Join us for a 40th Celebration!

Gay Freedom Band of L.A. 40th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, October 21 at 3:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
540 Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020

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Join us as we share in the Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles’ 40th Anniversary Concert next Sunday at 3:30 PM! We are excited to add our voices and perform Eric Whitacre’s beautiful composition, ‘Sleep.’ If you are not familiar with the piece it is wonderful, and the director of the Gay Freedom Band, Justin Raines, will be dedicating it to the members of the band who have passed on. We are very happy to be invited and included.

The concert will be featuring:

  • Justin Raines, GFBLA Artistic Director
  • Jadine Louie, Guest Conductor
  • Bill Masonheimer, Guest Conductor

West Coast Singers has a special connection with the GFBLA as we actually stemmed from the band 35 years ago on October 31, 1983. A handful of members that had been singing with the Freedom Band officially broke off to start the chorus. Now West Coast Singers is the third oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, mixed-voice chorus in the nation. It is hard nowadays to understand, but in the early 1980s it was a difficult time to be gay, let alone out and gay. The original intent was to provide a safe place for lesbian and gay people to come together and sing. The gay mens chorus (GMCLA) had been around for almost five years but there were no mixed choruses and truthfully, there were not many things that gays and lesbians did together back then, so the West Coast Singers were founded. We look forward to singing in this beautiful Gothic/Cathedral-style building with amazing traditional acoustics and hope that you will join us.

A $10 donation at the door would be appreciated.


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!


Join us and be a part of our 35th year!

Auditions in August

Monday, August 27, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Downtown Los Angeles

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Auditions are 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 alumni? Come back and be a part of our exciting 35th year!

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. 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 appointment, email auditions@westcoastsingers.org, or call or text (818) 404-5740.  You can also download an application by clicking Audition Application.

We rehearse on Monday nights and start our Winter season on Monday, September 10, 2018!  Our Holiday concert will be December 1 & 2, 2018, our bar fundraiser April 7, 2019, and our Spring concert June 1, 2019.


Join us to be a part of our 35th season at our Annual Spring Concert

Rich History, Bright Future!

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 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 Rich History, Bright Future! Concert & Live Auction with our 35th anniversary coming up soon! The concert will feature some old chorus favorites, some beautiful new arrangements, and even a fantastic choral version of a song from the current Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, 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 $500 cash!

Click here to purchase tickets!

 


big hair, bright clothes, and
your favorite '80s hits

Back to the ’80s!

Cabaret-Style Fundraiser!
Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 PM

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

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West Coast Singers is headed back to the bar for our 3rd annual fundraiser!

Dude! Come celebrate the ’80s with rad music and dancing to the max as we jam out with big hair, bright clothes, and your favorite ’80s hits. It will be like totally gnarly!

Live Performance by WCS, small groups and solo acts to round out the show.

  • Drinks for Purchase   •   Raffle (where you could win $300 cash)   •  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 5:00 PM!

Doors will open at 1:30 PM and the show will begin at 2:00 PM.

There will be a full bar available to purchase your favorite ’80s cocktails and since it is a bar, all attendees must be 21+ to attend.

We hope to see you there! Click here for pre-sale tickets.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Many thanks to Oil Can Harry’s for again generously sharing their space with us to hold this concert.

West Coast Singers is the third oldest LGBTQ mixed chorus in the nation. This is part of our 35th season and it will give you a glimpse of what’s in store for our Spring concert on Saturday, June 2. Funds raised from this show will support our scholarships for chorus members, and help send us to the 2020 GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association) Festival of LGBTQ choruses in Minneapolis, MN.


Join us and be a part of our 35th year!

Auditions in January!

Monday, 7:00-8:00 P.M.

Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Downtown Los Angeles

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Auditions are open for all voice parts however, sopranos and tenors are strongly encouraged to participate. 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 (rehearsal CDs are available), and be open to having a fun time. Are you an alumni? Come back and be a part of our exciting 35th year!
Auditions will be held on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 from 7 PM to 8 PM. 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 appointment; e-mail: auditions@westcoastsingers.org, or call 818-882-3813.
We rehearse on Monday nights and start our spring season Monday, January 22, 2018! Our bar mixer is Sunday, April 15th, and our spring concert is Saturday, June 2nd at 8pm.


Start the Holidays Right!

Season of Light!

Family Matinee Concert Saturday, December 2 at 3 PM
tickets $15 (children 5 and under are free)

then our Full Concert,
Saturday, December 2 at 8 PM and
Sunday, December 3 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 finding the light of the season along with some holiday favorites, a couple traditional songs, our annual Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus sing-a-long, and, as always, a couple of surprises throughout the night!

Our holiday concert, annually the first weekend in December, comes just in time for you to kick off the holiday season! Like many past years, our holiday 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!


Join us and be a part of our 34th year at our Annual Spring Concert

KEEP CALM and SING!

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 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 proud to present, KEEP CALM and SING OUT! Concert and Live Auction as our annual spring concert. A concert reflecting on the turbulent times we, as a community, are currently experiencing, and how we are choosing to stay calm and sing on.

Featuring more entertaining song mash-ups and beautiful arrangements and some popular standards making it a concert not to be missed. We will also be holding our annual live auction that features a trip for two to an African Safari in South Africa ($5995 value), having the entire West Coast Singers perform a concert at your own Holiday Party and an exciting third item that will be announced soon! We are also planning to hold a fun ‘Heads ‘n Tails’ raffle game that everyone is able to have a chance to win $500 cash!

Click here to purchase tickets!


Grab your wig & bell bottoms!

That Gay ’70s Show!

Cabaret-Style Disco Fundraiser!

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

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West Coast Singers is headed back to the bar! After such a great time last year we wanted to anniversary this great fundraising event. Toss out your western wear and grab your best ’70s attire and boogie down with us! Please join us for an afternoon of  ’70s with music, dancing, and fun while we perform favorites from the disco era! Live Performance by WCS, small groups and solo acts round out the show.

  • Snacks   •   Drinks for Purchase   •   Raffle (were you could win $300 cash)   •  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 7:00pm!

Doors will open at 3:30PM and the show will begin at 4:00PM. This event is strictly 21 and over because the venue is a bar.

We hope to see you there! Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Join us and be a part of our 34th year!

Auditions in January!

Monday, 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center, Downtown Los Angeles

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Auditions are open for all voice parts however, basses and tenors are strongly encouraged to participate. Interested singers should have some choral experience, be able to maintain/match pitch, willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, willing to practice on your own when needed (rehearsal CDs are available), and be open to having a fun time. Are you an alumni? Come back and be a part of our exciting 34th year!

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 9th, 2017 from 7 PM to 9 PM. 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 appointment; e-mail: auditions@westcoastsingers.org, or call 818-882-3813.

We rehearse on Monday nights and start our spring season Monday, January 23, 2017! Our bar fundraiser is Sunday, April 2nd, and our spring concert is Saturday, June 3rd at 8pm.