Quizzo with Simone!
Jun
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Quizzo with Simone!

Come one, come all! Prepare to flaunt your knowledge of random facts and join the Philadelphia Voices of Pride for an evening of Quizzo hosted by Quizmaster Simone Allender.

Grand prize is $300 CASH. Other fabulous prizes will be available via raffle. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

You may have 1-6 people per team. Entry is $10 at the door (this is $10 per person, not per team). Doors at 7pm.

To register your team, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MZBKYGC.

**FIRST 10 TEAMS TO REGISTER WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF WINE**

We'll see you there!

 

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Freedom's Cry
May
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Freedom's Cry

For tickets, please visit: Brown Paper Tickets.

The current state of affairs has prompted many discussions across our nation and our world. Many differing opinions concerning equality have made themselves apparent over the course of the past year. During times of stark contradiction, sometimes we forget to turn our energy into positive action. This spring, the Philadelphia Voices of Pride (PVOP) is excited to present Freedom's Cry, a concert of songs centered on justice, freedom, and peace. With music ranging from classical to contemporary, PVOP will celebrate and examine the freedom we hold so dear.

Pieces include a beautiful African-American spiritual arranged by Seraphic Fire titled “Steal Away.” In addition, from Queer as Folk fame, Heather Small's inspirational call-to-action song “Proud” will also be performed. In a slightly more classical direction, Giedrius Svilainis' “Vox Populi” reflects the concert's theme as the title itself translates to “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Other songs to look forward to include Stephen Sondheim's moving “Children Will Listen” from the Broadway hit Into the Woods, Simon and Garfunkle's “The Sound of Silence,” Nina Simone's famous and soulful “I Wish I Knew How to be Free,” and Sweet Honey in the Rock's “Ella's Song.” In fact, “Ella's Song” has a relevant and powerful refrain that is deeply reflective of the concert’s message: “We who believe in Freedom cannot rest until it comes.”

Each piece for this concert was carefully listened to and evaluated by PVOP's music committee. Prior to the final selection of songs for this concert, Artistic Director Daniel Schwartz, who oversees the music committee, stated he wanted to present a concert that pushes boundaries.

“I would like songs that make people think, maybe songs people have never heard before. Songs that move people, if only a tiny bit, to search for justice in the world. In my search for repertoire, I have unearthed some songs that are new to me and truly beautiful,” Schwartz said.

Freedom's Cry will be performed Saturday, May 20th, at 8pm at Trinity Center for Urban life (2212 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Dec
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Winter's Glow" - PVOP's 2016 Holiday Concert

We are so excited to perform our first holiday concert, "Winter's Glow," featuring two special guest performers--John Jarboe of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Philly LGBTQI community dance favorite, Men on Tap! The concert program will include secular seasonal favorites, setting the tone for a gorgeous winter, as well as beautiful classic Christmas carols to warm your holiday heart. Of course, no winter concert is complete without an audience sing-along!  

Learn More about "Winter's Glow".

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May
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

TICKETS: The Armed Man- PVOP's 10th Anniversary Concert

EVENT INFORMATION

(concert, ticket, venue information)

CONCERT SYNOPSIS

Our Spring 2016 Concert is Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," accompanied by the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra.  The titular work, commissioned by the British Royal Armouries Museum, commemorates the new millennium by reflecting back on the old one - from fifteenth century battle songs, through a poignant tune of the loss and guilt of survivors of World War I, to an intense, disturbing piece about the horrors of Hiroshima - all intermingled with a striking and emotive rendition of a choral Latin mass, adding depth and new meaning.  

Through these diverse musical styles, both secular and sacred, the work juxtaposes the visceral against the ethereal, the descent into and devastation of war against the promise and hope of peace. Experience this thematic fight for peace in a world tormented by chaos and tragedy—an  invigorating journey towards social justice and religious freedom.    

“For better is peace than always war.”

TICKET DETAILS

  • VIP Experience: $40 - FREE Reception with premium seating and a pre-concert reception including wine and hors d'oeuvres at 7pm (1 hr before concert). Available online and At the Door.  

  • General Admissions: $25 - Tickets Available Online and At the Door

  • Student Admissions*: $10 - DOORS SALES ONLY (Not Available Online. Must present valid student I.D. upon admission)

BUY TICKETS HERE (click the link)
(http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530517)
 

CONCERT VENUE

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral - Front Entrance: 19 S 38th Street,  Philadelphia

For directions and nearby parking information:
 
http://www.philadelphiacathedral.org/directions
 

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Feb
17
to Mar 6

AUDITIONS EXTENDED: Sing THE ARMED MAN - A Mass for Peace with us!!! (not general chorus auditions)

Fellow singers, choral members, songstresses and vocal performers...

