Quarryland Quickie - News for QMC Members
Season 15, Celebrate!, our Ruby Anniversary
Issue #14 - QMC performances at IU GLBT Alumni Reception and Bloomington Pride Film Festival
A positive performance-based community for gay/bisexual men/transmen and their allies in South Central Indiana.  We foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.  Founded in 2002. 

Take Action!

  • See the ad below if you'd like to participate in the Cabaret and Cabernet on March 2nd.  We have very few acts who have emailed their information about what they would like to perform.  Now is the time!  If you told Robert something in person, you should drop an email with the details. If you would like to perform or volunteer let Robert know right away.
  • If you are unable to attend rehearsal, contact the Chorus Manager, Luiz Lopes, via FB, email (lflopes@indiana.edu) or text (812-360-8508)!

Performance and Fellowship Opportunities

  • Doug McKinney and Peter Burkholder (QMC alums) organize the monthly Bloomington Gay Men's Fellowship.  If you'd like to be placed on their mailing list contact Doug McKinney <pdmckinn@indiana.edu>.
  • There is a speakeasy-style party for gay men, their friends, allies, and other aesthetes (no cover, no requests) organized by Aaron Tilford at the Root Cellar (basement of FARM on Kirkwood Ave by BLU Boy and Buskirk-Chumley Theater) called Monsieur.  Every week on Sunday, 8pm-Midnight.

Performer's Corner

Past rehearsal notes, upcoming rehearsal prep, performance information (attire, call-time, performance order), rehearsal reminders.  Link to musetta.
  • Thursday, January 26 | 5-6p.m
    • Dress rehearsal for Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
      • Call-time:  5pm.  Please give yourself plenty of travel time, parking time, warm-up time so you are ready by 5pm. We may not use the full hour.
      • Meet at:  Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN)
      • Parking:  Metered and free parking options available. The best bet for free parking is at the 4th Street Garage (105 W. 4th Street - Entrance on 4th Street between Walnut Street and College Avenue). Check the Bloomington's Downtown Parking website for more information.
      • Attire: No requirements.
      • Repertory (be ready to sing these pieces by memory with the choreography:
        • There's No Business Like Show Business
        • The Second Song
        • If You Only Knew
        • Our Number One Problem
  • Friday, January 27 | 5-7:30pm
    • Performance for IU GLBTAA Reception
      • Call-time:  5pm.  Please give yourself plenty of travel time, parking time, warm-up time so you are ready by 5pm.
      • Meet at:  Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington IN)
      • Parking:  The nearest visitor's parking is on the second level of the Jordan Avenue Parking Garage. More information at the IU Parking Operations website.
      • Event:  IU GLBTAA Reception. The event starts at 4:30pm, and you are welcome to arrive at that time in case you would like to have some hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
      • Attire:  White shirt, white undershirt, black pants, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes, ties (Marlin will distribute them at the event).
      • Performance Order:
        • If You Only Knew
        • The Second Song
      • Performance Time:  Around 5:30pm
    • Performance for Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
      • Call-time:  6pm.  Please give yourself plenty of travel time, parking time, warm-up time so you are ready by 5pm.
      • Meet at:  Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN). We will gather at one of the dressing rooms backstage at the lower level of the theater.
      • Parking:  Metered and free parking available. Check the Bloomington's Downtown Parking website for more information.
      • Event: Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. We will perform between movies. Last year, singers were allowed to watch the films shown after our performance. It will likely be the case again this year.
      • Attire:  White shirt, white undershirt, black pants, black belt, black socks, black dress shoes, ties (Marlin will distribute them at the event, in case you didn't get them earlier at the performance for the IU GLBT Alumni Reception).
      • Performance Order:
        • There's No Business Like Show Business
        • The Second Song
        • If You Only Knew
        • Our Number One Problem
      • Performance Time:  Around 7pm

QMC: 2017 Cabaret & Cabernet

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7-9pm
  • Location: Oliver Winery
  • Price: $45 (includes wine tasting from Oliver Winery, food from Board + Blade Catering, performances, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items)
    • Tickets shall be available at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office soon.
    • Tickets will also be available for members to sell.
  • Auditions: Send an email to marketing@quarryland.org
    • Include song title, people who will be performing, whether you need us to assign an accompanist or not.
    • Songs should be between 2 and 4 minutes long and in the style of cabaret.
  • Volunteers will be solicited to serve food and do other tasks such as ticket taking, set up, tear down, greet guests (this will be about 8 people).
    • Anyone who is not performing and not a volunteer is welcome to purchase a ticket to attend the event.

Member and Alumni Milestones

  • Milestones:
    • Congrats to Gary on getting hitched!
    • Congrats to Matt on his new job!
  • January Birthdays
    • 4th - Tim King
    • 21th - Jim Johnson
    • 24th - Jonathan Crocket
    • 29th - Tony Macheak

It Takes a Village

Helpful hints, words of encouragement, and notes from the Board - all geared toward the success of the chorus.  And the donate button is always wanting you to give it a go - or copy the URL and share it with a friend/colleague.

Calendar

  • Thursday, January 26 | 5-6p.m NEW!!!
    • Dress rehearsal
    • Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN)
  • Friday, January 27 | 5-7:30pm NEW!!!
    • Performance for IU GLBTAA Reception
      • Arrive at 5pm
      • Performance starts around 5:30pm
      • Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington IN)
      • Usual dress
    • Performance for Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
      • Arrive at 6pm
      • Performance starts at 7pm
      • Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN)
  • Monday, February 6 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Thursday, March 2 | 7-10pm
    • 2nd Annual Cabaret and Cabernet
    • Oliver Winery
  • Monday, March 6 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Monday, April 3 | 7-10pm
    • Extra time rehearsal
  • Friday, April 28 | 7-10pm
    • Dress Rehearsal
  • Saturday, April 29 | Call 6pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebration
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 30 | Call 2pm
    • Performance for QMC Spring Concert, Celebration
    • First United Church
    • Performance is at 3pm
  • Friday, June 2 | Performance Time TBD NEW!!!
    • Spencer Pride
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