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Help GALS to help homeless charities in Auckland

$9,487 of $15,000 goal
Given by 73 generous donors in around 11 months

On 5 December 2017, GALS will present, a gala fund raising event in aid of the Auckland City Mission and Lifewise. We need your help!

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  Auckland Event Performance Poverty

GALS presents the NZ premiere of the Street Requiem. A choral work composed to highlight and remember those who have died on the street. Around the world there is much suffering due to homelessness, poverty, war and other hardships. The Street Requiem helps to remind us of those suffering.

GALS, with friends, will present a special one-off concert in Auckland Town Hall's Great Hall. We will have 150 voices on stage. The Street Requiem will be the 2nd half of the concert, with GALS and other choirs singing some of their favourite songs in the first half.

So we can donate as much of the ticket revenues as possible, we're looking for help in covering the costs of the production.

If you are singing, or if you have a friend or relation singing in the Street Requiem, then why not make a donation to cover the music costs.

Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) Auckland's involvement (page creator)

GALS is 25 years old in 2017.

We will mark this milestone with a gala concert in Auckland Town Hall, where we will raise as much as possible for homeless charities of Auckland.

It will be an auspicious occasion. Tickets will be on sale via Ticketmaster in September

About us

GALS is a non-auditioned GLBTI community choir based in Auckland.Going strong since 1992, we were the first-established gay and lesbian choir in New Zealand.

We hold two series of concerts per year, usually in May/June and October/November.

We also sing at lesbian and gay events such as Big Gay Out, the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade and World Aids Day.

We have participated internationally in the Gay Games since they were held in Amsterdam in 1998.

We attend and have hosted Australasia's Out & Loud choral festival.

Members attend the 4-yearly American GTLB choral festival, "GALA Choruses Festival" as well as the similar European "Various Voices Festival".

We now boast about 50 active members at any one time and we estimate that around 300 enthusiastic lesbians and gay men have passed through our ranks over the last 20+ years.

Use of funds

In particular, we would like help to cover the costs of the music that each of the 150 (or more) singers needs.

$20 will cover the cost of the music license for one singer

$7 covers the costs of printing one score

$30 will cover the cost of the music, printing and provide a little extras to cover costs like rehearsal venues

Every little helps, and will enable us to donate as much as we can from the sale of tickets.

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Latest update

Support for the Requiem continues  13 March 2018

Posted by: Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) Auckland

We have been asked by many to keep open our Givealittle page for now so we can receive more donations from those who loved the Street Requiem either live in Auckland Town Hall or on Youtube.

We're delighted to receive any donations supporting this project. We were very happy to be able to help Auckland homeless charities

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 Jan 2018
A memorable concert and I have enjoyed listening to the programme again.
Ellen Giles
Ellen Giles on 10 Dec 2017
I am sorry I was unable to attend the concert, I appreciate you making this available for viewing online
wendy on 07 Dec 2017
a great concert
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Dec 2017
Stephen Bowness
Stephen Bowness on 06 Dec 2017

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