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World AIDS Day 2018 - National AIDS Trust collection for 2018

Sat, 1 Dec 2018

This year was the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day and this was the first of two performances for us on the same day.  Last year we took part in the National AIDS Trust World AIDS Day fundraising campaign by performing at Temple Meads Railway Station (along with many other choirs who did the same at their local railway station).

This year we suggested moving the event to Cabot Circus to take advantage of the larger footfall there.  This strategy seemed to work as we increased the amount raised last year considerably, collecting just under £200 in our buckets.

Thanks to everyone who came to support us and to the photographers who contributed to our gallery.  Here's to next year's event.


Africa

Colour My World
Elton John Medley
One Day Like This
Rise

River Deep Mountain High
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
This Is Me
We Are Family


Thanks to everyone who shared photos taken on the day, inluding choir and audience members:


Brigstowe World AIDS Day 30th Anniversary Celebration

Sat, 1 Dec 2018
We were once again delighted to be invited to support Brigstowe's annual World AIDS Day event by performing at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day, held at The Watershed on Bristol's Harbourside.

We performed 3 songs for an appreciative audience. 


Rise
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Elton John Medley


Thanks to Dawei Qi, wo made these video clips of  our performance:
Elton John Medley (Crocodile Rock)
 
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
 
Elton John Medley (Your Song)
 
Rise (Excerpt)
 


Bristol Pride

Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Our 9th Bristol Pride performance, and one of our best, it has to be said.

Due to the sheer numbers attending the parade and subsequently, the arena, our show time was delayed by over half an hour and cut short by 5 minutes, meaning that we sacrificed 'Africa'.

This performance was memorabe for two reasons; one being the debut of a new song (for us), This Is Me, which was a definite crowdpleaser; and secondly, for the bouncing stage, which oscillated in time with our movements.

The weather was glorious (as it always seems to be for Pride) and we also had a successful day at our Pride stall, selling quite a few copies of our new DVD 'X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol', as well as gaining some potential new members.


Here's a slideshow video of our day, as captured by choir members and others, set to 'This Is Me'.  Thanks go to all the Facebook photographers, and Abigail Smith and Bhagesh Sachania for their 'proper' photos.

 


(Africa)
Colour My World
This Is Me
Disco Fever (new)
River Deep Mountain High


 


World Premiere of 'X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol'

Sun, 24 Jun 2018
Our first ever premiere, in a cinema.  To celebrate the release of our DVD, 'X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol - The Video', we previewed the concert film to choir members and guests at The Veryman Cinema, in Whiteladies Road.


 


The Great Brunel Buskathon 2018

Tue, 19 Jun 2018
For the second year running, we performed at Southmead Hospital's Great Brunel Buskathon, to help raise funds for their prostate cancer charity.  This gave us a chance to 'test' the planned repertoire for the forthcoming Bristol Pride performance. It was the first time we performed 'This Is Me' outside our rehearsal venue.


Africa
We Are Family
This Is Me
Disco Fever
Colour My World
River Deep Mountain High
Encore:
Africa
We Are Family


The hospital charity coordinator broadcast the opening performance of Africa live on social media
 


Various Voices - Sing Out Bristol performance - Munich

Sat, 12 May 2018
Our second and final performance of the Various Voices 2018 festival, took place in the open air venue at Odeonsplatz, in the city centre of Munich. 


A large enthusiastic crowd quickly gathered, giving us one of the best reactions we have ever seen from an audience.  The decision was taken to drop the moves to 'One', as we had already decided not to wear the trademark hats, integral to the moves.  The audience were having none of it, however, and some had obviously seen our performance at The Gasteig, the previous day, as they performed the moves for us, in an extraordinary show of support.


These comments, from choir members who attended, refer to the whole 5 days of the festival, when asked for their highlights of the week.

Nigel Wilkins (Tenor):
Best: singing on Saturday at 6pm, mericfully without bells, with a great audience which included a choir that were mimicking us. What a compliment!
A close second was singing Carmina Burana after a single rehearsal, with plenty of support given so freely by fellow Tenor 1s.
It felt like singing at the last night of the proms
Third and finally: Shamelessly drinking ???? and eating currywurst, in the sun for lunch on Saturday, while listening to Manchester L&G Chorus, followed by ????, with My Man.
A big thank you to you all for working hard to make my choir look and sound soooooo good. The audience reaction was FAB and I am very proud to be part of of a great choir. ♥?

Leanne Curtis (Alto):
My top moments were... Dancing until I nearly dropped with the samba band! Partying until we were the last ones standing. Being in the front row and experiencing the outdoor stage and audience vibe on Saturday. So much love.

