Another shot from our Looking Back, Looking Forward concert… this one shows alto Myriam D, with a happy crowd of supportive people who turned out to hear the choir sing.
This is Myriam’s first year in a choir since high school and she is very excited to be singing with Out in Harmony! Myriam teaches grade 4/5 at Hastings Elementary Community School. She is also a member of PEN (Pride Education Network), which advocates for an inclusive, respectful environment for all students, staff and families, regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity, within all B.C. educational institutions, through the development of concrete supports, policies, resources and actions. She also travels around the province and gives workshops for teachers on anti-transphobia/homophobia education.
During her spare time she likes being outside, gardening or walking her friend Tuk. She also enjoys discovering new vegetarian dishes, reading a good book and knitting. Myriam plays the piano and music has always played a big role in her life. She is thrilled to have found a choir as wonderful as Out in Harmony!
Each year, the choir looks for one person from each section to organize the occasional rehearsal and generally track of things within their section. As volunteer tasks go, it’s comparatively low-key, and as an added bonus it’s a good way to get to know the people you’re singing most closely with!
In our 2010 season Swati and Laura will be continuing as soprano and alto section leaders, and Bob will be taking over the basses. Now all we need is somebody willing to wrangle those tenors…
In other news, pictures from our appearance at the Walk for Life are on their way. Did you sing? How did it go? This is often a new choir member’s first ever concert, and we’d love to hear your stories, whether they are from this year or a past season!!