Welcome to the online home of Out Loud Chorus!
Don't miss our summer performances!!
Motor City Pride, Hart Plaza, Detroit, Saturday June 10th, 2pm
Day of Decision, Braun Court, Ann Arbor, Saturday June 24th, 12:15-1pm
Ann Arbor Art Fair, (location tba) Saturday July 22nd, 11-12pm
See you there!!
About UsOut Loud Chorus is a non-auditioned community chorus. Most of our members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but there is no test and we are open to all who consider themselves allies of the LGBT community. Really it is all about having fun and working hard together to make good music and put on a great show. And our practice CD's and sectional rehearsals help with learning the notes for those who don't read music.
Dan Gerics, Interim Director for the Out Loud Chorus
Dan Gerics is a musician and actor living in Flint, MI. He has been an active player in the Flint music and theatre scenes for decades, composing music for productions, directing, acting and teaching for such organizations as Flint Youth Theatre, Flint City Theare, which he also co-founded, UofM-Flint, and Mott Community College. He is currently playing piano and guitar and singing with the Detroit area based Irish band McSpillin. He was worked with Out Loud before and is thrilled to be back on his dancy-dance podium. (Thank you, Jen!) He lives in Flint with his wife Kristina, his daughter Willow, and their cat Molly. (No water jokes, please.)
Annie Jeng is a Presser Award solo pianist and chamber musician from Washington D.C. She has performed in venues such as The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the historic Warner Theatre as a finalist of the Washington Post Annual Music and Dance Educational Awards, and the World Financial Center as a performer in the “Chopin 200”. She has also participated in festivals such as The International Gijon Piano Festival, The Amalfi Coast Music Festival and The International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College. She is currently the accompanist of Ann Arbor Washtenaw County’s “Out Loud Chorus,” the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, and has taught at the performing arts summer camp, Belvoir Terrace. As an avid believer in the therapeutic qualities of music, she started the “Music with a Vue” piano concert series at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, which premiered in Fall 2011. Annie received her Masters in Piano Performance from University of Michigan and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from New York University where she studied with Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez, Miyoko Lotto, and Anne-Marie McDermott. She also received a minor in Public Health. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Performance with Dr. Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan.