About Us

Sing Out Detroit is a mixed Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass (SATB) chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people and Allies.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Sing Out Detroit is eligible for grants from other organizations. If you know of any organization that supports the arts or LGBT organizations/groups with grants, please contact us.

We welcome singers with varied musical skills. We foster community, joy and fun! Sing Out Detroit is a member of GALA, a national organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and friends choruses.

Everyone is welcome at our concerts, and if you are interested in helping out the chorus (we always need help from non-singers) please click the “Contact Us” tab above.

Our 2016-17 Board of Directors:

  • President:  Linda Brincat
  • Vice President:  Askari Asante
  • Secretary: Lisa Newman
  • Treasurer:  Laura Varga
  • Members-at-Large: Christine Schinker, Robin Whitney, Patrick Sharp, Brian Burnett, Abbie Goerg

Our Mission and Vision

Sing Out Detroit is a diverse, inclusive chorus that provides a supportive environment for LGBT people and Allies to share the joy of musical performance, while creating harmony.  Our Vision is to uplift and inspire others with our musical performances to bring about positive social change.

Our Core Values

Sing Out Detroit maintains five core values that guide us in achieving our Mission and Vision. Under each core value are the behaviors we exercise to uphold our core values.

CREATIVITY
• Be bold in our self-expression
• Have courage to try fresh ideas
• Step out of our comfort zone to create measurable improvement

DIVERSITY
• Warmly welcome our diverse membership
• Respect each other’s differences as we unite toward shared goals
• Stay open-minded when selecting music and when adding movement to enhance our musical performances

EXCELLENCE
• Strive to deliver exceptional performances that entertain, educate and inspire
• Commit to improving our accountability, dependability and efficiency
• Be willing to learn and grow in order to be the best we can be

CAMARADARIE
• Work together with enthusiastic cooperation
• Maintain a harmonious space where everyone can thrive
• Share goodwill with everyone we encounter

SIGNIFICANCE
• Give generously of our talents to make a positive difference
• Touch audiences with uplifting messages that have enduring impact
• Have pride in our accomplishments and gratitude for the support we receive