LGBT History Month 2017

It’s LGBT History Month! Loud and Proud Choir are pleased to have been invited to sing at two very special events, both FREE and open to all. We would love to see you there!

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 1-1.30pm
The Great Hall – Scottish National Portrait Gallery, York Place, Edinburgh
Come and listen to a small but perfectly formed selection of songs selected especially for LGBT History Month in the wonderful surroundings of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 7.30pm
Dunbar Grammar School, Summerfield Road, Dunbar EH42 1NJ
An evening organised by Dunbar Grammar’s LGBTI+ group with singing, raffle, bake sale raising funds for an LGBT+ charity and a talk from Dunbar Grammar’s LGBT+ Allies group about why LGBT+ groups are still needed within schools and what can be done to support them. To secure your place please call Dunbar Grammar School on 01368 863339.

LGBT Winter Concert

We are taking part in LGBT Health and Wellbeing‘s Winter Fair at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace on Saturday 10 December from 3pm. Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus are opening the concert and Loud & Proud will close with a few songs from our Festive repertoire. Our own Festive concert is on Saturday 17 December in St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road. See the Performances page for more details.

Light Nights

We will no longer be taking part again in Light Nights – Edinburgh’s Christmas outdoor concerts – on Sunday 20 November. Look out for other taking in George Street.

Vigil for Orlando

rainbow umbrellaLoud & 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 have a busy Autumn 2015

LGBT Health & Wellbeing LogoLoud & Proud took part in Edinburgh Light Nights in George Street on Sunday 22 November along with lots of other performers to mark the beginning of the Edinburgh’s winter festivities programme. Several members of the choir were interviewed for TV afterwards which was broadcast live to the revellers.

After our successful opening gig at the The Edinburgh International Book Festival Event in August we were invited again to part in an event at Waterstones in George Street on Tuesday 24 November. We sang for a small but very enthusiastic crowd on the stairs at in the bookshop and were plied with Espresso Martinis afterwards. A memorable evening.

LBGT Health and Wellbeing invited us to take part in their annual Winter Concert and Sunday 6 December at Walpole Hall, Chester Street. The afternoon included a varied range of music, including a turn by Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus. Warming fun on a cold winter’s day.