BE A PART OF OUR 42nd SEASON!

’80s Live Cabaret!

CABARET-STYLE FUNDRAISER!
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 AT 3:00 PM

The Write-Off Room
11502 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

West Coast Singers LGBTQ+ Chorus of Los Angeles are stoked to invite you all to our totally righteous ‘80s cabaret! Come wig out with us on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 3pm at the Write-Off Room(Formerly: Oil Can Harry’s), located at 11502 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA, 91604. Doors open at 2:30pm. Tickets are $50 per person, 21 years old and up, and that includes 2 alcoholic beverages or mocktails (tax and tip already included)! So dust off your favorite ‘80s kicks, put on some neon and come cut loose with us at the sickest ‘80s-themed cabaret! It’s going to be rad!

Who: West Coast Singers LGBTQ+ Chorus of Los Angeles

What: ‘80s cabaret, as this is in a bar setting age is restricted to 21+

Where: The Write-Off Room (Formerly: Oil Can Harry’s), 11502 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA, 91604

When: Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at 3pm (doors open at 2:30)

How: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Why: Because it’s going to be wicked!

Tickets cost $50 per person and includes 2 alcoholic beverages or mocktails (tax and tip already included). Credit cards, cash, and Venmo accepted. Tickets available here or at the door!

There is valet for $8, or street parking on the surrounding streets is also an option.

 


Join us and be a part of our spring season!

Spring Auditions!

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024 - STARTING AT 7:00PM

Auditions are VIRTUAL BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Auditions are now open for all voice parts, especially TENORS! All auditions are still carried out virtually, via Zoom.

For more information and to set up an audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927. You can also download an application by clicking “Audition Application.”

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024, starting at 7:00 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, be willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, be able to practice on their own with rehearsal part recordings, and be open to having a fun time.

Rehearsals are in-person every Monday, beginning on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in North Hollywood, CA. If you are new to the area, or haven’t sung in a while, or miss performing, and/or have been looking for a welcoming LGBTQ+ community chorus to feel a part of, look no further! NOW is a perfect time to start again! Email or call today to set up your audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927!

WCS alumni? You might need to re-audition if it has been more than a couple years. Send us an email to check if an audition is needed, also so that we know to expect you and we can get you all the details!


VIRTUAL CONCERT

Jingle All the Way!

PREMIERING 7:00PM (PST) Dec. 9, 2023
THROUGH Dec. 31, 2023 AT 11:59 PM (PST)

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Last week’s performance was wonderful, if we don’t say so ourselves!

IF you were unable to attend or just can’t get enough and want to watch it again and again, simply click the graphic above or scan the QR code below to take you to our virtual concert on YouTube, premiering at 7:00PM PST December 9, and the virtual concert will remain up for the rest of the month, till New Years Eve!

We hope you enjoy the show!

 


Start the Holiday Season with US!

Jingle All the Way!

SATURDAY, December 2 at 7:00PM
Sorry, but there is still no reception after.

First Christian Church of North Hollywood
4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City, CA 91604

Located at the corner of Moorpark & Colfax

Parking is available in the church lot on Colfax and on the surrounding streets

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Join us in kicking off our 41st season with our annual holiday concert! We are changing things up this season with a change in venue: First Christian Church of North Hollywood. We believe you will enjoy the resonant sound this building has to offer. We all loved the concert hall but listened to the feedback from many of our audience; newer and older, about how hard it was to navigate into and out of downtown Los Angeles; we hope you enjoy this new location.

There is no better way to start December and get in the holiday spirit than attending our annual holiday concert. This year’s concert, like the 2022 holiday concert, is focused on the joys of the holidays. There is a perfect balance between new arrangements of traditional songs you love and many contemporary ones from popular artists. It is sure to fill you with the holiday spirit!

We will still be skip our cherished annual Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus sing-along, but we are looking forward to being able to perform it next year!

This passionate and committed LGBTQ+ community chorus sings to our fullest potential in each performance, producing music of the highest possible caliber every time we take the stage to fulfill our mission statement, “Our quality musicianship, engaging choral performances, and inclusive environment unite LGBTQ and Ally singers to celebrate diversity, foster equity, and build a community of acceptance.” We are only able to continue making music together with the donations from you, our thoughtful audience.

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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 FOR A 45TH CELEBRATION!

The Sapphire Collection: 45th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM

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

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The Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) is the second oldest LGBTQ+ community wind ensemble in the world. GFBLA provides public concerts throughout Southern California, offering a wide repertoire of music ranging from classical to contemporary.

We were excited to have performed with the Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles, this past November 12th for their 45th Anniversary Concert . Our voices were a wonderful addition on “The Promise of Living” (from The Tender Land) by Aaron Copland. A great song to lift the heart at Thanksgiving time but equally compelling any time of the year. This tune is not original to Mr. Copland. It is actually an old hymn tune which he embellished on. This is from Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land. The libretto was by Horace Everett.

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West Coast Singers has a special connection with the GFBLA as we actually stemmed from the band 40 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 enjoyed singing with them 5 years ago, at their 40th anniversary concert and had a wonderful time joining them again to celebrate their 45th year!


