Season 12

Saturday June 1, 2013 - Members of the Chorus perform at the 7th Annual Spencer Pride Festival on the Owen County Courthouse square. The Chorus also staffs a booth at Spencer Pride, the beginning of an intensive recruiting effort including tables at the Community Volunteer Fair at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market, the IU Welcome Week CultureFest, the IU Student Involvement Fair, and the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts.

Saturday June 8, 2013 - The Chorus hosts its first-ever booth at the Circle City Pride Festival in downtown Indianapolis. More than 85,000 people attend the festival.

Tuesday August 6, 2013 - Rehearsals for the Chorus’s twelfth season begin. After a one-year sabbatical, Barry Magee returns to the Artistic Director role, with Mitch Serslev now serving as the Assistant Artistic Director.

Saturday August 24, 2013 - The Chorus kicks off the season with a performance for the city’s first Conference on Open, Welcoming, & Affirming Congregations, hosted by our rehearsal home, First United Church.

Tuesday September 3, 2013 – The Chorus hosts its 2nd Annual Fall Open House for potential singers, current and former members, and supporters. Following presentations about the Chorus, GALA Choruses, and the upcoming season, the Chorus and guests rehearsed before convening for social time and hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday September 10, 2013 – For the first time since the chorus initially formed in 2002, members audition for the Artistic Director. The auditions draw 29 singers to rehearsal.

Saturday September 14, 2013 – Chorus Board members gather at the home of Rob Ping for the annual Board retreat. Following a delicious pitch-in lunch, participants discuss goals and action plans for the chorus.

Saturday October 5, 2013 – The Chorus gathers at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Bloomington for the annual fall singers retreat.

Tuesday October 22, 2013 – The Chorus provides music for “The Meaning of Matthew,” a lecture by Judy Shepard which filled the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Sunday October 27, 2013 – The Chorus provides music for the morning worship service at our rehearsal home, First United Church.

Tuesday December 3, 2013 – The Chorus again performs for the Community AIDS Action Group’s World AIDS Day Ceremony of Celebration and Remembrance at Fountain Square Ballroom.

December 14 – 15, 2014 – Quarryland presents its winter concert Peace, Hope, Joy at First United Church. This is the first concert of our themed season “Stronger Together.”

Thursday January 23, 2014 – The Chorus entertains a full house at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to kick off the opening night of the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. Quarryland returned to the stage at the end of the evening to provide music for the second-annual mass wedding to promote marriage equality in Indiana.

Tuesday January 28, 2014 – The Chorus hosts its spring Open House, with a new format including singing, social time, member recognition, and presentations about the chorus history and GALA Choruses.

Thursday January 30, 2014 – The Chorus and IU Athletics make history with the first Pride Night at IU Women’s Basketball. The Chorus entertains an IU GLBT Alumni Association gathering in Cook Hall before heading to the game to perform the Star Spangled Banner before the game and returning to the floor for more singing at halftime. Social time at Yogi’s with GLBTAA members resulted in a trivia contest win for the group.

Friday February 14, 2014 – The Chorus repeats its Singing Valentines fundraiser after a one year hiatus. Three quartets braved the elements during a severe snow storm to delight recipients and others in homes, business, and nursing homes.

Monday February 24, 2014 – After rehearsing nearly 12 years on Tuesday evenings, the Chorus makes the switch to Monday night rehearsals.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 – A nice group of members gather for bowling and socializing at Classic Lanes in Bloomington.

May 3-4, 2014 – The Chorus concludes its “Stronger Together” season with its spring concert Now & Forever. The well-programmed concert tells the story of a relationship from dating through marriage and growing old together – and receives rave reviews. Bloomington Common Council member Susan Sandburg speaks to the audience about marriage equality, and other community organizations are invited to promote their causes before the concert and during intermission.

Saturday May 31, 2014 – The Chorus host a breakfast fundraiser at the American Legion in Bloomington. The strong turnout results in a great opportunity to socialize with the Quarryland community of members, families, friends, and supporters. Quarryland sings to entertain the crowd.

Monday June 2, 2014 – The Chorus holds its Annual Meeting at First United Church. Officer reports review a successful year. New Board members elected are Jeff Cisneros, C. David Higgins, Rebecca Keith, Marion Krefeldt, and Brian Morin.

Saturday June 7, 2014 – The Chorus hosts a booth and performs for the 8th Annual Spencer Pride Festival on the Owen County Courthouse square.

Saturday June 14, 2014 – The Chorus again hosts a both at the Circle City Pride Festival in downtown Indianapolis.