Events

The music of Quarryland Men’s Chorus gives voice to what matters in our lives as LGBT people and allies. Through our concerts and numerous community performances, we share the powerful messages of our music and inspire people from all walks of life to speak up for what matters in today’s continued struggle for equal rights.

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Performances & Events

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022: Season 20, Coming Soon…

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Saturday, May 30, 7:30 & Sunday May 31, 3pm – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our State, Our Way: Indiana through the music of the QMC
Quarryland’s 2020 spring concert at First United Church


Friday, April 17, 2020, 10am-7pm
Quarryland is supporting our South Central Indiana community by participating in the 16th annual AIDS Walk, renamed this year to Beyond the Diagnosis: HIV Visibility Walk and Festival.  It is a virtual event!  And our very own Tipsy Teasedale is the emcee! Take part here:  https://btownaidswalk.org/info/ Donate to our team, donations benefit Positive Link HIV Services here: https://www.firstgiving.com/team/397700


Sunday, March 22, 2020, 6-9pm – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Our 5th annual major fundraiser, Cabaret and Cabernet, will be held at the newly renovated Serendipity Martini Bar.


Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9pm
Quarryland performs at the Bloomington Pride Film Festival, introducing the film, Gay Chorus Deep South.  Abstract of film: In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South.


Monday, January 6, 2020, 6-7:30pm & Monday, January 13, 6-7:30pm
Performer Auditions for the second half of Season 18, The Road to Festival 2020.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  Plan to stay for rehearsal afterward, 7-9:30pm.


Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm & Sunday, December 15, 3pm
Tinsel Town: Hollywood and the Movies, Quarryland’s winter concert.  This isn’t your usual holiday movie fest! Join the Quarryland Men’s Chorus in reliving your favorite moments of holiday film while we sing along! Your favorites and some surprises are in store. White Christmas, anyone? How about The Nightmare Before Christmas?

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September 2, 2019, 6-7pm
Auditions for Season 18, The Road to Festival 2020.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  NO rehearsal afterward.

September 2, 2019, 7-9:30pm
Open House and Final Auditions for Season 18, The Road to Festival 2020.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  Plan to stay for rehearsal afterward, 7-9:30pm.


August 31, 2020
Come meet QMC in our extra-large booth at Bloomington Pridefest on Kirkwood Ave in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.  We’ll also be performing as part of the festival!


August 12, 2019, 6-9:30pm
Auditions for Season 18, The Road to Festival 2020.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  Plan to stay for rehearsal afterward, 7-9:30pm.


August 5, 2019, 6-9:30pm
Auditions for Season 18, The Road to Festival 2020.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  Plan to stay for rehearsal afterward, 7-9:30pm.

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Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm & Sunday, April 28, 3pm
Our Spring Concert, A Musical Romp through Gay Culture with the QMC at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 N St Rd 46, Bloomington, IN, 47408.


Sunday, March 3, 2019, 5:30-8pm
Our 4th annual major fundraiser, Cabaret and Cabernet at the newly renovated Serendipity Martini Bar!

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Monday, December 7 & Monday, December 15, 6-7pm
Auditions for our Spring Concert, A Musical Romp through Gay Culture with the QMC.  No appointments necessary, each audition is 5-10 minutes long and includes scales and sing-along with the Artistic Director.  First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN.  Plan to stay for rehearsal afterward, 7-9:30pm.


Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm & Sunday, December 9, 3pm
Pink Christmas, our winter concert, at First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018, 4pm
Quarryland performs on the Boston Scientific St Stage at Bloomington PRIDEFest. Watch us perform and then visit our booth in front of the Monroe County Library!

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Aug 6 & 27, Sep 10 & 17, 6-7pm
Auditions for Season 17. Come on the 6th if you’d like to perform with us for PRIDEFest.  Come any Monday to perform with us on our winter concert, Pink Christmas! MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

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Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm & Sunday, April 29, 3pm
QMC Spring Concert, Voices Rising
“Music can change the World because it can change people” (Bono). Changing hearts through voice and music has been critical to the mission of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus. The spring 2018 concert is a continuation of that legacy and features a number of pieces that speak to using voice as a rallying cry including “I Sing Out,” “Born This Way,” “Here’s Where I Stand,” and a recent arrangement of “This Is Me” from the film The Greatest Showman. The concert also features a central anthem “We Have Been Changed.”

Artistic Director Barry Magee, in his last concert as AD, has also selected some personal favorites including the chorus’s commissioned arrangement of Hoagy Carmicheal’s “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” and “Carrickfergus.” After 16 seasons, QMC’s front-man Barry Magee has chosen to retire as Artistic Director and will join the ranks of singers for Season 17. The new Artistic Director will be announced during the concert and there will be much reminiscing about the past 16 wonderful seasons during the BLU Boy Chocolate Café and Cakery reception afterward. Come raise your voice with Quarryland!


Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4-5pm EDT
The Quarryland Men’s Chorus travels from Bloomington to give an outreach concert in Evansville, performing selections from their upcoming spring concert! Members of the Evansville LGBTQ community interested in starting a chorus will be join them at an open rehearsal at 4:30pm and will perform at the concert on a couple of songs. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will take place at the Grace and Peace Lutheran Church


Sunday, March 4, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
The 3rd Annual Cabaret and Cabernet!

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Monday, January 29, 2018, 6-10pm:
Spring auditions


Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7pm: 
Quarryland’s winter concert, Walking Together, with Sylvia McNair, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton, and a special Bloomington premier of Tyler’s Suite.    Concert will be held at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Kirkwood Ave.

