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.

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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.

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.

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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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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.