VIRTUAL CONCERT

SING THE DARKNESS
TO LIGHT!

PREMIERING JUNE 27, 2022 AT 7:00 PM
THROUGH JULY 10, 2022 AT 11:59 PM

We had a fantastic time performing in person again! IF you were unable to attend or simply want to watch it again and again, please join us for the YouTube premiere of this spring Concert, virtual, starting June 27th, at 7:00 PM.

click here to view the concert!

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The concert will be available to view anytime from 7:00 PM, June 27th until July 10, 2022, 11:59PM (PST)


JOIN US AND BE A PART OF OUR 39TH SEASON!

Sing the Darkness to Light!

SATURDAY EVENING,
JUNE 18 AT 7:00 PM

For continued safety, we will not be hosting our regular reception before or after the show.

Zipper Hall, Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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We are excited to present Sing the Darkness to Light! concert as the close of our 39th season. This concert will feature songs for a better, brighter day. We will take you on a journey as we transform from darker times to brighter ones! We are excited to share these beautiful new arrangements, and even a nod to a more classical piece that will leave you feeling inspired. This is our second concert in Zipper Hall, at the Colburn School, with such a beautiful and resonate space, you will not want to miss it!

Although we are unable to host our regular pre and post reception, we still hope to meet, greet, and catch-up with you in the lobby after the concert! And we hope you know that we can’t wait till we can return to our regular reception as soon as possible.

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Please keep an eye on our website, subscribe to our email news blast, or follow us on social media (instagramfacebook, and twitter) to receive all the details about this performance and future performances!

 

COVID-19 Safety: Patron Protocols for Zipper Hall, Colburn School

With safety foremost in mind, we have developed protocols to protect you and our community. Thank you in advance for carefully following our guidelines below. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and Zipper Hall!

Proof of full vaccination (including a booster dose, if eligible) is required for all attendees. Be prepared to show your vaccination card, photo of your vaccination card, or digital vaccine record along with a photo ID. (Please note: “full vaccination” means at least two weeks past your final dose.)

Children will only be admitted with proof of full vaccination. Children who are ineligible to receive a vaccination, have only received one shot, or have not received a booster (if eligible) will be unable to attend.

Masks must be worn at all times on the Colburn campus. Acceptable mask types include KN95, N95, or surgical masks with multiple layers of non-woven material and a nose wire.

Booster Eligibility

Pfizer: Ages 12 years and older; 5 months after second dose

Moderna: Ages 18 and older; 5 months after second dose

Johnson & Johnson: Ages 18 and older; 2 months after original vaccination


Join us and be a part of our spring season!

Spring Auditions!

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021 - STARTING AT 6:00PM

Auditions are VIRTUAL BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Auditions are now open for all voice parts! Again, all auditions will be carried out virtually. 

For more information and to set up an audition, email auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call/text (800) 436-4927. You can also download an application by clicking “Audition Application.”

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM in a private Zoom room. If needed, we can make special arrangements–just ask.

Interested singers should have some choral experience, be able to maintain/match pitch, willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, able to practice on your own with rehearsal part recordings if needed, and be open to having a fun time.

Spring rehearsals begin on Monday, 1/24/22, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. We are continuing in-person rehearsals as well as streaming virtually. This rehearsal system worked well and was safe this past fall and we were excited to have so many singers on stage at our holiday concert. So if you haven’t sung in a while, now’s the perfect time to start again!

WCS alumni? Regardless of how many years ago you sang with us, you can return without having to re-audition!


Virtual Concert

ON WITH THE SNOW!

premiering DEC. 6, 2021 AT 7:00 PM
through DEC. 31, 2021 AT 11:59 PM

We had a fantastic time performing for you all again in person, please join us for the YouTube premiere of our Holiday Concert, virtual, starting tonight, December 6th, at 7:00 PM.

click here to view the concert!

After tonight’s release, the concert will be available to view from now until December 31, 2021, 11:59PM (PST)

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Start the Holiday Season with
LIVE Music!

On with the SNOW!

SATURDAY MATINEE,
DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 3:30 PM

SATURDAY EVENING,
DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 7:00 PM

For everyone's safety, we will not be hosting our regular reception before or after the shows.

