Welcome to the Glamaphones, the Wellington NZ gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, inter sex community SATB choir.
The Glamaphones evolved out of the Homophones, a gay men's choir that began in 2007. Following Sing Out!, part of the 2011 AsiaPacific Outgames, women were invited to join the choir and the Glamaphones was born
We sing for enjoyment and work hard to create wonderful music. We sing anything we enjoy including pop, classical, spirituals, world, choral, musical and jazz classics.
The Glamaphones will feature big at this year’s Wellington Pride Festival!!!
Join us when we march with Wellington’s wider queer community at the Whanau Hikoi leading up to Out in the Park (Saturday, 22 February) - this is a grassroots march along the waterfront, starting at 9.30am at Civic Square (assemble from 9am) and finishing at Waitangi Park at 10am for the opening of the Out in the Park fair.
Come visit our stall at Out in the Park (Saturday, 22 February)!!! The fair runs from 10am to 4pm. We will be there chatting to interested singers (we don’t audition!) and offering people the chance to win tickets to our next concert. Just take a picture at our booth and post on the Glamaphones Facebook page to go into the draw!!! We will also be promoting our upcoming open rehearsals and very special Pride Festival workshop.
Glamaphones Open Rehearsals (Thursdays 27 Feb and 5 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, no charge) - Our rehearsals during the Pride Festivals will be especially accessible and fun to anyone who wishes to drop in to sing with us. During this time we will be working towards our mid-2020 concert, giving people an insight into the rehearsal process and our programme for the term. We will also make the most of the longer summer days for cups of tea and after rehearsal refreshments!
Glamaphones Pride Festival Workshop with Mark Dorrell ($10 registration for non-Glamaphones members; 11am to 5pm; Sunday, 1 March; Te Whaea). Look forward to singing and learning alongside Wellington’s own queer choir. The songs of the day (from the stage shows Kinky Boots and Company) will be a vehicle for Mark to pass on some of his considerable wisdom for successful choral singing. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the choir and other participants on the day.
Full details and tickets for non-Glamaphones members here:
Look at all the Wellington Pride Festival events (over 100) on the website: