Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2018
Our annual concert on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at St Cuthbert’s on 18 August was a sell out. We helped raise much needed money for Waverley Care through ticket sales and bucket shaking. It was also the last concert conducted by our loveable, ever hard-working and inspirational maestra Karen Dietz who has been our musical director almost from the beginning in 2005.
Various Voices Munich 2018
Around thirty members and their friends took part in Various Voices, the four-yearly LGBT choir festival which in 2018 was held in Munich. After our scheduled performances was over on the Thursday, the first day, we were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful city, including of course, hearing other choirs from around the world sing for us.
We’d like to thank all those who supported us by taking part in various fund-raising events. Without you our trip would not have been possible.
The Rainbow Assembly
Loud & Proud teamed up with Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus for an evening of singing on 28 April at the Assemby Hall on The Mound to mark the start of their journey to Various Voices 2018 in Munich from 9 to 13 May. Copyright Margot Miller and Aris Liepins.
Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2017
Our first concert at Broughton St Mary’s on Saturday 9 December. Thank you to Kat Kane who took the photographs, all the front of house elves, and to the minister and congregation.
The Ceilidh 2017
Fun was had by all at The Ceilidh held at St Peter’s Church in Lutton Place, to raise money and send members to Various Voices 2018 in Munich.
Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2017
This year’s Fringe concert in aid of Waverley Care was held at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church on Saturday 19 August. Our audience throroughly enjoyed our repertoire of traditional, Scots, pop and show tunes – so much that we received a standing ovation.
Loud & Proud Busking on the Fringe 2017
A group of us came together to busk by the Mercat Cross on the Hight Street to raisefunds forthe choir’s trip to Various Voices in Munich next May 2018.
Loud & Proud at Pride 2017
A contingent of choir members took part in Edinburgh Pride 2017 on 17 June carrying their new banner and singing most of the way – or until they ran out of breath!
Loud & Proud Spring Concert 2017
Our first concert held at Stockbridge Parish Church at the end of May, went down a storm. We performed songs from home, abroad, popular classics, songs from films and protesrt songs. These photographs were taken by Margot Miller.
Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2016
At the end of a difficult year, Loud & Proud came together for their Festive Concert and performed songs from all around the world as a mark of solidarity with LGBT communities everywhere. The following selection of photographs were taken by choir member Margot Miller and supporter Jane Garven.
Vigil for Orlando
Loud & Proud were – well, proud to take part in the Vigil for Orlando in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh during the evening of 15 June 2016. We were all there to give solidarity and support to the survivors, their friends and families of the Pulse shootings on 12 June. We appeared along with Edinburgh Gay Men’s Choir and heard speakers as diverse as the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the Leader of the Scottish Conservatives and MSP for Central Edinburgh, Ruth Davidson and Louise Thomas, owner of the Street bar and speakers from Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network and Unite Against Fascism Edinburgh.
Photos of the occasion are in the Photo Gallery.
Loud & Proud Spring Concert 2016
Our first concert of the year was held at Stockbridge Parish Church on Saturday 7 May. All proceeds went to Waverley Care who also ran the front of house. The following links take you to a selection of photographs by Chris Scott and Phil Gillespie – both professional photographers who very generously volunteered their services.
Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2015
The final concert of our 10th year celebrations was held in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church in Edinburgh’s West End on Friday 11 December.
Loud & Proud Fringe Concert 2015 Rehearsals
Our Festival Fringe concert continued the theme of singing from our repertoire from the last ten years. The concert was held on Saturday 22 August at St Cuthbert’s in Edinburgh’s West End. These photographs were taken by choir member Margot who wanted to take part, hence the lack of photographs of the performance.
Loud & Proud sing at the opening of the Edinburgh International Book Festival
We were thrilled to be asked to perform at the opening of the Edinburgh International Book Festival an Saturday 15 August 2016.
Loud & Proud Pride Concert June 2005
These photos were taken after the concert, the second and last that Emily conducted. She moved back to the US and Karen Dietz took her place. The Pride Concert was such a success that lots of people joined the choir as a result, and Loud & Proud have never looked back.
Loud & Proud’s Very First Performance March 2005
Loud & Proud’s first concert was held in the LGBT Centre in Edinburgh. Guests were invited to stay for refreshments after which members and friends spent the rest of the evening celebrating in Café Sala (now Café Nom de Plume) setting a trend for the years to come.
Spring Concert 2015
Our Tenth Anniversary Spring Concert was held on Saturday 16th May in Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe-Coburg Street, Edinburgh.
World AIDS Day 2014
Loud & Proud are proud to support Waverley Care throughout the year but especially on World AIDS Day which is celebrated on 1st December. The service was held at St John’s Church in the West End of Edinburgh.
Waverley Care Trust – 25 Years Old
Reception at the Scottish Parliament
A contingent from Loud & Proud were invited to take part in Waverley Care Trust’s anniversary celebrations in the Scottish Parliament in October 2014.
Spring Concert 2014
Two albums of photos giving you an idea of what the choir goes through in rehearsal and secondly what you missed last year and can look forward to this year.
Various Voices – Dublin 2014
Various Voices is an international festival of choral singing which attracts LGBT choirs from all over the world. In 2014 the festival was held in Dublin over several days and in several venues. Choirs performed from USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and many other countries. Various Voices is held every four years and Munich is its next host in 2018. Loud & Proud were able to attend with funding from the Big Lottery. Grateful thanks to them.
Breakfast with Loud & Proud
Singing in the City – Dublin Town Hall
With Out Loud Sheffield – Dublin Town Hall
Run up to the Main Performance