Submissions

Out in Harmony welcomes submissions to its blog from current and former members as well as friends of the choir. Entries should be short, related to choir activities and of interest to the general public as well as OiH members. Photographs of the choir are always very much appreciated, but can only be posted publicly if everyone pictured has given permission.

Possible topics for posts include: concert, event and outreach announcements, essays about the choir’s history, coverage of choir activities and fundraisers, profiles of choir members past and present, or anything of interest to our diverse, musically-inclined community.

OiH reserves the right to edit submissions for grammar, content or length, and to reject posts for any reason. Comments to blog entries are likewise subject to moderation. Flamewars, trolling and abusive behavior will not be permitted in posts or comments.

To submit a post to the OiH blog, email oihwebsite@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “Submissions

  1. Hi,
    I’m interested in learning more about your choir. When do you practice? Where? I think I read that you don’t need to audition. Is that true? I’m a bit shy but do love to sing. Is it still possible to join up?

    Thank you for any information you can share.

    Cheers,
    Bradley

    • Hi, Bradley,

      I’ve forwarded your message to some of the other choir folk, but we’re absolutely open to new members. Here’s the basic info from our Join Us page!

      Out in Harmony loves to welcome new members. We are a non-auditioned choir and all our rehearsals are open to anyone interested in seeing if they might want to become a singing or non-singing member.

      Rehearsals are held at 7:30 PM on every Tuesday from September until June at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Anglican Church, 1530 East 22nd at the corner of Dumfries Street in Vancouver (close to the intersection of Knight and Kingsway.

      We believe that anything you don’t know about singing or reading music can be learned. Don’t let lack of experience or stage fright deter you. Give us a chance to prove that you aren’t tone-deaf after all!

      We are a non-auditioned choir. You don’t have to read music or have any previous musical experience to sing with us. Our rehearsals and concerts are held in wheelchair-accessible buildings with gender-neutral bathrooms. We are inclusive and welcome people of all genders and sexualities.

      We are also secular. We honor the diversity in our members by choosing music with little or no religious content.

      Even if you cannot join the choir this season, please consider dropping by to sing with us some evening. As a community choir, we are always looking for friends, allies, and enthusiastic audience members!

  2. Hi!

    I’m interested in joining your choir, but I see that this last post about rehearsal time is from 2010. Just wondering if time and location is still the same and what I need to do to join!

    Please let me know!

    Thanks,

    Tess

    • Hi Tess.
      We are thrilled you are considering joining us! We are taking a break from regular rehearsals for the summer, but will be starting up again in September, with the first rehearsal being Tuesday September 6th. (Tuesdays 7:30-9:45pm at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage – same as last year)
      Over the summer there are several choir events and get togethers that you are most welcome (and encouraged) to attend, especially if you are wanting to get a feel for the group. Watch OutinHarmony.org for details.
      [Briefly: July is a busy month, and on the next 2 Tuesdays we are holding special rehearsals in preparation for the opening ceremonies of the Outgames which are scheduled for monday July 25th. We hope you can join us. There is also going to be a potluck on Saturday July 16th, and we'll be having a booth at the Vancouver Pride Festival at Sunset Beach on Sunday July 31st. There will also probably be a picnic or some other social thing happening in August, details yet to be determined, but when we get it organized we'll update the website]

  3. Hello,

    I’m really interested in joining your choir. I gather from the previous posts that you can just show up on the tuesday and join in? Or should I call ahead and arrange to meet with somebody previously?

    Cheers,
    Chris

  4. Hello,

    I was wondering if you needed a volunteer for an upcoming concert. I would be happy to come along and stack chairs, take tickets…whatever you need the night of.

    Lan

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