Welcome to the online home of Out Loud Chorus!
We are just beginning rehearsals for our June 2019 concerts celebrating LGBTQ history. We'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman among other important moments in our community's march towards equality for all people.
Stonewall 50: And Still We Rise June 14-15, 2019
Want to sing with Out Loud Chorus? Our New Member Nights are coming up February 4 and 11, 2019! (January 28 cancelled due to weather.) More info
Out 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 LGBTQ 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 MP3s and sectional rehearsals help with learning the notes for those who don't read music. Our only requirement for membership is that you can match pitch.
Paul Clark, Rehearsal Director
Paul Clark is a talented performer and choral director. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Jazz Studies from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2011. His music director credentials include “Bare: A Pop Opera” with Dynamic Stage Productions in 2010. Paul has participated in the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Choral Conducting Symposium with Jerry Blackstone and Eugene Rogers. For over a decade, Paul has been a counselor for the Pioneer High School Choir Camp at Interlochen Center of the Arts. He is currently also directing the Chancel Choir at Northside Community Church in Ann Arbor.
Nicholas Roehler, pianist and vocal coach, has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, and throughout the United States. Most recently, he was associate coach and pianist for Rigoletto with Berkshire Opera Festival. This past year he also coached and played continuo for Le Nozze di Figaro with University of Michigan Opera and with Opera in the Ozarks. He was engaged on the music staff of the Crane Opera Ensemble from 2012-2016 and also accompanied the Bronx Opera’s traveling production of Il Tabarro in 2013. He will act as coach and pianist for University of Michigan Opera’s production of Candide in the Fall. Nicholas obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Ann Arbor where he is pursuing a Specialist in Music in Vocal Collaboration and Coaching at Michigan under the tutelage of Martin Katz.