Singing Out. Changing Hearts.

Spreading happiness through song

Pride Men’s Chorus London is part of a movement of LGBTQ2 Choirs in the world.  In 1978 San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus made an unexpected debut after the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.  Pride Men’s Chorus London made its unexpected debut at the Vigil for The Orlando Massacre hosted at Aeolian Hall on June 14th 2016.  In the global arena of eroding human rights and particularly the rights of the LGBTQ2 community, we sing to enlighten and help those with closed minds and hearts open up to celebrate diversity and love.

Our Mission

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 LGBTQ2 community 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.

Our Vision

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.

the most “fabulous” time of the year

Join the Pride Men’s Chorus London for a spectacular holiday event.  The Pride Men’s Chorus will make Rudolph wish his nose glowed rainbows on December 9, 2017.   Doors will open at 7 so that you can slide up to the Colaneri Wine Bar and enjoy some festive cheer before the concert begins at 8 pm. Watch out for the mistletoe!

 

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.

General Info

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 info@aeolianhall.ca.

 

Donate

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

Address:

Aeolian Hall
795 Dundas St. E.
London, Ontario
N5W 2Z6

3. Call or visit us in person and make a donation by Credit Card. We accept Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

Contact: 519-672-7950
info@aeolianhall.ca

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.

Supporters

WATCH OUR DOCUMENTARY

“We’re Here and We’re (Mostly) Queer!” was filmed and created by our chorus member Jason Plant of MC Spirit Studios.

Clark Bryan

Clark is the pianist for Pride Men’s Chorus London.

An award-winning concert pianist, Clark as 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 Culham

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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Take us home

Visit the Aeolian Hall Box Office to purchase special, limited edition Pride Men’s Chorus Merchandise including hats and mugs.

I LOVE singing in this room! I hope we can do it again.
Matthew Barber

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