A community chorus of the Pikes Peak region, Out Loud is organized to provide the opportunity for gay men and their friends to sing together. It is our goal to use the deep and enriching power of music as a means of fellowship, and a vehicle to reach out to the local GLBT community. We also strive to act as goodwill ambassadors in presenting a positive image of the GLBT folk in the Colorado Springs community.
Founded in 2005 with 8 members Out Loud has grown to nearly 60 voices. Our inaugural concert attracted almost 900 audience members who happily gathered in a space only meant to hold 450. The incredibly cramped audience eagerly chanted, “Be Proud, Out Loud” as we took the stage for our opening number and made history in the Colorado Springs community. We were honored to have the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus in the audience that evening, which surprised us in the middle of the concert with the song “We Are a Family.” This initial concert received an enormous amount of support and correspondence from other gay choruses, the community, family, and friends. The concert was front-page news in the Colorado Springs Gazette, was circulated by the Associated Press, and published on the home page of the Advocate website as well as in its June 6, 2006 issue with a “first hand” account of the organization and its opening night concert.
Join the Out Loud!
Out Loud rehearses most weeks on Monday evening from 6:45 – 9:45 PM. We also host a pot luck dinner on the first Monday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. You are welcomed to attend a rehearsal and/or pot luck to see what the Out Loud experience is like – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm rehearsal is happening when you want to stop by. You can email us at email@example.com and we’ll add you to the notification list for our next auditions.