Dean Buck (Bass):
Top moment was the open top performance (in the Odeonsplatz)

Ross Slade (Bass):
What a week in Munich it's been. Despite a case of food poisoning, injuring my foot and then getting stuck in a lift at the Holiday Inn, it's been an amazing time. Seen so many great LGBT choirs from all over the world and learned a lot from seeing such talented groups of people. Highlight was definitely performing at Odeonsplatz in the open air. What a great crowd doing all our moves! Roll on Bologna 2022!

Alfie Green (Bass):
Conchita :) loved the gala concert, being in a space where i could be myself and hanging out with my second family.


Africa
One Day Like This
Let the River Run
Skyfall
One
We Are Family




Various Voices - Sing Out Bristol performance - Munich

Fri, 11 May 2018
The first of two performances at Various Voices 2018, in Munich, Germany.

This performance took place in the prestigious Philharmonie, the largest of the four concert halls at the impressive Gasteig, which served as the hub for the 5 days of the festival.


These comments are from choir members who attended and refer to the whole five day long festival, when asked for their personal highlights of the week.

Jess Horder (Soprano):
My highlights: no different to many others; performing at Philamonie was special, but I think topped by Odeonsplatz,and the genuine warmth which surrounded us whilst we sang and danced, I have goosebumps thinking about it! I loved listening to Carmina Burana, the atmosphere it created, and loved seeing so many people enjoying it, LGBTI, straight, and whatever, sharing a special time together in harmony. Oh and that the sun shone so brightly for us that day!!! Munich rocked!

LiSah Stuart (Soprano):
Highlights..performing at the phenominal Philharmonie......on stage at Odeonsplatz playing to a great crowd in the sun, real fun....the buzz in the air after the Carmina, Wow....and partying with my super Singout family...???? ???????? X

Georgia Spooner (Alto):
My highlights : front row cherry pop, dancing to samba band, chats with people I don't chat to much, lots and lots of laughter, being part of a big bubble xxx

Michael Reynolds (Tenor):
Highlights.. many, but singing on stage in philharmonic was amazing. But the crowd at the outdoor venue. Most of all the best thing was being with the amazing Sing Out Bristol xx

Jude English (Alto): .
singing in the Gasteig, what an amazing venue. The Atlanta choir and Edinburgh Out and Loud . Percusion number One and the premiere piece at the finale.

Rhi O'Gorman (Alto):
Dancing our socks off to Samba, hair wars with Jo, bear hugs with the boys, audience participation on Saturday.

Lucy Pederson (Alto):
My highlight was hanging out with these guys and singing Carmena Burana with thousands of others

Nick Gill (Bass):
Highlight 1: Reconnecting with old friend not seen for 40 years when neither of us were out and who doesn't do social media and is now part of Brighton Rainbow Chorus.
Highlight 2: Warm-up to Carmena Burana in Odeonsplatz when straight couple wandered into Bass 2 area and got caught up in group massages and waltzes. Husband seemed to enter into the spirit!


 
River Deep Mountain High
Angel
Dúlamán
Skyfall
The Long Day Closes
One


No official videos were made during the trip, however, below is a 'tongue-in-cheek' look at the week's highlights.
 


X - 10 Years of Sing Out Bristol CONCERT 2 - LSO, Sing Out Bristol

Sat, 14 Apr 2018

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The second, and final, night of our 10th Anniversary concerts (with guest choir South Wales Gay Mens Chorus, from Cardiff).


From one of our new members, Ollie Lewis (Bass) on Facebook:
"I just wanted to pass on that all my friends and family were completely amazed by the performance last night. They were impressed by the brilliant organisation of the concert, the choice of songs and the professionalism by all!

A lot has been said already but I am sat here on a high from last night and I just had to write something!

Obviously I understand the efforts that went into this weekends concert and I just wanted to thank you all for making my first ever concert an amazing experience. I can’t tell you how nervous I felt waiting on those stairs to go on stage Friday night. Amazingly as soon as we started the moves for Adiemus I got well into it. Doing Friday's show put me totally at ease with Saturday’s show and I enjoyed every second being on stage Saturday. Dave - thanks for organising the after party at the Queenshilling as such short notice - it was the perfect way to end the night!

I just wanted to thank you Sing Out not only to an amazing performance weekend but for making me feel so welcome since joining in September. I have made some amazing friends for life already and it’s great to gradually get to know more and more people. I can honestly say it’s the best thing I have done for years joining you guys. You make me feel incredibly proud!

Special thanks to Rónán, Dan, Dawai, Steve, Dave, Lindsey and Kellie for just being awesome! Also to Carlos and Tomek you guys have become such awesome best friends! There are also so many more who have become friends and have made my time with the choir brilliant - you know who you are! Huge thank you to Neil Forsyth for making me feel so comfortable in my early few weeks and beyond. At times where I just couldn’t get the songs you always give me sound advice!"

From Fergal Doyle (Tenor) on Facebook:
My parents literally haven’t stopped raving about the concert since Saturday night. Tears all round. It was the first time in about 10 years that’s I’ve sang in public (drunk karaoke doesn’t really count), and the first time in my life that I’ve broken down the barriers in my ever so compartmentalised life; The real me, the family me, the home me, the performer me. (It was also my parents first time ever in a gay bar and they were up dancing till 2am!)  It wouldn’t have happened without the choir. Thank you all for being wonderful humans and even more wonderful singers, conductors, choreographers, musicians,organisers etc etc. Xx

From Richard Davies (Tenor) on Facebook:
"My family and friends were bowled over by our performance last night. They told me that we were fantastic, a beautiful blend of voices and very professional! I'm so proud to be a member of Sing Out Bristol! Thank you to everyone who made our 10 Year Anniversary concerts possible and so memorable - what a team! X"

From Rhi O'Gorman (Alto) on Facebook:
"Thank you Sing Out family for the best performances yet. I had a blast. My mum is still trying to get over her first drag king experience, my partner's parents/step parents have been inspired to join a choir and EVERYONE loved the shows. Scarborough Fair and Dulaman were the favourites. Big Question: what am I going to listen to on the way to work now?!"


"Five stars ! I loved the controlled singing, the choice of songs,the Gailic one [Dúlamán] at the end of the first half made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up .I thought the visiting choir Vibe,was also outstanding and joyous. Loved the little Downs Syndrome girl . So good to see inclusion not rejection. The signer was mesmeric! . Three conductors,all so inspirational. A wonderful evening ,thank you!"

"Superb!"

"Excellent show, so many happy faces."

"Excellent performance and a truly wonderful evening."

"Amazing night!! Bring back the Welsh!!."

"Well presented. The last half hour of the show was particularly spectacular and sent the audience away eager to return."

"It was brilliant."

"I had a side seat but it did not stop me enjoying the show.!"

"All good."



Click on each track to stream/download the audio recording of the performance:
ACT ONE

Adiemus
Skyfall
Viva La Vida
Let The River Run
Africa
Here Comes The Sun (SSAA)
Come What May (LSO)
River Deep Mountain High
Bread and Roses
Cantique de Jean Racine
Dúlamán
ACT TWO
One Day Like This
Angel
Scarborough Fair/Sound of Silence
The Long Day Closes
Gold (LSO)
The Long and Winding Road
Abba Medley (Jetse Bremer)
One (Singular Sensation)
ENCORE
Disco Fever (New)
We Are Family


SLIDESHOW: THE MAKING OF 'X - 10 YEARS OF SING OUT BRISTOL'

DVD TRAILER

TIMELINE SLIDESHOW PART ONE

TIMELINE SLIDESHOW PART TWO


FACEBOOK PHOTOS SLIDESHOW
 

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER:



X - 10 Years of Sing Out Bristol CONCERT 1 - LSO, Sing Out Bristol

Fri, 13 Apr 2018
VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP TO PURCHASE THE OFFICIAL PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED VIDEO OF THE PERFORMANCE, ON DVD OR HD DOWNLOAD

The first of two shows to celebrate our 10th Anniversary (with guest choir, 'Vibe' from Portishead (MD Wendy Sergeant).

From Iain Elkington (Tenor) on Facebook:
"I'm still on a high from the concert, a fantastic couple of nights! My dad said that the concert was such fun, and he and the rest of my guests enjoyed it so much.

Thank you, SOB, for another fabulous concert!"

From Tomek Pawlicki (Tenor) on Facebook:
"All I felt that weekend was love, support, warmth and happiness. 
Everyone in Sing Out Bristol 
U don’t know what u do to people and how much u give  

After this concert I felt so close to all of u and felt like I belong here."

