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- Philanthropy Conference
The LGBT Giving Network has partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusive Giving program to create the 2014 Philanthropy Conference. The excitement takes place April 24-25, 2014 at The 519
Church Street Community Centre.
The conference offers opportunities for learning and professional development in fundraising and communications that will strengthen organizations. There will be plenty of excellent networking and lively discussions on how to increase revenue for charities that serve the LGBT and HIV/AIDS community. The wide range of highly experienced fundraising and marketing professionals is geared towards staff, volunteers, board members, allied professionals, government representatives, business people, donors and those who believe in building stronger organizations that serve the LGBT and HIV/AIDS community.
- Inside Out Launch Party
LIGHTS! CAMERA! AUCTION!
Join Inside Out at the historical Burroughes Building for the official launch and silent auction of the 2014 Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Be the first to pick up a Program Guide and party with the who’s who of Toronto’s arts and film community. Very special guests Gavin Crawford and DJ Craig Dominic will be out and about to keep the party going. Food and drinks generously provided by Urban Source, Iceberg, Barefoot and Steam Whistle.
Hosted by Gavin Crawford | Music by DJ Craig Dominic
Suggested donation: $10
- Singing OUT! Toronto's LGBTQ Chorus Concert.
Singing Out, Toronto’s largest LGBTQ community choir, presents “OUR TIME: WORLDS TO CHANGE. WORLDS TO WIN.” on Saturday, May 10, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West). Tickets are $25, available online at www.singingout.com, at T.O. Tix (Dundas Square), or in person at Out on the Street (551 Church Street). A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door, one hour before each performance.
Our annual spring concert will showcase the full 110-member SATB choir and our 24-member SATB ensemble. Featuring songs by The Beatles,Simon & Garfunkel, Vivaldi, Stephen Sondheim, the pop band FUN., and Canadian composer jane siberry, this show has something for the classical fan, the Broadway fan, and the contemporary music fan. The May concert includes the world premiere of “Getting Married Again,” a wry look at gay marriage composed by Singing Out’s own Michael Bennett; the world premiere of Siberry’s “The Valley,” arranged with special permission from Siberry herself by Singing Out’s longtime accompanist, Beth Hanson; and the Canadian premiere of “Precious Occurrence,” by Jeremy Fox, the award-winning composer whose music has been performed by New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Backed by Artistic Director Jody Malone, Singing Out welcomes singers of various levels of experience while maintaining a high level of musical excellence. The May concert is a perfect warmup to this summer’s Pride and WorldPride 2014 – Toronto festivities!
Founded in 1992 as a non-auditioned community choir, Singing Out is a member of GALA (the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) and a fixture of the city’s LGBTQ community. The choir has performed in festivals across North America and has reached out to increasingly diverse audiences in recent years, performing this season at the Ajax United Church, the Rainbow Health Ontario Conference, the Toronto Reference Library, and the Northern District Library. Singing Out will also represent Toronto at the Unison Festival, the quadrennial Canadian choral festival for LGBTQ people and their allies, being held this May in Ottawa.
Spring is in the air, so let’s celebrate belonging, unity, and empowerment. It’s our time, Toronto!