By: Out In Harmony  09-12-2011
Keywords: Concert, Choir

In 2010 the choir changed its name to Out in Harmony from Vancouver Lesbian & Gay Choir. This is the “unveiling” announcement made by choir member Denise Garzon at our June concert, “What’s in a Name?”

In the fall of 1990 when this choir was founded, the choir’s vision and purpose was clear – to give gay people a place to be themselves, to sing together in a mixed-gender choir, and to do so while being highly visible. The name Vancouver Lesbian & Gay Choir was chosen specifically because it made it blatantly obvious at a glance that this was a group of women and men, who primarily identified as lesbian or gay, who sang together, -publically and proudly.

Keywords: Choir, Concert

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She is also a member of PEN (Pride Education Network), which advocates for an inclusive, respectful environment for all students, staff and families. 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.



In every Broadway musical — especially the ones composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber — there’s always this excruciatingly insipid love song that is incredibly long, constantly changes keys, and has insanely high. At our recent “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” concert, choir member Nelz A offered the following words about “The Song that Goes Like This..



The first rehearsal of the 2011-2012 season is Tuesday, September 6th, 7:30-9:45pm at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Anglican Church, 1530 E. 22nd Avenue (at Dumfries. It is hard to belive that August is almost over and the September Startup is about to begin, but the new choir season is just around the corner.



Thanks to everyone who helped make our booth a success at Pride on Sunday – Choir members, visitors, friends, and family – we couldn’t have done it without you. The booth looked great with colourful signs, balloons, and brochures; choir members got to re-connect with each other as well as with other friends we hadn’t.