From Leanne Curtis (Alto) on Facebook:
"Thank you all for making my first concert experience an amazing one!! One I will never forget. I felt like I've been part of your choir for years and from day one you've all made me feel so welcome and have quickly become an invaluable part of my life. My choir family. I honestly couldn't imagine life without it/you all now. You rock!!!! Well done all!! We did it!! Here's to Munich and Pride!! Xx"

From Suzanne Doyle (Soprano) on Facebook:
Is anyone else too buzzing to sleep! What a fab night. Thank you all for a great concert and for being my friends and gay sing out family. So excited we get to do it again tomorrow :-) xxxxx

From Darren Flaxstone (Tenor) on Facebook:
"Was chatting to our fab Icon Films camera crew at work today and they were hugely impressed by our weekend performances. Jahlani, our main camera guy was moved to tears by Viva La Vida. He thinks its better than the original !! :-)"


"Five stars ! I loved the controlled singing, the choice of songs,the Gailic one [Dúlamán] at the end of the first half made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up .I thought the visiting choir Vibe,was also outstanding and joyous. Loved the little Downs Syndrome girl . So good to see inclusion not rejection. The signer was mesmeric! . Three conductors,all so inspirational. A wonderful evening ,thank you!"

"Brilliant!"

"The show was fantastic - upbeat and inspirational."

"Fantastic show, really enjoyed the evening."

"Joyous, life-affirming and celebratory, this was a polished performance: in turn, slick, sassy and soulful, with a range of music to suit all tastes, from contemporary classical, to Broadway, to pop. A night of sheer fun for everyone."

"Wonderful event."

"Thrilling and entertaining!"

"Fun, fun, fun!"

"Absolutely amazing harmonies. Positive vibes and simple but brilliant choreography. I loved it!"

"This was the best thing I have ever seen - the choir sang so beautifully and enthralled the audience with their musical diversity"

 "Fabulous. Truly amazing!"


Click on each track to stream/download the audio recording of the performance:
ACT ONE

Adiemus
Skyfall
Viva La Vida
Let The River Run
Africa
Here Comes The Sun (SSAA)
Come What May (LSO)
River Deep Mountain High
Bread and Roses
Cantique de Jean Racine
Dúlamán
ACT TWO
Fix You
Angel
Scarborough Fair/Sound of Silence
The Long Day Closes
Gold (LSO)
The Long and Winding Road
Abba Medley (Jetse Bremer)
One (Singular Sensation)
ENCORE
Disco Fever (New)
We Are Family


SLIDESHOW: THE MAKING OF 'X - 10 YEARS OF SING OUT BRISTOL'

DVD TRAILER

TIMELINE SLIDESHOW PART ONE

TIMELINE SLIDESHOW PART TWO


FACEBOOK PHOTOS SLIDESHOW
 

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER:



Hand in Hand 2017 - LSO, Sing Out Bristol

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 to Sun, 20 Aug 2017
Hand in Hand is a festival for UK based LGBT choirs, held every two years.



Previous festivals have taken place in London (2013) and Brighton (2015).  Manchester was our second Hand In Hand, with over 60 of us travelling north for the weekend in mid August 2017.

The festival is a mixture of performances (each choir performs once for around 25 minutes) to an audience made up of other choirs and the general public), workshops (a full programme of workshops takes place covering,  amongst other subjects, choralography, singing techniques, MD and co-chair discussions) and social events. The weekend closed with a march from the People's Museum of Manchester to the Town Hall.

Our perfomance took place at 7pm on the Saturday (19th) in the Royal Northern College of Music Theatre.



Music Director & Conductor: Rónán de Búrca
Assistant Music Director & Conductor: Kellie Walters
Accompanist: Amy Brewer
Hand In Hand Coordinators: Dan Cragg & Suzanne Doyle


Official Performance Video:


 


Bristol Pride

Sat, 8 Jul 2017
For the 9th consecutive year, we opened Bristol Pride, after first participating (and singing) in the Pride Parade.

This was far and away, the biggest Pride event held in Bristol, to date, with approximately 35,000 people attending at some point during the day.  At the time of our performance (around 1pm), the organisers reported that around 8,000 people were on the site.  Although not all of them would have been watching us, it's safe to say that this was our biggest ever audience.

We performed a number of songs from our last concert, Fifty Shades of Gay, as well as a couple of additional songs, just for Pride.  

Music Director & Conductor: Rónán de Búrca.

Slideshows



50 Shades Of Gay - LSO, Sing Out Bristol

Sat, 22 Apr 2017


Widely acknowledged to be our best performance to date, 50 Shades Of Gay was our hommage to the vibrancy, diversity and colour of Bristol.  We used the huge St Georges screen above us to showcase the choir and Bristol.

Each of the songs in our repertoire that night, linked to a colour and a series of images showing Bristol landmarks in that colour, accompanied our performance.  We also, showed interviews with some of our members talking about their favourite colours and why they love Bristol, as well as a video review of our past 12 months.



The entire concert audio is available to buy and download from our online shop.

Concert Directors: Suzanne Doyle & Ali Blake (Sopranos)
Music Director & Conductor: Rónán de Búrca
Assistant Conductor: Kellie Walters
Accompanist: Amy Brewer

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