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Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire Feast Performance 2014: The Great American Songbook
The gay and lesbian community in Adelaide is only very small compared to the eastern states, and chances to get together for social events are fairly limited. The Mars Bar, the only long term queer club in Adelaide is an opportunity for gay and lesbian people to socialise, but there are few other ways to meet like minded people.
The Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire is a social group of people who have an enthusiasm for music and singing. Their repertoire covers songs from musicals, movies, classics and pop songs.
Formed in 2001 the choir has performed at venues ranging from the Wheatsheaf Hotel to the South Australian Museum. The Qwire sang at the Gay Olympics in Sydney and more recently at the Mayfair Theatre and the Rainbow Carols at Semaphore. For many years the Gay and Lesbian Qwire have provided entertainment for the Feast Festival in South Australia.
Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire Come and Try Day at Trinity Uniting Church
The Qwire is an inclusive group, you don't need to be gay or lesbian or a specific gender to join, and people of all ages are welcome to take part. You don't even need to be able to read sheet music - just have a love for music and singing. The group's goal is to act as a bridge between the GLBTI and heterosexual communities through the universal language of music.
As with other similar groups a happy social environment helps the Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire to perform better, and regular social activities such as barefoot bowling are scheduled during the year for members. It is an easy way to widen your circle of gay and lesbian friends in a non-threatening environment in Adelaide.
On Sunday August 9 at 2pm the Gay and Lesbian Qwire is having a free Come and Try Day. If you can string a few bars together in the shower, yodel, or just want to listen to other people singing, why not wander along to the Trinity Uniting Church at 318 Goodwood Rd, Clarence Park (not far from Cross Rd).
The Qwire will be putting on a free concert followed by afternoon tea, and then you can join in a group sing-a-long of well known songs. Everyone is welcome - you don't need any musical experience to join. ( I wonder if they accept musically minded dogs?)
To learn more about the Adelaide Gay and Lesbian Qwire take a look at their web page or follow their Facebook page.
In my 80 & Jan's 77 years on Earth, we've met, and been friends with many gay people. As a matter of fact, our daughter is Gay. But, as she says, "It's my name, not my nature". In Darwin, when we named her Gay it meant "Happy". Both her, & her brother have gay friends.