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Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2022

Our first festive concert since 2019 was held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh on Saturday 10 December – a cold and wet night and except for those who couldn’t make it because of the weather (we missed you!) it was a full house. Thank you to all our friends and supporters for coming along. It was a joyous evening!

Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2022

Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2019

This year’s concert was a sell-out at Stockbridge Parish Church on Saturday 14 December. Many thanks to Sigrid Nielsen for sharing her photographs of the evening.

Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2019

Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2019

Our annual Fringe concert on Saturday 10 August at St Cuthbert’s was a resounding success. A huge thank you to all of you who supported us and Waverley Care when there was so much going on that same evening. All proceeds went to Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C Charity. Many thanks to Alison Taylor for taking the photographs.

Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2019

Stonewall 50 Concert

Our first concert of 2019 was delayed so we could celebrate the Stonewall Riots during Pride month.

Stonewall 50 Concert

Loud & Proud Sing at the Castle

We were delighted to help launch the Historic Environment Scotland’s LGBTI+ network at Edinburgh Castle as part of LGBT History Month in February 2019.

Historic Environment Scotland LGBTI+ Network Launch

Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2018

Our first festive concert with our new musical director Kathleen Cronie. We all had a great time and judging by the audience’s reaction so did they. Thank you for all your enthusiastic support. All photos by Steve O’Donnell.

Loud & Proud Festive Concert 2018

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.

On the Fringe 2018 – Preparations and Rehearsals
On the Fringe 2018 – The Concert
Phil Gillespie’s Photographs – The Lead Up
Phil Gillespie’s Photographs – The Performance

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.

Preconcert Preparation
Preconcert Rehearsal
Starnberg See
Street Party on Odeonsplatz
Our Last Meetup
The Closing Ceremony

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.

The Rainbow Assembly – Rehearsals
The Rainbow Assembly – The Final Rehearsal
The Rainbow Assembly – The Concert
The Rainbow Assembly – The Coda

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.

Festive Concert 2017

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.

The Ceilidh 2017

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 on the Fringe 2017 – Rehearsals
Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2017 – The Concert

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.

Busking on the Fringe 2017

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 at Pride 2017

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.

Spring Concert 2017 – Rehearsals
Spring Concert 2017 – The Performance

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.

Festive Concert 2016 – Rehearsals
Festive Concert 2016 – Behind the Scenes
Festive Concert 2016 – The Performance

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.

Spring Concert 2016 – Rehearsals
Spring Concert 2016 – The Performance
Craigie Choir sings at Spring Concert 2016

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.

Festive Concert 2015 – Preparations & Rehearsals
Festive Concert 2015 – Our 10th Birthday Concert
Festive Concert 2015 – Post Concert Gathering

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.

Fringe Concert Afternoon Rehearsal
Fringe Concert Final Rehearsal

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 at the Book Festival

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 Pride Concert June 2005

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.

Loud & Proud’s Very First Performance

Spring Concert 2015

Our Tenth Anniversary Spring Concert was held on Saturday 16th May in Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe-Coburg Street, Edinburgh.

Spring Concert 2015
Warming up for Final Rehearsal
Rehearsal with Guest Choir Östergök
Final Rehearsal

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.

World AIDS Day 2014

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.

Reception at the Scottish Parliament

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.

Spring Concert 2014 – The Final Rehearsal
Spring Concert 2014 – The Concert

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

Gaiety Theatre
Kiwi Blessings
Singing in the City – Dublin Town Hall
With Out Loud Sheffield – Dublin Town Hall
Official Rehearsal
Run up to the Main Performance
Main Performance