BE A PART OF HISTORY

DON'T MISS OUT on this exciting opportunity to sing the infamous and invigorating Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man, a concert-length piece accompanied by Prometheus Chamber Orchestra!

Join us, the Philadelphia Voices of Pride, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary season by performing Karl Jenkins’, The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace). We will be joining forces with the groundbreaking, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, at the stunning Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral to present a much-needed Mass for Peace. (more details below)

The Philadelphia Voices of Pride is the only self-affirming LGBTQ (and Ally), mixed-voice chorus in Philadelphia, which has performed at various functions, including Speaking Out for Equality at the National Constitution Center, the It Gets Better Tour presented at the Kimmel Center, and have opened for the Philadelphia Phillies twice. We have been featured in well-known publications such as GPhilly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Gay News.

DETAILS

Auditions: Sunday 3/6 at 1pm to 3:00pm
(Rehearsals for this piece begin March 8th)

Concert: May 21, 2016 at 8pm
To join audition for this concert, contact pvopmembership@gmail.com for more details

Sound Clip (The Armed Man): https://youtu.be/ezFNIyyGT2o

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Nov
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Fall Concert: "Deja Vu - Ten Years Later" (10th Anniversary Concert)

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of excellence. 

Philadelphia Voices of Pride's Fall 2015 concert, “Déjà vu- Ten Years Later” is a 10th anniversary celebration, ten years bringing the LGBTQ community together through music and sound.

Enjoy a thrilling evening highlighting the very essence of the Philadelphia Voices of Pride - our love for musical variety- Broadway, classical, pop and more! From 'Sweeney Todd, and Lady Gaga’s 'Telephone', to 'The Mothers of Brazil', re-live your favorite PVOP songs and standards from the past decade in one beautifully grand celebration. 

Hope to share a toast with you soon!

Tickets Sold at the Door: 
$25 General Admission
$15 with Student I.D

www.PVOP.org

 

Want to place an advertisement in our "Deja Vu" Program?

Download our Fall 2015 Ad Contract HERE

OR

Contact Us for more information!

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Thank You

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Jun
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Spring Concert: "Brahms & Broadway" (Saturday Performance)

Saturday Location: 
Trinity Center For Urban Life
2212 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 191

About "Brahms & Broadway"
The Philadelphia Voices Of Pride and Daniel Schwartz, Artistic Director, presents...

Our Spring 2015 concert, “Brahms & Broadway,” is a glorious homage to living life to the fullest. This concert will invigorate your soul and inspire you to live every day like it’s your last. No regrets as we celebrate standing up for what’s right, finding independence and appreciating all that matters in life— true happiness. Enjoy a riveting evening as we sing Brahms and songs from some of your favorite performances to ever grace the stage like Wicked, Rent, and Into the Woods!

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Jun
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Spring Concert: "Brahms & Broadway" (Friday Performance)

Friday Location: 
Lutheran Church of the Atonement (ELCA)
1542 East Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa

FREE-Will Donation is appreciated
**Light fair, beer and wine available**

About "Brahms & Broadway"
The Philadelphia Voices Of Pride and Daniel Schwartz, Artistic Director, presents...

Our Spring 2015 concert, “Brahms & Broadway,” is a glorious homage to living life to the fullest. This concert will invigorate your soul and inspire you to live every day like it’s your last. No regrets as we celebrate standing up for what’s right, finding independence and appreciating all that matters in life— true happiness. Enjoy a riveting evening as we sing Brahms and songs from some of your favorite performances to ever grace the stage like Wicked, Rent, and Into the Woods!

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May
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mazzoni Center's 2015 Elixer: The Cure for the Common Gala

Philadelphia Voices is Pride are proud to perform at Mazzoni Center's 2015 Elixer: The Cure for the Common Gala! Come out to support a great cause, and get a sneak-peek from our June Concert, Brahms & Broadway (June 6th).

About: 

Mazzoni Center is marking our 35th anniversary of providing quality comprehensive health and wellness services to Philadelphia's LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities - so we hope you can join us for a historic celebration on Friday, May 15 at the Water Works!

Location: 


Mill House Deck at Philadelphia’s historic Water Works 
640 Waterworks Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tickets:

You can purchase tickets to this fabulous event. It's for a good cause.
Purchase Tickets HERE
Learn More: https://mazzonicenter.org/elixir2015 

 

 

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PVOP Auditions
Jan
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

PVOP Auditions

Do you like to sing? Would you like to be part of Philadelphia's Premier LGBTQ chorus? Then come out and audition!

