Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Tidings of Joy! A Virtual Concert

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

YouTube - Link to come!

2020 has brought us many changes, challenges and a new “normal” and our concert is no different! A first for us, we are hoping you will join us for a virtual holiday concert! Typically, our holiday performance is always the first weekend in December, but since this year is SO different, so is our date(s)! We have been rehearsing, virtually, and working really hard to bring this event together to share with you.

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Mark your calendars for WCS’s Virtual Winter Concert, an uplifting online concert to help us feel the holiday spirit. This all-virtual event will feature the rich mixed voice sound you have come to expect and love from us! The concert will consist of a mixture of newly released and recorded virtual songs, some recordings of past live performances, and just like our live performances, will feature some individual singers’ small acts and solos.

It will be a balanced performance with a couple of newly discovered holiday songs, some new arrangements of others, a regular standard or two, and of course, no holiday concert would be the same without our annual Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus sing-a-long (using a past live performance)! For the sing-a-long, once we make sure we are not breaking any laws, we will attach a link to download sheet music so that you can sing-a-long at home with us!

While we remain unable to sing for you in person, we invite you to save the date and join us online for this special virtual performance. The concert is free and ASL interpreted. (Donations to support us are welcome.)

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.


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


JOIN US FOR OUR 37TH SEASON
SPRING CONCERT!

INSPIRE! Courage, Hope, & Change!

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 AT 7:30 PM ENJOY OUR LIVE FUN ANTICS, SMALL BITES, TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA COCKTAILS AND, OF COURSE, THE CONCERT!

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
4800 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027

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We are excited to present our last concert of our 37th season. Our current repertoire, is centered around the central theme of “INSPIRE! Courage, Hope, & Change!” is so timely and speaks to many of the feelings we are experiencing RIGHT NOW!  In our first commissioned piece, “Find Your Courage,” the lyrics say “Find the strength that lies within your heart to make it to that day!”. These themes resound loud and clear with many of us in these current times and we can’t wait to share these songs with you!


BE A PART OF OUR 37TH SEASON!

Movies, Music, Madness

CABARET-STYLE FUNDRAISER! SUNDAY, APRIL 26 AT 3:00 PM

Oil Can Harry's
11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

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West Coast Singers is headed back to the Oil Can Harry’s for our 5th annual fundraiser!

So brush up on your favorite movie soundtracks, bring out your dancing shoes, and open your hearts to feel the love! There will be live performances by the WCS, with small groups and solo acts to round out the show.

Full bar available to purchase your favorite cocktails, Heads and Tails raffle (where you could win $300 cash), and, as always, loads of fun!

After we are finished singing, stay around and enjoy your time with the choir because Oil Can Harry’s will be open until 7:00 PM!

Doors will open at 2:30 PM and the show will begin at 3:00 PM.

We hope to see you there!
Sunday, April 26, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Many thanks, again, too Oil Can Harry’s for generously sharing their space with us to hold this concert and, since it is a bar, all attendees must be 21+ to attend.


Join us and be a part of our 36th year!

January Auditions Open!

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6:30PM - 9:00 PM

Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Downtown Los Angeles

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Spring Auditions are now open for all voice parts! 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 when needed (downloadable rehearsal CDs are available), and be open to having a fun time. Are you an alum? Come back and be a part of our exciting 36th year and GALA Festival 2020!

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center in downtown Los Angeles. 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 (818) 404-5740. You can also download an application by clicking Audition Application.

We rehearse on Monday nights and start our Spring season on Monday, January 27, 2020! Our bar mixer event is April 26th at 3:00 PM quickly followed by our exciting Spring concert, June 6 at 7:00 PM.

 


Start the Holiday Season!

Carols, Cocoa, & Candy Canes!

Saturday, December 7 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 8 at 3 PM

Enjoy small bites, Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails, our raffle, and, of course, the concert.