Zipper Hall, Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Join us in celebration! Kicking off our 39th season, this concert celebrates our return to live performance, in a new (to us) space, and our commitment to our mission: Our quality musicianship, engaging choral performances, and inclusive environment unite LGBTQ and Ally singers to celebrate diversity, inspire equality, and build a community of acceptance. We are excited to be back in front of you and share that special feeling that happens in live performances! Due to the location’s COVID-19 protocol, we will not be allowing anyone into the concert without proof of vaccination and a mask is mandatory.

Getting in the mood and filled with the holiday spirit has never been easier than attending our annual holiday concert. This year’s concert is focused around the joys of the holiday! A perfect balance between a couple of fantastic new holiday arrangements and a sprinkling of some fun classics. As an additional safety protocol we will be skipping our cherished annual Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus sing-a-long, but are looking forward to bringing that back next year!

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Please keep an eye on our website, subscribe to our email news blast, or follow us on social media (instagramfacebook, and twitter) to receive all the details about this performance and future performances!


Join us and be a part of our fall season!

Fall Auditions!

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021 - STARTING AT 7:00PM

Auditions are VIRTUAL BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Fall Auditions are now open for all voice parts! Although we are still working out the details to keep us all safe, we know Auditions are OPEN!

For more information and to set up an audition, email auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call/text (800) 436-4927. You can also download an application by clicking “Audition Application.”

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, starting at 7:00 PM in a private Zoom room. If needed, we can make special arrangements if that night does not work with your schedule–just ask.

Interested singers should have some choral experience, be able to maintain/match pitch, willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, able to practice on your own with rehearsal part recordings if needed, and be open to having a fun time.

Fall rehearsals begin on Monday, 9/13/21, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Although we are still working out all the details, however at this point, we are planning to resume in-person rehearsals and still offer virtual rehearsals as well. I think we could all use some social interaction, as long as we are safe! Our goal is to have as many singers as possible return and participate in our holiday concert. So if you haven’t sung in a while, now’s the perfect time to start again!

WCS alumni? Regardless of how many years ago you sang with us, can return without having to re-audition!

 


JOIN US FOR OUR 38TH SEASON
VIRTUAL SPRING CONCERT!

INSPIRE! Courage, Hope, & Change!

Saturday, May 29 through
Sunday, June 6, till Midnight!

Enjoy on YouTube!

We are excited to be invited back into your homes with our 2nd virtual performance to close out our 38th season! Although we are not able to be together in person, we know this concert’s message will speak to you. The West Coast Singers have all been experiencing the power of the lyrics about Courage, Hope and Change, while rehearsing and recording this beautiful music for you, our treasured audience.

As you know, last year’s Spring Concert was cancelled along with so much of the activity of all of our lives. We are so proud to bring this music to you now. It is centered around the central theme of INSPIRE! Courage, Hope, & Change!, the focus of the message of our three commissioned pieces. It might be a year later, but after all the challenges and struggles we lived through last year, we can’t think of a more powerful concert to share. It still resonates as it speaks to many of the feelings we are still experiencing. In our first commissioned piece, “Find Your Courage,” the lyrics instruct us to “Find the strength that lies within your heart to make it to that day!” These themes resound with many of us in these current times. We cannot wait to share our music again with you.

Please join us for the YouTube premiere of our Spring virtual concert at 7:00pm PDT:

click here to view concert

After tonight’s release, the concert will be viewable until Sunday, 6/6/21.

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This concert is, again, FREE for one and all, just as was our holiday concert. We are thrilled to accept your donations of any amount, large or small, but it is not required. We could not exist without our generous donors and sponsors. These donations help us continue to make inspiring music that promotes equity for LGBTQ+ and all people that are marginalized, and to bring more productions like this to our loyal audience members. You can donate on this website under the DONATE tab, through Venmo (@WCSla), or through the mail (West Coast Singers, PO Box 46825, West Hollywood, CA 90046).

If you haven’t had a chance to see what we’ve done this past year, visit our YouTube channel to view the virtual performances of our second commissioned piece, “Hope Will Lead Me Through Another Day,” and “Silent Night,” both from our 2020 holiday concert.

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On behalf of the chorus and the Board of Directors, we send you our continued love and hope for a healthy and safe 2021! See you again very soon.

Please keep an eye on this website, subscribe to our YouTube Channel and our email news blast, or follow us on social media (InstagramFacebook, and Twitter) to receive all the details about this and future performances!


JOIN US AND BE A PART OF OUR 38TH SEASON!

January Auditions Open!

