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.

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?

It’s that time again!

It’s that time again: Out in Harmony will be starting rehearsals soon!  Whether you sang with us last year, have been away for a few years, or have been thinking of checking us out, we’d love to see you.  If you have any friends you think would enjoy singing with us, we’d love to see them, too!  (Even if you can’t make it for the first couple of rehearsals, feel free to join us when you can.)

Our first rehearsal of the new season will be on Sept. 4.  As always, rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Anglican Church, 1530 E. 22nd Ave.  (Please don’t wear anything scented to choir events, and be aware that we have one member who has a severe allergy to marijuana/hemp, so please don’t smell of that, either.)

This year, we will be singing at the Walk For Life on Sunday, Sept. 23, so the first few rehearsals will include some new music, and some singing through of last year’s music in preparation.  (The new music for our January concert is going to be all Canadian, though perhaps not the Canadian music you might expect!)

If you have any questions, feel free to browse our FAQs or send us an e-mail.

We look forward to seeing you!

OIH @ Vancouver Public Library’s Pride Promenade July 21, 10am-2pm

Join us and numerous other community organizations downtown at the Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library on July 21, from 10am – 2pm, for a pre-Pride information fair!  Stop by our table to visit with choir members, learn about Out In Harmony, sample our music, and find out about our next concert!  OIH members able to drop by and spend some time behind the table to smile, meet the public, and answer questions, please e-mail oihchairperson@gmail.com.  See you there!

What a concert!

Out in Harmony‘s ‘Heroes & Villains‘ concert last night was fabulous!  Big kudos to all the wonderful folks who helped make it happen: Central Presbyterian Church for the venue, Len Christiansen & John for their hard work with the sound system, the Concert Planning Committee for arranging the myriad details necessary to putting on a show, the many generous donors who helped create the gift baskets which were raffled off during the concert, Ariel and the hard working volunteer team, the choir members themselves for all their hard work and dedication in learning and performing the music, the many astounding soloists who stepped up into the spotlight and touched our hearts and minds with their inspiring and beautiful performances, Nicki our director for her nurturing leadership, and of course our amazing and enthusiastic audience!

It was truly a full-spectrum experience, with a wonderful mixture of music that ran the gamut: choral pieces and solos, heart-wrenching prayers and campy romps, lighthearted fluff and thought-provoking ballads, some pieces familiar to almost everyone and some known by hardly any, beautiful, invigorating, and inspiring.  In the next few weeks we’ll hopefully be posting photos & comments from the concert, so check back here (and if you have photos or comments/reviews, let us know!)

The choir has only one more rehearsal/wrap-up-party before summer break, but stay tuned for news about summer time events such as PRIDE, picnics in the park, etc.   The fall season’s first rehearsal will be Tuesday September 4th, and we’ll start preparing for January’s Canadiana themed concert.