Delegate registration is now open!
Early-bird rate $175
Available until November 30, 2017
Regular rate $225
Available December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018
About the Festival
This festival marks 20 years since Edmonton hosted the very first Canadian LGBTQ2 choir festival in 1998. Welcome back to Alberta for this exciting anniversary edition of Unison Festival Unisson!
The festival concerts will be held in the University’s flagship theatre, the Bella Concert Hall, at the heart of the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts. Designed for choral and orchestral performances, the Bella is stunning, intimate, and acoustically superb.
Annual Diversity Dinner Fundraiser for RHP
We're feelin' a bit Irish this year and planning a fun evening of great food, drinks, entertainment, art auction and whatever the luck of the Irish will bring us.
Online sales will open on November 17, 2017
Individual: $125 (before Feb 17, 2018), $145 (Feb 18 - Mar 11, 2018)
Corporate Tables: $1500 (8 seats) includes: special recognition at the event, complimentary wine, and prime seating.
Manitoba Choral Association presents
Celebrating Canada 150
Rainbow Harmony Project is proud and honoured to be a part of this exceptional concert. We will be performing with some of Manitoba's finest choirs and soloists.
FEATURED SOLOISTS & CHOIRS
- Al Simmons
- Bison Men’s Chorus
- Casimiro Nhussi with drummers & dancers
- Don Amero
- Esprit de Choeur
- Pembina Trails Voices Chorale
- Prairie Voices
- Rainbow Harmony Project
- St. James-Assiniboia School Division Senior Concert Choir
- Steinbach Regional Secondary School Choir
- University Of Manitoba Women’s Chorus
- World Village Gospel Choir
Rainbow Harmony Project will be singing Four Strong Winds on our own, and then we will be performing Rise Up with all the choirs. Very exciting!
ALL CANADIAN MUSIC FROM THE PAST 50 YEARS
- Gordon Lightfoot’s
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
- French Canadian Folksong
- Joni Mitchell’s
Both Sides Now
- Ian Tamblyn’s
Wood, Smoke and Oranges
- Ian Tyson’s Four
- Leonard Cohen’s
- Neil Young’s
After The Goldrush
- Buffy Sainte Marie, Jack Neitzsche, Will Jennings’s
Up Where We Belong
- Ann Mortifee’s
- Casimiro Nhussi’s
Ximbimbo and Niassa
- Parachute Club’s
Join us at the Game
Rainbow Harmony Project has been invited to sing O Canada.
ABOUT BOMBER DIVERSITY
- The game is going to highlight the Bombers' commitment to diversity
- They will be highlighting the "You can Play" initiative that was started by a few NHL players and has spread to the NFL, CFL and other sports leagues. This focusses on respecting and encouraging involvement of LGBTQ players in sports
- The stadium will be flying the Pride flag
- There will be members of Winnipeg Pride Festival who will be honoured with awards
- We will be singing!
2017/18 SEASON BEGINS
6:30pm: Registration begins
7:00pm: Rehearsal starts
9:30pm: Rehearsal ends
No audition required - just a love for singing and community building.
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
September to mid-December & January to mid-June
Central location with parking lot
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
603 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg MB
Rainbow Harmony Project, Special Guests
Join us for a worship service to reflect, give thanks and celebrate LGBTT rights and freedoms. Special guests the Rainbow Harmony Project will provide music. The service starts at a special time, 9:30 a.m. in order to join in the Pride parade.
10:00 AM: PRIDE RALLY, Legislature
11:00 AM: PRIDE PARADE, starts at the Legislature
Rainbow Harmony Project's 5th Annual Diversity Dinner, Art Auction and Cabaret
Red Carpet Event
A Fabulous Pre-Oscar Night Fling
Cocktails: 6:00pm | Dinner: 7:00pm
Roblin Centre, Red River College Exchange District Campus
P308 - 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB
$125 Early Bird (ends Jan. 20)
Call (204) 788-0937 or from Choir Members
All are welcome.
10 AM: AGM
After Lunch: Workshop
ACI Manitoba is at 245 McDermot Avenue in the Exchange District. It is a large, red brick building across from the Free Press Café. If you need elevator access, please enter through our Arthur Street entrance (the door is seen here). Just follow the signs leading you through the door to the elevator, and please take the elevator up to the 4th floor to your event. There is an accessible elevator inside of this entrance, if you need it. If you wish to enter through our front door on the corner of Arthur and McDermot, you will need to walk up 4 flights of stairs.
Parking: (If it’s during a Saturday) -If you are parking on the street, your first 2 hours are free on Saturdays, but there is a 2 hour limit per parking spot. You can sign up online to pay parking through your phone, if needed.- (If during the evening) -Street parking is free in the evening.- There are also surface lots and parkades around downtown as well. This location is accessible by bus we are one short block from Main and two from Portage.
Parking Guide map > http://en.parkopedia.ca/parking/winnipeg/
From Sea to Sea to Sea
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE CANADA, FROM SEA TO SEA TO SEA.
There will be laughter and tears as you hear everything from songs about Cowboys to the Arrogant Worms interpretation of Canada! “We are particularly excited to present Oolichan Chant, a celebration of spring and the return of the oolichan fish, originating from the indigenous people of River’s Inlet, B.C.” Johanna Hildebrand, conductor.
Available ONLINE or at McNally Robinson Booksellers, The Happy Cooker, The Rainbow Resource Centre, from Choir Members or at the door.
Rainbow Harmony Project's 4th Annual Diversity Dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
5:00 PM - Cocktails
6:00 PM - Dinner
RED RIVER COLLEGE EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS
ROBLIN CENTRE, 160 PRINCESS STREET
Or from Choir Members, by email, or Call: (204) 788-0937
Human rights themed sing-a-long on International Human Rights Day!
On Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., we will be hosting a sing-along in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to celebrate International Human Rights Day.
Singers and the general public are invited to join together in song to inspire teamwork, collaboration and inclusion for all.
Admission to the Museum is free on this day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be special programming to enjoy throughout the day. Please feel free to share this message with your choral community.
2:00 PM: Informal
3:00 PM: Program
Alan Blanchette passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
From its beginning, Alan was a driving force of The Rainbow Harmony Project. He served in many roles including founding member, conductor, assistant conductor, section leader, soloist, and chorister. Those of us who attended or performed in the Be Fabulous concert will never forget the "fabulous" reception that followed - every detail organized, supervised and perfectly prepared by Alan. His brilliance, musical expertise, rich bass voice and amazing sense of humour will live in our memories forever.
Rainbow Harmony Project has been asked to sing at Alan's Celebration of Life this Sunday.
We welcome you to join us to sing in his honour. There will be no rehearsal. The songs are:
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow (unison)
- Thank You for the Music by ABBA (harmony if you know it, unison if not)
- How Could Anyone (harmony if you know it, unison if not)