JOIN US AND BE A PART OF OUR 41st SEASON!

Fall Auditions

MONDAY, August 28, 2023 - STARTING AT 6:30PM

AUDITIONS ARE VIRTUAL BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Fall auditions are now open for all voice parts, especially tenors!

All auditions are still carried out virtually, via Zoom.

For more information and to set up an audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927.

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023, starting at 6:30 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, be willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, be able to practice on their own with rehearsal part recordings, and be open to having a fun time.

Fall rehearsals are every Monday, beginning on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in North Hollywood, CA. We will continue with in-person rehearsals as well as offer a virtual rehearsal link for those members that are not feeling well enough to attend in person. If you have been looking for a welcoming LGBTQ+ community chorus, new to the area, miss singing and performing or even haven’t sung in a while, NOW is a perfect time to start again! E

If you are new to the area, haven’t sung in a while, miss performing, and/or have been looking for a welcoming LGBTQ+ community chorus to feel a part of, look no further! NOW is a perfect time to start again! Email or call today to set up your audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927!

WCS alumni? Regardless of how many years ago you sang with us, you can return without having to re-audition, but still send an email so we know to expect you and we can get you all the details!


VIRTUAL CONCERT

40 & FABULOUS!

PREMIERING 6:00PM (PDT) JUNE 4, 2023
THROUGH JUNE 30, 2023 AT 11:59 PM (PDT)

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We had a fantastic time performing in person last weekend! IF you were unable to attend or simply want to watch it again and again, simply click the graphic or scan the QR code below to take you to our virtual concert on YouTube, premiering at 6:00PM June 4, and will remain up the entire month of June for PRIDE! We hope you enjoy the show!


JOIN US AND PARTY LIKE YOU'RE 40!

40 & FABULOUS!

SATURDAY EVENING,
MAY 27 AT 7:00 PM

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

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It’s time to venture from far and wide and join us, Memorial holiday weekend, to celebrate our 40 years! We held together through the panic and stress of the pandemic and, it could be said, we came out stronger than ever! We are excited to hear our united voices ring out and resonate in this amazing concert hall!

Focused on our rich and vast history, we have dipped into our deep library of songs and are revisiting some members’ favorites. In addition to those, we have a really fun Louis Prima Jazz Swing number, a Ukrainian song that has a potent declaration of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and one of our more recently commissioned pieces. Not to brag or boast, but it is really going to be a beautiful concert and we hope you can be a part of it!

The commitment, dedication, and perseverance it takes to keep an organization like ours still going strong for 40 years is something to be proud of and never taken for granted. With that in mind, we want to party together with you once the concert is finished. We are going to have an “unofficial” reception after the concert, hopefully close to the concert hall, and hope you continue to celebrate the night with us!

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we’re inviting you to join us on stage to sing a couple of songs–“In Remembrance” by Jeffery L. Ames and “My Wish for You” by Mary Kay Beall and John Carter. We ask and hope that you participate in at least one of our virtual Zoom rehearsals to prepare for the concert. Don’t worry, you don’t have to attend the full rehearsal – just the times dedicated to learning the two pieces. You’ll also have access to the practice tracks to rehearse on your own. Please click HERE and let us know that you’d like to participate and we’ll send you all the information; sheet music, practice tracks, and the rehearsal Zoom link. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sanie Andres by calling or texting 661-917-0090.

This passionate and committed community chorus sings to our fullest potential in each performance, producing music of the highest possible caliber every time we take the stage, to fulfill our mission statement–“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.”
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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, outreach, pride event, and future performances!


JOIN US AND BE A PART OF OUR 40th SEASON!

Spring Auditions

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023 - STARTING AT 7:00PM

AUDITIONS ARE VIRTUAL BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT

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Spring auditions are now open for all voice parts!

All auditions will be carried out virtually, via Zoom. 

For more information and to set up an audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927. 

Auditions will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023, starting at 7:00 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, be willing to attend and work in weekly rehearsals, be able to practice on their own with rehearsal part recordings if needed, and be open to having a fun time.

Spring rehearsals begin on Monday, January 30, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM in North Hollywood, CA. We are planning to continue with in-person rehearsals as well as offer virtual rehearsals for those members that are not feeling well enough to attend in person. Our goal is to have a full choir to perform our 40th anniversary concert! So if you have been looking for a welcoming community chorus, wanting to start back up with your enjoyable hobby, or haven’t sung in a while, now’s the perfect time to start again! Email or call today to set up your audition, email: auditions@westcoastsingers.org or call: (800) 439-4927!

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


VIRTUAL CONCERT

Snowfall & Starlight!

PREMIERING 10:00AM (PST) December 25, 2022
THROUGH January 8, 2023 AT 11:59 PM (PST)

We had a fantastic time performing in person last week! IF you were unable to attend or simply want to watch it again and again, simply click the graphic or scan the QR code below to take you to our virtual concert on YouTube, premiering at 10:00AM  December 25, and will remain up for viewing until January 8, 2023, 11:59PM (PST).

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We hope you enjoyed the concert virtual post while it was up!