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By |2009-12-10T09:00:00-05:00December 10th, 2009|News|

LGBT Michigan loves to be heard. But activism aside, many are choosing to use their voices to sing in local LGBT and allied choirs.
Out Loud Chorus, a men’s and women’s mixed choir, is based in Washtenaw County. The group welcomes singing and non-singing members, and does not require an audition. They can be reached at http://www.olconline.org or by e-mailing outloudchorus@gmail.com.
Sing Out Detroit is a 35-member mixed choir that meets every Tuesday at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak. Interested members should visit http://www.singoutdetroit.com or contact Linda Brincat at linda@singoutdetroit.com.
One Voice Chorus is also based out of Detroit, which evolved out of the Great Lakes Men’s Chorus. To learn more, visit http://www.onevoicechorus.net.
Sistrum is Lansing’s all-women chorus, begun in 1986. They area auditionining new members on Jan. 18 at Perspective2 in Lansing. Learn more at http://www.sistrum.org.
Also in Lansing is the Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus, founded in 1988. The group welcomes gay and gay-friendly men and women. Find out more at http://www.glgmc.org.
The Detroit Together Men’s Chorus welcomes gay and allied men to their all-male choir, which has been together since 1982. To learn more, visit http://www.dtmc.org or call 248-544-3872.
On the western side of the state, there’s the West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus, which rehearses Wednesday evenings at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Grand Rapids. To learn more, visit http://wmgmc.org.
These groups can be seen solo and in collaboration with other local choirs throughout the winter season.

Saturday, Dec. 12
Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. A night of music with metro Detroit LGBT choir Sing Out Detroit. Tickets: $5. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Sunday, Dec. 13
Homo for the Holidays, 4 p.m. A holiday performance, with special guest Francesca Amari. Tickets: $15. East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center, 2211 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids. http://wmgmc.org

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Holiday Caroling, 7 p.m. Holiday songs performed in the style of carolers. Five15 Media, Mojo and More, 515 S. Washington, Royal Oak. http://www.singoutdetroit.com

Friday, Dec. 18
Turn The World Around, 8 p.m. A collaborative holiday concern with the Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus, Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus and the Gay/Straight Alliance of Lansing Community College. Tickets: $10-25. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, Lansing. http://www.sistrum.org.

Saturday, Dec. 19
Ziegfeld Folliday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 students and seniors. Detroit Together Men’s Chorus, 610 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Madison Heights. 248-544-3872. http://www.dtmc.org

Thursday, Jan. 7
Euchre Tournament, 7 p.m. A euchre fundraiser to benefit Out Loud Chorus, Washtenaw county’s original GLBT chorus. $10 entry, cash prizes. Saut Cabaret and Gallery, 325 Braun Court, Ann Arbor. 734-973-6084. outloudchorus@gmail.com. http://www.olconline.org

Friday, Jan. 29
Feeling Groovy 7 p.m. Songs of the ’60s, performed by Out Loud Chorus at WCC’s Towsley Auditorium, located in the Morris Lawrence Building. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron Drive, Ann Arbor http://www.olconline.org.

Saturday, Jan. 30
Feeling Groovy 7 p.m. Songs of the ’60s, performed by Out Loud Chorus at WCC’s Towsley Auditorium, located in the Morris Lawrence Building. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron Drive, Ann Arbor http://www.olconline.org.

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