Don't worry if you haven't sung in a chorus before, or if it's been a while. The artistic director Daniel Schwartz holds auditions privately and will help you in recognizing your voice part.

Auditions are held at the William Way Community Center (1215 Spruce St, Philadelphia) and are very low-key. You may choose to prepare a song selection if you wish. The Artistic Director will be listening to ensure you have pitch-match ability (being able to sing in key). The artistic director will have you sing some scales to find your singing voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Music reading is encouraged but not required. Auditions generally take less than 15 minutes.

To schedule an audition time slot, please contact:

membership@pvop.org

We can't wait to hear you sing!

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PVOP Auditions
Jan
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

PVOP Auditions

Do you like to sing? Would you like to be part of Philadelphia's Premier LGBTQ chorus? Then come out and audition!

Don't worry if you haven't sung in a chorus before, or if it's been a while. The artistic director Daniel Schwartz holds auditions privately and will help you in recognizing your voice part.

Auditions are held at the William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia) and are very low-key. You may choose to prepare a song selection if you wish. The Artistic Director will be listening to ensure you have pitch-match ability (being able to sing in key). The artistic director will have you sing some scales to find your singing voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Music reading is encouraged but not required. Auditions generally take less than 15 minutes.

To schedule an audition time slot, please contact:

membership@pvop.org

We can't wait to hear you sing!

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Dec
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

OUT on the Holidays-- A PVOP Holiday Cabaret!

It's that wonderful time of the year when the temperature goes down and the holiday lights go up! Why spend the evening in when you could be OUT with us?! 

Hear us sing your holiday favorites and endearing forgotten tunes on a set stage of merriment and delight. Join us for a magical evening of Holiday Songs, Sounds and Classic Sing-a-longs!!! 

There will be light fare and drinks served during the show BUT your first glass is on us! So, Sit Back & Relax, Tuesday, December 9th at 7:30pm at the William Way LGBT Community Center in the Ballroom. 
 

Tickets: $20 (Sold at Ballroom Door)
Facebook Event URl: https://www.facebook.com/events/946469875382957

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaVoicesOfPride

*** This is Philadelphia Voices of Pride FUNDRAISER. We thank you for your continued support***

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Fall Concert: British Invasion
Nov
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Fall Concert: British Invasion

Like the soundtrack to our favorite British RomCom, The Philadelphia Voices of Pride's Fall 2014 Concert,"British Invasion", touches our hearts with some of our favorite British feel-good songs. Drive through the beautiful countryside, walk with your lover through the rainy city streets, or dance to your hearts content at the corner pub. Hear us sing song selections by Adele, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Vaughan Williams and more! So join us November 22, 2014 at 8pm at the Trinity Center For Urban Life for an wonderful evening you won't forget! 


Tickets are available at the door for $25 or $12.50 with Student I.D.

Visit our Facebook Event Page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/851830728184913/

For more information about our concert venue, visit them online: www.trinitycentercity.org

Philadelphia Voices Of Pride- Fall 2014 Concert

Philadelphia Voices Of Pride- Fall 2014 Concert

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It Gets Better
Nov
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

It Gets Better

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kimmel Center Presents
sponsored by
TD Bank
It Gets Better

Perelman Theater

Saturday, November 8, 7:00 pm

Written and directed by Speak Theater Arts' Liesel Reinhart, It Gets Better is infused with the dynamic musical energy of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the internationally recognized branding of the It Gets Better Project™. It Gets Better provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, one of the most challenging issues among today's young adults and adolescents.

The It Gets Better Project™ was founded in September, 2010, when the first it gets better video was uploaded to YouTube, igniting a worldwide phenomenon. That video offered a desperately needed message of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. It urged them to tough it out through the bullying and other challenges that confronted them in their teenage years, and described the positive future they could experience as adults. It told them that no matter how difficult things may be today, it gets better. Today, the mission of the It Gets Better Project™ is to communicate to LGBT youth around the world that it gets better, and to help effect the changes necessary to make it so. The team at the It Gets Better Project collaborated with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in bringing the it gets better message to the stage.

