Pride at The Aeolian!

At the Aeolian we are firm believers in collaboration and advocacy which is why we are proud to work with Pride London with hosting various events at our venue year after year. This year will not disappoint as we will be hosting four events here:

July 21 – Our Pride Place
Join us for this coffee house style, all ages, safer space event (i.e., photography will not be permitted).

Come on out & hear a variety of performers from London’s Trans community & allies.

July 23 – Matt Alber
Two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Matt Alber in “Cover To Cover – Pride & Joy hits from the 70’s to Today”. Featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Bill Withers, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Leonard Cohen, Lady Gaga & more.

Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring his 4th self-produced studio album entitled, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant.

In 2014, Lincoln Center in New York invited Matt to perform on their esteemed American Songbook series which garnered a printed review by the New York Times. In 2015, he was selected by the U.S. State Department as a musical ambassador to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo and to Sudan, Africa where he taught recording arts & sciences to young artists in Khartoum.

Matt’s music has been featured on ABC Family’s series “The Fosters” and “Bones” and he appears on two Grammy Award-winning classical albums recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch with the acapella men’s ensemble Chanticleer.

With Special Guests:
El Sistema Youth Choir
The Pride Men’s Chorus London

July 26 – Pride Open Mic
It’s time to show off your talent London! Play a song, read some poetry, perform a dance or show off your comedic skills. The stage is open to anyone & everyone!
Doors open at 6:00pm & performances start at 7:00pm.
Sign up in advance by emailing chad@pridelondon.ca.

July 27 – Pride Men’s Chorus London
Join us during Pride London for the fourth performance of the Pride Men’s Chorus London, a group that welcomes singers of all ages, abilities, sexual orientations & gender identities who love to sing. Enjoy a variety of selections from classical & traditional, to pop, musical theatre & rock. A night you won’t want to miss!

Mission: The Pride London Men’s Chorus is the brainchild of Rod Culham in collaboration with Clark Bryan.  Many individuals from within and outside of the Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans-gendered communities, support the choir.  The aim of PMCL is to continue the battle to erase discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification.  It will also aim to build a bridge to the greater global community.

 

Be sure to check out the other events going on through Pride week here!