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020 AT 7:00PM - 9:00 PM

VIRTUALLY BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Spring auditions are now open for all voice parts and the beauty of another virtual season is that we are not limited by distance and time. If you have any loved ones or friends interested in joining us for this season, please have them email for info! Interested singers should have some choral experience, be able to maintain/match pitch, willing to attend weekly rehearsals, able to practice on your own with rehearsal part recordings if needed, and be open to having fun.

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in a private Zoom room. If needed, we can make special arrangements if that night does not work with your schedule–just ask.

For more information and to set up an audition, email auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call/text (800) 436-4927. You can also download an application by clicking “Audition Application.”

Spring rehearsals begin on Monday, 1/25/21, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Although we believe in the instruction from our director at online rehearsals, we also have rehearsal recordings so that you are not limited to only that window. Attend when you can, listen to rehearsal recordings, and practice/sing along with the performance audio tracks. Our goal is to have as many of you participate as possible in our next virtual concert. So if you haven’t sung with us in a while, now’s a perfect time to come back! WCS alumni, regardless of how many years ago you sang with us, can return without having to re-audition.

Our Spring schedule is to hold our cabaret and spring concerts virtually, dates to be announced!


Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Tidings of Joy! A Virtual Concert

Saturday, December 19 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 20 at 3 PM

Enjoy on YouTube!

Our first virtual performance, Tidings of Joy (which was free to everyone) was a huge success!

Thank you on behalf of WCS LGBTQ+ Chorus of Los Angeles for helping make our concert a hit. We had over 2000 households view the concert! Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were peaceful and you and your loved ones continue to stay safe through the pandemic. We have done whatever possible to keep the Chorus and our community together while preserving our ability to start again stronger next year, in person, when it is safe.

Thank you to those that made donations before, during, and after the concert! If you have not already made a donation, perhaps you would consider making one today. Your gift helps keep our music and message alive. DONATE NOW

We are planning another virtual season and invite you to join us. We will announce the schedule soon with dates and details! After everything we learned this past fall, it is going to be even more ambitious! Building off our holiday show’s success, we will hold our spring cabaret event and spring concert virtually, present all three commissioned pieces virtually and plan to surpass our holiday viewership. We hope you are as excited as we are!

If you haven’t had a chance to see what we’ve done this past year, visit our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGz59OfiIPWjg8n5rppxHxw/videos) to view the virtual performances of our second commissioned piece, Hope Will Lead Me Through Another Day, and Silent Night from our 2019 holiday concert.

On behalf of the chorus and the Board of Directors, we send you our love and hopes for a healthy and safe 2021! See you again very soon.

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Please keep an eye on this website, subscribe to our email news blast, or follow us on social media (instagram, facebook, and twitter) to receive all the details about this performance and future performances!


Announcing the end of our
2019-2020 season

April Concert Postponed
June Concert Canceled

We have been slow to make a public announcement, waiting to see how things would change and hopefully improve from the COVID-19 pandemic and the forced closure of well, most things.

A Note From Our Board of Directors;

Hello Friends,

Our WCS Board of Directors met (virtually, of course!) to discuss this situation and what we could safely confirm for the the near future. We came to the unfortunate, but realistic, conclusion that we have no choice but to announce an end to our 2019-2020 season. We are the postponing our Oil Can Harry’s fundraising concert, which had been scheduled for April 26th, and cancelling our June 6th spring concert.

With social distancing comes loneliness, which is unavoidable when all we want to do is gather together, laugh, share and especially create music, and accepting that suddenly we can’t is hard. The desire to come together and make music is heightened when times are troubled and worries are high. Mourning the temporary loss of our reliable regularity and feeling the void that is our community. To me that is what makes these circumstances particularly difficult and, although I know we are all working through this time in our own ways, the joy and happiness that making music brings is what we need to focus on.

Singing together is such a huge part of our mission and vision that we can’t wait till we can “put on a show” and show you how much!

Mission: Our quality musicianship, engaging choral performances, and inclusive environment unite LGBTQ and Ally singers to celebrate diversity, inspire equality, and build a community of acceptance.

Vision: Diverse voices uniting to inspire positive change.

Thinking of that mission and vision as why WCS exists. We are a “community chorus” and at the core of that is a “community” first and foremost; a chosen family. We will get through this and be able to sing for you again.  In the meantime, all of us in the West Coast Singers hope all of you and your loved ones are staying safe and well!

Love and strength,
Jane Hjellum and the WCS Board of Directors