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Nov 14-16, 2017 QMC is a sponsor helping to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt Display to Indiana University Bloomington.  The quilt panels can be viewed in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall. MORE INFO


Sunday, October 22, 2017
Quarryland Men’s Chorus is a sponsor of the Out of the Darkness Walk to be held at the IU Memorial Stadium, a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one of the topics covered by our November 19th concert.


Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:45am
Quarryland performs at the First United Church morning service as a thank you to the congregation for hosting us!


Monday, August 28, 2017, 6-10pm
Quarryland auditions (before and after rehearsal which is 7:30-9:30pm).  No appt necessary – just show up ready to sing! MORE INFO ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

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Saturday, August 26, 2017, 3pm:
Quarryland opens the main stage of Bloomington Pridefest with song!  Between Walnut and Lincoln St. on Kirkwood Ave.  Visit our booth in front of CVS too!

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Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm & Sunday, April 30, 3pm
Join us for our Spring concert, Celebration!.

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April 7, 2017
Quarryland’s team raises over $4,000 for the Southern Indiana AIDS Walk.  Top fundraisers included chorus founder and historian, Jim Johnson, and chorus president, Robert Ping-Slater.


April 2017
A Quarryland display is featured in Bloomington’s City Hall!


Thursday, March 2, 2017
The 2nd Annual Cabaret and Cabernet!  Our biggest affair ever.  Thank you! We raised over $3,400 for QMC programming!


Friday, January 27, 2017
Quarryland debuts a new musical selection by Eric Layne Barnes about restrooms at the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival.


Friday, January 27, 2017
QMC performs for the Indiana University GLBT Alumni Association reception.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Spring auditions


Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm & Sunday, December 18, 3pm
QMC winter concert, Traditions


Sunday, December 4, 2016, 10:45am
QMC thanks First United Church by performing during their Sunday service.


Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-7pm
Quarryland performs in the World AIDS Day Program, The Church Within, 1125 Spruce St, Indianapolis, IN.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6-7:30pm
Quarryland joins the Bloomington World AIDS Day Ceremony and Remembrance Celebration, Fountain Square Ballroom, downtown, Bloomington.


Monday, August 29, 2016, 6-7:30pm & 9:30-10pm
Quarryland welcomes all men / transmen to audition to become Performing Members.  All genders are welcome to join as Off Stage Members.


Monday, August 22, 2016, 7-10pm
All are welcome at the Quarryland Open House. Learn some chorus history, celebrate our Season 14 accomplishments, and catch a glimpse of Season 15.


July 2-6, 2016
Quarryland performs at the GALA Festival 2016 – our second GALA appearance. See our GALA introduction video here.

June 18-19, 2016
Quarryland performs with the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus in Cincinnati at Christ Church Cathedral.  QMC performs their GALA Festival 2016 set, in addition to numbers with the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus. Performances at 8pm and 2pm respectively.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
QMC supports Circle City PRIDE with a booth in Indianapolis.


Saturday, June 4, 2016
QMC celebrates 10 years of PRIDE in Spencer, Indiana.


April 30, 7:30pm & May 1, 3pm
Quarryland performs their Spring concert, Why We Sing, joined by the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, at First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St.  Reception provided by Blu Boy Cafe & Cakery!

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Spring Concert 2016, Why We Sing, was sponsored by BLU Boy Chocolate Cafe & Cakery and Blade + Board Catering.


Saturday, April 22, 2016
Team Quarryland raises over $3,000 and is the top fundraising team for the Bloomington AIDS Walk, benefiting Positive Link.


Friday, March 4, 2016, 7-9pm
Quarryland teams up with area talent and other GALA choruses’ members for Cabaret and Cabernet at Oliver Winery.


Friday, January 29, 2016
QMC performs between films for the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival.


Friday, January 29, 2016
Quarryland performs for the IU LGBT Alumni Association reception.


Saturday, January 16, 2016
QMC members perform for Dolly Parton’s 70th Birthday Celebration to benefit Angels and Doves, an anti-bullying organization.


Monday, January 11, 2016, 6-7:30pm and 9:30-10pm
Quarryland welcomes all men / transmen to audition to become Performing Members.  All genders are welcome to join as Off Stage Members.


December 5, 7:30pm & December 6, 3pm
Quarryland performs their winter concert, Sing the Season, at First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St.  Reception provided by Blu Boy Cafe & Cakery!


November and December
Quarryland members volunteer for the WTIU and WFIU pledge-drives, answering calls and taking pledges for local radio/tv programming.


Monday, November 30, 2015
Quarryland performs at Fountain Square Ballroom as part of Community Aids Action Group of South Central Indiana’s World AIDS Day Ceremony of Celebration and Remembrance.


Sunday, October 11, 2015
Quarryland sings during the 10:45am worship service as a thank you to the First United Church for being a wonderful host for concert, social, and rehearsal space.


Sunday, September 20, 2015
Quarryland sings the national anthem for an IU soccer game.


Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:30pm
Quarryland leads the Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest Parade in song and kicks-off Summerfest on the main stage.


Monday, August 24, 2015, 7-9:30pm
Quarryland kicks off Season 14, SING OUT!, with an Open House at First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St.


Friday, August 21, 2015
Quarryland has a table at the IU 7th St. Block Party.


Thursday, August 20, 2015
Quarryland joins Bloomington PRIDE and the IU GLBTASS office in the rainbow tent at IU CultureFest.


Saturday, August 15, 2015
Quarryland has table at Bloomington Volunteer Network Fair at the Farmer’s Market.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Quarryland has table at IU RPS Resource Fair.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Quarryland has a booth at the Circle City PRIDE (Indianapolis) Festival.