Family Matinee Concert
Saturday, December 7 at 3 PM
tickets $15 (children 5 and under are free)

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE,
4800 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027

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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; carols, cocoa and candy canes! It will be balanced with some regular standards, a couple of fantastic new holiday arrangements, and of course, no holiday concert would be the same without our annual Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus sing-a-long!

Our holiday concert comes just in time for you to kick off the holiday season! As in recent years, an audience member (one per concert) will have a chance to win $300 in our fun and easy Heads ‘n’ Tails Raffle!

Click here to purchase tickets!


JOIN US TO BE A PART OF OUR 36TH SEASON AT OUR ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

Love is Love

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 8:00 PM ENJOY OUR LIVE AUCTION, FUN RAFFLE, SMALL BITES, TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA COCKTAILS AND, OF COURSE, THE CONCERT!

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
4800 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027

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We are excited to present LOVE IS LOVE! Concert & Live Auction as the close of our 36th season. This concert will feature songs about love, including many favorites, some beautiful new arrangements, and even a fantastic choral version of ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman, making it a concert not to be missed!

We will also hold our annual Live Auction featuring three amazing items you will clamor to outbid your neighbors over! If you can’t wait to know what they are, maybe check back and we will have posted a teaser of one or two of them! Lastly, we will still hold our annual fun cash raffle game of ‘Heads ‘n Tails’ that everyone, no matter what age or skill level, will have a chance to win $300 cash!

Click on the graphic above or here to purchase tickets!


BE A PART OF OUR 36TH SEASON!

Glitter and Be Gay!

CABARET-STYLE FUNDRAISER!
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 AT 3:00 PM

Oil Can Harry's
11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

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West Coast Singers is headed back to the Oil Can Harry’s for our 4th annual fundraiser!

So get your glitter on, bring out your dancing shoes, and open your hearts to feel the love! There will be live performances by the WCS, with small groups and solo acts to round out the show.

Full bar available to purchase your favorite cocktails, Heads and Tails raffle (where you could win $300 cash), and, as always, loads of fun!

After we are finished singing, stay around and enjoy your time with the choir because Oil Can Harry’s will be open until 7:00 PM!

Doors will open at 2:30 PM and the show will begin at 3:00 PM.

We hope to see you there! Click here for pre-sale tickets.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Many thanks, again, too Oil Can Harry’s for generously sharing their space with us to hold this concert and, since it is a bar, all attendees must be 21+ to attend.

West Coast Singers is the third oldest LGBTQ mixed chorus in the nation. This is part of our 36th season and it will give you a glimpse of what’s in store for our Spring concert, June 1, 2019. Funds raised from this show will support our scholarships for chorus members.


Join us and be a part of our 36th year!

January Auditions Open!

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00PM

Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Downtown Los Angeles

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Spring Auditions are now open for all voice parts! 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 when needed (downloadable rehearsal CDs are available), and be open to having a fun time. Are you an alum? Come back and be a part of our exciting 36th year!

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center in downtown Los Angeles. 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 (818) 404-5740. You can also download an application by clicking Audition Application.

We rehearse on Monday nights and start our Spring season on Monday, January 28, 2019! Our bar mixer event is April 7 followed by our exciting Spring concert on June 1.


Start the Holiday Season!

When We’re Together

Family Matinee Concert Saturday, December 1 at 3 PM
tickets $15 (children 5 and under are free)

then our Full Concert,
Saturday, December 1 at 8 PM and
Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM

Enjoy our raffle, small bites, Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails, and, of course, the concert.

BARNSDALL GALLERY THEATRE
4800 HOLLYWOOD BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027

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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 on what brings us together in the season: joy, peace, family, pride, and love, blended with some holiday favorites. And of course, no holiday concert would be the same without our annual Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus sing-a-long!

Our holiday concert comes just in time for you to kick off the holiday season! Like many past years, our concert will enable an audience member (one per concert) a chance to win $300 in our fun and easy Heads ‘n’ Tails Raffle!

Click here to purchase tickets!