Out Aloud, Sheffield's Gay Choir
Out Aloud is Sheffield's LGBT Choir. It was formed in 2006 and enables lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people in Sheffield to enjoy singing as a community.
There are no auditions and you don't need to be an experienced singer or read music.
"I joined partly for the social thing - being in contact with a different group of people, but people who felt part of my broader community in terms of sexuality"
Currently the choir has over 50 members made up of both beginners and experienced singers. All songs are taught by ear (you can learn from written music if you wish) and we sing everything from contemporary pop to madrigals. The only requirements for joining are that you identify as LGBT and are 16 or over.
"I enjoy singing and I was excited by the idea of having a social circle that wasn't connected with the scene"
You're welcome to come to one or two sessions for free and see if you would like to join. If you do decide to join there is a fee each term (on a sliding scale).
"The main reason I joined was to sing. I'd done a lot of solo and small group singing and I wanted to be part of something bigger. And it's been way way beyond my expectations, it's been absolutely fabulous"
The Choir is led by Val Regan, an experienced community music worker and choir director who is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network. The Choir meets every Wednesday evening during the school term 7.15pm – 9.30pm.
For further information about the Choir and how to join contact us.