Welcome to Legato: new member choirs in 2016 (part 2)
- Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:49
- Written by Martin Gerrits
We warmly welcome the following new member choirs to Legato. We are now 114 choirs in 18 countries with more than 3,700 singers. We are especially excited about the membership of choirs from two eastern Europe countries as their first representatives: Poland and Czech Republic.
Click on the images to learn more of the new choirs.
from Warsaw, Poland
type: mixed / members: 12 / founded: 2014
First choir LGBTQ people and friends in Poland. The mission of the choir:
- Support the development and socialization of LGBTQ
- Support the LGBTQ community,
- Work for the good of the whole society through integration activities and educational
Under the auspices of the Association of Lambda Warsaw
Voces LGTB de Madrid
from Madrid, Spain
type: mixed / members: 80 / founded: 2015
VOCES LGBT Madrid - The LGBT choir of Madrid. We sing to make visible the natural difference of persons, helping the integration and acceptance of all options-sex affection through artistic expression, music and specifically in training coral
from Marburg&Gießen, Germany
type: mixed / members: 26 / founded: 1995
We are a mixed choir from bass to soprano, from old to tenor with singers of all orientations. Our repertoire goes from Purcell to Zara Leander, from musicals to the comedian harmonists.
from Prague, Czech Republic
type: men / members: 30 / founded: 2011
The Male choir Doodles is the only gay choir in the Czech Republic. The choir was founded in September 2011 in Prague. Due to a wide focus conductors Foltýnka Thomas and Mark Stanky from Doodles can hear a wide variety of genres ranging from Renaissance music and folk songs, through renowned works of classical male choral works of the 19th and 20th centuries, an opera or operetta to the spiritual, musical, famous melodies Beatles or pop from the 80s and 90s. The choir sings both a cappella and with accompaniment, some songs, a well choreographed.
Since its inception Doodles grown almost doubled, and currently counts 30 singers. Doodles in their ranks pleased to welcome another enthusiast, comes the idea of Czech gay choir as interesting and who wish to participate on the elimination of prejudice and spread of mutual respect through music. This offer applies not only singers, but other musical and non-musical oriented artists.
Doodles are busily engaged in broad family of LGBT choirs in Europe. After a joint appearance with the London Gay Men's Chorus in 2015 on the new stage of Prague's National Theatre, the choir was 2016 in Paris for the gay & lesbian choir Podium Paris. Besides already looking to 2018, when Munich is a big festival LGBT choirs "Various Voices".
Rainbow Symphony Cologne
from Cologne, Germany
as supporting member
type: mixed / members: 40 / founded: 2007
Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest city and home to one of the largest and most visible gay communities in the world. Founded in 2007, Rainbow Symphony Cologne is the city’s first LGBT symphonic orchestra. Through our music, we speak out against discrimination of all kinds. We are especially committed to promoting equal rights and acceptance of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people. Musicians from all over Germany as well as many other countries including Switzerland, Belgium, France and the USA meet converge in Cologne twice each year for a weekend of rehearsal culminating in a concert performance. If you are interested in participating in one of our projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us!