Community Partners include:

  • Philadelphia Young Playwrights
  • The Attic Youth Center
  • The Mazzoni Center
  • The William Way LGBT Community Center
  • GALAEI
  • PFLAG Philadelphia Chapter
  • CHOICE Hotline
  • Falcons Soccer Club (an LGBTQ team)
  • Anna Crusis Philadelphia Woman's Choir
  • The Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • UPENN LGBTQ Student Union
  • Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
  • HRC Greater Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
  • Sister Cities Women's Choir
  • City of Brotherly Love Softball League
  • Philly CAM
  • Leeway Foundation
  • Athlete Ally
  • State representative Brian K. Sims
  • Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
  • Philadelphia Voices of Pride

  • Philadelphia Union
  • Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition

 

All artists and programs subject to change.

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AUDITION and join PVOP!
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

AUDITION and join PVOP!

PVOP last's concert, Shake, Rattle & Reign went off very well! But, we are already thinking about our next concert; something about a British Invasion??!! Sign up to audition and join our fun and awesome chorus!

Auditions for our Fall/Winter Semester are coming up soon on Tuesday, August 26th.  If you're interested in joining us, please e-mail membership@pvop.org to set up your time slot!

Auditions are very easy and low-key. You may choose to prepare a piece or just sing any song you know. The Artistic Director will be listening to ensure you have pitch-match ability (being able to sing in key). The artistic director will also have you sing some scales to find your singing voice part (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Auditions generally take less than 15 minutes.

 

We look forward to hearing your voice!

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PVOP Summer Picnic
Aug
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

PVOP Summer Picnic

Come relax with your favorite PVOP buddies; both new and returning members are welcome! Remember to bring standard picnic supplies (blanket, cups, plate, etc) and a dish to share. Meet at 3 pm in the Fairmount Park Azalea Gardens. It's bound to be loads of fun!

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"Thats So Gay" Exhibit by the Philadelphia Library Company
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Thats So Gay" Exhibit by the Philadelphia Library Company

Philadelphia Voices of Pride is proud to announce a performance to celebrate the Philadelphia Library Company's next exhibit, “That’s So Gay: Outing Early America.” The exhibit will be on display at the Philadelphia Library Company (1314 Locust Street) from February 10th, 2014 to October 17th, 2014. A special viewing of the exhibit will be available at the William Way Community Center on Monday, June 30th, 2014; followed by a concert sung by the Philadelphia Voices of Pride. In addition, the tap dancing group Men on Tap will perform their hit number “Light in the Loafers.” Please visit http://www.librarycompany.org/events/index.htm for more information. We hope to see you there!

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Shake, Rattle & Reign
Jun
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Shake, Rattle & Reign

Our Spring 2014 concert, “Shake, Rattle and Reign,” is a musical journey from childhood through royalty. The concert will include Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” and Rutter’s “Five Childhood Lyrics,” as well as pieces by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Other songs speak of queens, both heavenly and dancing.

Saturday, June 14th

The concert will start at 8pm, with the doors opening at 7:30pm.

Trinity Center For Urban Life, 2212 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.

Limited street parking is available. Guests are encouraged to use public transportation for easiest access.

Tickets may be purchased from any PVOP member, or at the PVOP Booth at PrideFest on June 8th. Tickets will also be made available at the door. Cash and VISA/MasterCard credit cards are accepted. $25, or $12.50 for students with ID.

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PrideFest
Jun
8
12:00pm12:00pm

PrideFest

The 2014 International Pride Theme is
"Reflections of Pride"

Philly Pride's 2014 logo shows a rainbow reflection of the Philadelphia icon, the Liberty Bell.

Our logo was created by coordinator and board member, Sal Loggia

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Jan
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

No Passport Required

Join Philadelphia Voices of Pride as they present "No Passport Required" a musical journey around the world.  

Concert will be held at Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Street on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. Doors open at 7:30 and the program begins at 8 pm. 

 Get your tickets early by contacting us at info@pvop.org

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Jan
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Auditions!

Do you like to sing? Want to join an awesome group of LGBTQ and allied singers? You need to audition to be a part of PVOP! We hold our auditions at the William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.  Sunday, January 19th, 2014 from Noon to 4 pm will be the next audition time to join!

PVOP has vocalists ranging from expert to novice. Even if you've never sung before, or it has been a while, that's not a reason not to audition. While it is a bonus to read music, it is not required! The artistic director will determine your voice part based on singing basic scales. We do require the ability to match pitch (sing in key).

You may feel free to prepare a piece of your choosing, or the director may ask you to sing a well known song to test for vocal quality. Our Members-At-Large are in charge of setting the audition schedules. You may contact them at membership@pvop.org.

We look forward to hearing from you, and hearing your voice! 

 

 

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