Pride Men’s Chorus London creates experiences through choral music that promotes community, diversity, inclusivity and excellence. The chorus is open to all men regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. With the goal of combatting stereotypes and perceptions, we challenge the heteronormative worldview by inspiring our audience, the LGBT2Q communities and our broader community through advocacy and music. We celebrate victories won, we mourn lives lost, we find unconditional acceptance, and we celebrate all life in harmony, through our songs.
We will celebrate those who came before us and whose activism was hard fought. United through song, our voices will be freely heard as we fight for a nation and world where diversity is met with tolerance, equality and respect.
The Pride Men’s Chorus London envisions a world where the human voice is lifted up through song in celebration of diversity; where music is valued as a powerful gift and seen as a universal tool to achieve and sustain inclusivity; and where united voices are an instrument of change.
The Pride Men’s Chorus will seek to:
• Continuously improve the artistic and vocal talent of its members.
• Challenge the societal norms or perceptions of its members through understanding of its own diversity.
• Challenge perceptions of the LGBTQ2 community.
• Combat fear, eliminate hatred, and encourage compassion through the timeless fundamental human connection to music.
• Change or enrich the hearts of those whom we meet.
April Showers Bring Pride Flowers
Pinwheels. Tulips. A return to glorious sunshine. Like buds in your garden, the Chorus returns every Spring. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing out loud – the Pride Men’s Chorus will perform your favourites – and ours – on April 28, 2018. Come celebrate spring with us. You’ll end the night with a song in your heart and see life through rainbow shaded glasses. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 pm.
SING OUT PROUD
Did you miss our July 2017 performance as part of Pride London Festival? Did you experience the magic, and want to enjoy it again. In an era where our voices are as important as ever, we were heard – united in song. Enjoy our full concert for a limited time only. Relive that magic of one amazing summer night with the Pride Men’s Chorus.
Pride Men’s Chorus London does not have an audition requirement. A private voice determination session will be arranged to determine voice range and background.
The choir is open to men of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
A Membership Fee of $100 is charged to cover music purchases and supplies. Membership fees are waived or deferred in cases of financial hardship.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride Men’s Chorus London is a program operated by The Aeolian. There are a number of ways in which you can support the program. Although financial support is greatly needed, we are also looking for:
- Volunteers including librarians, administrative support, event set-up and fundraising
There are three ways in which you can make a financial contribution to the Pride Men’s Chorus London:
1. Donate Online at www.CanadaHelps.org
2. Send a cheque made out to: El Sistema Aeolian OR Aeolian Hall Musical Arts Association or AHMAA
795 Dundas St. E.
3. Call or visit us in person and make a donation by Credit Card. We accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
The Aeolian is a registered Canadian Charity. A tax receipt can be provided for monetary donations or donations in kind which have an official appraisal.
Donations for services can not receive a tax receipt as per CRA regulations.
Clark is the pianist for Pride Men’s Chorus London.
An award-winning concert pianist, Clark has performed internationally, recorded 14 CD’s and has been featured on radio and television. As a teacher, he has taught thousands of students, adjudicated more than 50 music festivals coast to coast in Canada, given dozens of workshops and written a book “Gateways to Learning and Memory”.
The founder of The Aeolian Performing Arts Centre, Clark believes that everyone should have universal access to music, art and culture. Because of this belief, he launched El Sistema Aeolian in 2011. This free, intensive music program has offered more than 150 children and youth an opportunity to experience the joy of a rich musical education.
Clark is engaged in community activism and speaks regularly at events, on radio and television and has given a TED talk about the power and joy of music study.
Rod is the founding director of Pride Men’s Chorus London.
Rod is also co-artistic director and conductor of The Broadway Singers, musical director at Thamesview United Church in Fullarton, Ontario, a member of London Pro Musica Choir, and works with musical theatre groups. He is a volunteer teacher in the Choral program at El Sistema Aeolian.
He taught dramatic arts and music at North Middlesex High School for 25 years, and is a graduate of the music program at Western University.
Rod is also a talented composer and arranger, many of his works and arrangements have been performed in local choirs and performance groups. Rod composed the music for “Canadian Waters Suite,” premiered by London Pro Musica Choir in 2014. Several of the pieces performed by Pride Men’s Chorus London are arranged by Rod.
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Visit the Aeolian Hall Box Office to purchase special, limited edition Pride Men’s Chorus Merchandise including hats and mugs.
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