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!
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 email@example.com by June 3rd.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
We look forward to seeing you all there, eh?
Our wonderfully successful concert ‘Heroes & Villains’ was held Saturday June 9, 2012. The rousing closing number was “Harriet Tubman” by Walter Robinson, arranged by Kathleen McGuire, and for an encore, we sang “Shine A Little Light” by Andy Beck.
Though there is no video of the show iteself, we did manage to capture our choir rehearsing these two songs just a few days prior to the concert. You can see them here on YouTube: Harriet Tubman: http://youtu.be/ZBIFVqWXEe0 & Shine A Little Light: http://youtu.be/_T7jQhu2a2g
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.
Mark Saturday June 9th on your calendar, because Heroes & Villains is one concert you most certainly won’t want to miss!
Out in Harmony, everyone’s favorite Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian, & Friends Adult Community Choir, is bringing you another wonderful concert which you’ll find not only entertaining and thought provoking, but which will leave you with a song in your heart and inspiration in your soul.
So why are we singing about Heroes & Villains, you ask? Heroes & villains, good & evil…society has been fascinated by these ideas and telling stories about them for as long as people ave been around. What do these stories tell us about ourselves, our culture, and the individual’s role in shping our society? What makes a hero stand out from others? Are there ay real life heroes anymore? Why are we so intrigued by villains? How des our culture reflect and shape our views of not only what is heroic or villainous, but also how we express that? Come join us as we explore just a few of these themes through music. We’ll ride the underground railroad with Harriet Tubman, swing through the night with Spiderman, get our evil on with Cruela De Vil, and much more!
Heroes & Villains will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 1155 Thurlow Street in Vancouver, on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm. General Admission Tickets are $15 (with concession tickets available for $10), and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Tickets will be available at the door, through choir members, or from Little Sister’s. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Denise at email@example.com before June 1st.