Grease is the Word!

Choir members and all friends of Out In Harmony are invited to join the social butterflies for a second movie this summer. On Friday August 12th Grease with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John is playing and we’ll be there. (Hey, we even know the
music to “We Go Together” ;-)

There will be picnicing starting 6:30 p.m. on the grass close to the Coal Harbour Community Centre. To get there, just keep going towards the water, (Harbour Green Park 480 Broughton Street). The movie itself starts around 8:30 if you’re not able to join us for dinner.

Bring blankets to sit on and sweatshirts as it does get chilly, and nibbles (food of whatever sort, as always with ingredients labelled to help out those will allergies), or just your fabulous selves. Friends, sweeties, prospective choir members and the like are all welcome. We can’t wait to see you there!

More info at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210014329043440

“Can You Picture That?”

The Muppet Movie (yes the original one from 1979) is playing at Robson Square the evening of Monday, August 8.

Dennis L will be “Moving Right Along” to that showing along with Chris and several others, and says: I’d love you to be there, too! “Never Before, Never Again” will the opportunity present itself to watch this movie on a big screen with all my friends, and I intend to enjoy it to the full. “I Hope That Something Better Comes Along” than the weather we’ve been having, but I intend to be there rain or shine.

Please be there with me, and we’ll watch the show and sing along from “Rainbow Connection” to “The Magic Store” and every song in between.

Out in Harmony Pride Booth

PRIDE weekend is coming up fast, and we need to once again have people
sign up to take a shift at the pride booth. (Sunday, July 31)

Ideally we like to see 2 people assigned to be at the booth at a time,
for 1-hour long shifts, so that nobody is left on their own nor has to
stick around for a long time when they’d rather be watching the parade
or exploring the festival. We need somebody present at the booth at
all times from set-up to take-down, so please, if you are going to be
in town, sign up to take a shift so we can make sure we are covered.
Being at PRIDE is great for our visibility and we usually get several
expressions of interest and a couple of new members each year out of
it, so please help us spread the word about how great it is to be part
of Out in Harmony.

What we need:

MORNING SHIFTS = 9-noon: Set up is usually 8:30 or 9. There are very
few people to hand out info to since the festival probably won’t open
until 11:30, but there are some fellow-venders wandering around.

DURING PARADE SHIFTS = Noon to 3pm: Traffic tends to be fairly light,
but picking up. It is nice to have several folks signed up for this
period so we can take turns watching both the parade and the booth.

MAIN FESTIVAL SHIFTS = 4-6pm: This is the busiest time for passing
out info about the choir. Take down will probably be 6:30.

To volunteer, reply to this post or contact the site (oihwebsite at gmail dot com) and we’ll put you in touch with Denise.

Reminders

Don’t forget about our Choir Potluck at Herb’s house this weekend, Saturday July 16th at 6pm. Contact Herb at graf.herb@gmail.com to RSVP & get directions & details.

Also coming up on Tuesday July 19th is the and the 2nd and last rehearsal for our performance at the Outgames opening ceremonies (which take place the following Monday, July 25th). It is not too late to join! NOTE: Rehearsal on Tuesday is NOT in our usual venue. Rehearsal is at the Vancouver Film School at 198 W. Hastings (on the corner of Cambie Street) at 7:30pm.

Out in Harmony will be at the Outgames!

The Outgames are being held during the last week of July in Vancouver this year, and Out in Harmony will be performing at the opening ceremonies! We are inviting all our friends to come join us as we form a mass choir to kick off this exciting event and show the world what a great choral city Vancouver is.
We will be performing O Canada as well as one other piece.  We will be holding 2 rehearsals prior to the Opening Ceremonies, and everyone participating needs to come to at least one rehearsal (though preferably both).

Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Film School – 198 W. Hastings -  Tuesday July 12th and Tuesday July 19th.  Everyone participating MUST attend at least one of these rehearsals.

Performance: Monday, July 25th at 6pm – Vancouver Art Gallery

Please pass this on to all your singing friends who may be interested, and email our director Nicki at oihdirector@gmail.com if you are planning on participating or if you have any questions.

This is going to be so fabulous!  We look forward to seeing everyone and taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to gather together, sing, and show the world how Vancouver is brimming over with both music and pride!