Commission for Out & Loud & Proud Anthem
The funds from this Lesbian Incorporated grant will be used to contribute to the commissioning fee for Jazz Money (they/them) to write lyrics for the Out & Loud & Proud anthem. The anthem will be the theme song of the international Out & Loud & Proud choral festival which will bring together 500 singers from around Australia and the world. The festival takes place from 19 to 23 February in Sydney and is part of Sydney WorldPride. The anthem will be learnt, rehearsed and sung by the 500-strong choir, and premiered at the festival gala concert on 23 February at Sydney Town Hall.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir are bringing people together to give LGBTIQA+ a voice and a sense of community, this also is an opportunity to showcase the talents of LGBTIQA+ musicians, workshop presenters, performers and composers. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir have selected Jazz Money, who is a Wiradjuri woman and lesbian, as lyricist for the festival anthem.