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.

 

Brought to you by Out in Harmony…

As Seen on TV!!

Save the Date:
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 7:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church @ 1155 Thurlow, in Vancouver

With this concert, we’ll be taking a trip down memory lane with a selection of catchy tunes, earworms, and  jingles which are part of what has made television so darn irresistible for the last 60+ years. 

Watch for more information coming soon.

What an amazing concert, eh?

Thank you to everyone who came out for our January 2013 concert, Eh?, and made it such a success! 

We’d like to especially mention thanks to Nicki our director, Dan our accompanist, Blanche our sound dude, Sandra & Galen and the other friendly folks at Central Presbyterian, Jonathan for help setting up the lights, the many volunteers who worked diligently before, during, and after to ensure the whole thing ran smoothly, and of course our audience!

We had a great time, and are looking forward to doing it again! 

Our next concert will be Saturday June 15, 2013, also at Central Presbyterian at 7:30pm, so mark your calendars now.  It is sure to be a fun time, and we hope you’ll join us.

 

Come One, Come All!

Out in Harmony’s January concert is this Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver!

Eh? ~ The Can Con-Cert is bursting with music by Canadian Composers and arrangers, some of whom are familiar (ie Barenaked Ladies, Neil Young, Stan Rogers, Rufus Wainwright, the list goes on…), some of whom are local (ie Brian Tate, Stephen Chatman, Karen New, and many more), and all of whom are fabulous musicians who compose/write/arrange wonderful works that are a pleasure to sing and a joy to listen to.  We have music which may give you the giggles, music that may leave you sighing, and some music that might just make you want to get up and dance. 

The doors open at 7pm, and tickets are available at the door, or at Little Sisters’ Emporium (at 1238 Davie Street).  The church is at 1155 Thurlow Street in Vancouver (convenient to transit along Burrard or Davie Streets), and the accessible entrance is around back.  We will have baskets of Canadian-themed items to be raffled off before the end of the night, and a finger food reception afterwards.  General Admission tickets are $15, with $10 concession tickets also available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please join us for this wonderful concert, and support Out in Harmony, -Vancouver’s Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Adult Community Choir.

January 19th, 2013

Out in Harmony’s January 19th concert is called “Eh? ~ The Can Con-cert”.

Mark your calendars and plan to be at Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver on the evening of January 19th, because  it’s going to be THE place to be! 

Out in Harmony, your favorite local Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, and Friends choir will be bringing you an evening of music composed and/or arranged by Canadian musicians and composers.  There will be a wide selection of styles and topics, and you won’t want to miss it.  General admission tickets are $15, and concession tickets are $10.  (Or if you are interested in volunteering and getting in for free, contact Denise our volunteer coordinator at denise.garzon@gov.bc.ca )

We look forward to seeing you all there, eh?

Summertime

The PRIDE festival this year was very hot, very crowded, and very fun.  Thanks to everyone who took part, whether by being in the parade, spectating, visiting or staffing the booths, or just hanging out and soaking up the festivities.

Though we as a choir are not rehearsing over the summer, several of our members & friends will be getting together on Sunday August 19th at the outdoor showing of Dirty Dancing in David Lam park (1300 blockof Pacivic Blvd in Yaletown).  The movie starts at dusk (around 8:30pm), and a bunch of us will be staking out a good spot early and gathering around 6:30 for a picnic before hand.  Come and join us for food, fun, and singing along with the movie.  Everyone welcome!