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 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.

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.

General Info

Pride Men’s Chorus London was founded in 2016 and is a program of the Aeolian Hall. PMCL was the 2018 recipient of the Jack Richardson London Music Award Best Classical Vocal (Choir/Group).

More than 40 men sing in the chorus, and those with all levels of musical knowledge are invited to join us. Pride Men’s Chorus London is part of a movement of LGBTQ2 Choirs in the world. Pride Men’s Chorus London made its unexpected debut at the Vigil for The Orlando Massacre hosted at Aeolian Hall on June 14, 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 to open up and celebrate diversity and love.

Pride Men’s Chorus London creates experiences through choral music that promote community, inclusiveness and excellence.  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.

The Pride Celebration Chorus is an all-gender choir, comprised of singers singing in four parts: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. We debuted in Pride London Festival 2018 and had an outstanding concert, and sang again during the 2019 Festival! Stay tuned in the spring for sign-up information for our third year of this chorus!

New members are welcome and encouraged to contact info@aeolianhall.ca for additional information.

 

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 co-Founder, co-Director and 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 Culham

Rod is the co-Founder, co-Director and conductor for 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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