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Canadian GALA Choruses Festival 2002

June 21-23, 2002

Host Choruses

  • Forte the Toronto Men's Chorus
  • IRIS the Toronto Women's Chorus
  • Rainbow Voices of Toronto
  • Singing Out! Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Toronto


The following is from the official programme...


We are thrilled to welcome you to the Canadian GALA Festival 2002.

This is the second time that Canada’s gay and lesbian choruses have come together from coast to coast to showcase our rich cultural diversity -- to celebrate and reaffirm who we are as lesbian and gay Canadians -- and to show each other what is possible.

The organizers of Festival 2002 wanted to build on the fabulous experience of Edmonton 1998, a festival with such intimacy and warmth, such heart, and such fabulous musical expression. If we have been able to create a festival that provides even a fraction of that excitement and sense of connection, then we will truly be pleased.

For it’s our hope that after this weekend, Canadian GALA Festivals will be an established tradition. We believe that a strong gay and lesbian choral movement in Canada, one reflecting our unique identity, will help to strengthen GALA as a truly international organization. If each one of the 18 choruses in attendance this weekend returns home strengthened and revitalized, then the ripple effect of Festival 2002 will be felt across the country!

As with any GALA Festival, it’s the personal relations that we may treasure most of all. We hope you will make new friendships and renew former ones. We look forward to celebrating with you... all that we are… and all that we will become!

Your co-chairs,

Barb Crisp, David Hopper, Tim Wilson

Historique du Festival

Le festival choral canadien des chœurs GLBT* a lieu tous les quatre ans.

Toronto 2002

Canadian GALA Choruses Festival 2002

Concert Schedule

Friday, June 21, 2002

The Toronto Host Choruses

8:00pm Forte

8:30pm Iris

9:00pm Rainbow Voices of Toronto

9:30pm Singing Out

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Concert Block # 1

2:00pm Bridge City Chorus - Saskatoon

2:30pm Calgary Men's Chorus

3:00pm Women Next Door - Halifax

3:30pm Tone Cluster - Ottawa

4:00pm Waterloo-Wellington Rainbow Chorus

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Concert Block # 2

8:00pm Synergy - Vancouver

8:30pm Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus

9:00pm Oasis Vocal Jazz - Toronto

9:30pm Vox Femina - Ottawa

Sunday, June 23, 2002

Concert Block #3

2:00pm Le Choeur Ouvert - Montreal

2:30pm Prairie Pride Chorus – Regina

3:00pm Rainy City Gay Men’s Chorus - Vancouver

3:30pm Rainbow Harmony Project - Winnipeg

4:00pm Vancouver Men's Chorus


2002 Programme


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