• The 10th Anniversary Concert – momentous occasion of celebrating 10 years of Out Loud’s existence with 37 performers. A new commissioned work "Every Dream Begins with a Dreamer", collaborating with the First Congregational Church Chancel Chorus and its staff, a great historical video, a reunion of former Artistic Directors and singer and an award represented to Out Loud from GALA National were most memorable!
• Ten new singing members that made it to concert. Good growth this year.
• Joining the Colorado Springs Choralaborative Group – Performing for 1000 people at “The Choral Confluence” at the Pikes Peak Performing Arts Center. This was the first time to perform in that prestigious venue in Out Loud History.
• Hiring of Sandi Shroads – excellent pianist/accompanist from Colorado Springs
• Singing wonderfully at GALA and setting a higher standard of choral sound and musicality.
• Hosting 180 voices the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and DGMC in a kick off COLORADO SPRINGS PRIDE CONCERT at First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. 300 voices performing and over 700 people attended.
Dave and Lance at GALA 2016!
Out Loud at GALA 2016 in Denver
• The Out Loud 10th Anniversary Benefit Celebration “A Night of Broadway” – Raised $1500
• Prepared a Choral workshop and presentation of GALA Chorus history to the choirs of Fountain Valley School of Colorado on as part of the RMAA Mosaic Youth Program.
• Partnering with Colorado Springs PRIDEFEST
• Singing at the In and Out Youth Services (A LGBTQ Youth Center) Annual Breakfast for 400 as part of the Mosaic Youth Outreach Program.
• Out Loud singing with the Annual Remembrance Service for children that at Memorial Hospital – University of Colorado Health. This is in collaboration with the Spiritual Care Department
• Performing at the United States Air Force Academy – Out Loud was the first openly Gay Chorus to ever perform in the history of this US Military Academy.
• Partnering with the Citizen’s Project of Colorado Springs. New relationship with Deb Walker.
• Raising $2500 for the Citizen’s Project of Colorado Springs and $2500 for the Orlando Victim Fund.
• Starting of a the small group FORTE from the singers of Out Loud and the huge success of fantastic new associate conductor Joey Young
• A fun and revenue successful Holiday Show.
Accompanist Sandi Shroads