announce our new concert venue will be the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, which is at the corner of 49th Ave and Oak Street.  It has a bigger concert space so everyone will get a good seat, plus a parking lot and is conveniently on 2 bus lines for easy transportation access.  We are very excited, and we hope to see everyone there.  Mark your calendars now!

As Seen On TV

Love it or hate it, we can’t deny that television has changed the world.  It educates us, entertains us, and bombards us with advertisements; It divides us, brings us together, and makes the most distant places seem nearby;  It shapes our view of the world, affects what we consider to be important issues, expands our horizons with new ideas, tells us what to think, and challenges us to think for ourselves . 

Please join Out in Harmony as we sing favorite songs, jingles, and themes from television shows both old and new.  It will be a toe tapping walk down memory lane as we resurrect both childhood favorites and current hits, and you will leave singing songs you thought you had forgotten as you head home at the end of the night.  “As Seen On TV” will be held Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 pm at Central Presbyterian Church (1155 Thurlow Street -which is wheelchair accessible).  Tickts are $15 with $10 concession tickets also available.   You can get your tickets from choir members, at Little Sisters’ Emporium, or at the door.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact denise.garzon@gov.bc.ca by June 3rd.