Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire welcomes members from across the rainbow community. Our choir consists of approximately 90 members ranging from late teens right through to the wiser generations; all drawn together by their common love of music and singing.
Qwire brings together people from diverse sections of the queer family to challenge stereotypes and build a bridge between Canberra’s queer and non-queer community. Since the founding members of Qwire stood up with pride in the 90s, Qwire has become increasingly diverse, welcoming people who identify not only as gay and lesbian, but also as asexual, bisexual, pansexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, intersex, trans and allies of the queer community..
Qwire is now highly regarded not only for its vocal strength and performances, but also for its relaxed and social atmosphere.
Qwire believes that everyone can (and should) sing, so there are no auditions. Regardless of experience or level of skill in music, anyone can indulge their passion for singing and develop their skills. Weekly rehearsals may include a mix of vocal activities, stagecraft and choreography.
We perform frequently throughout Canberra. We stage concerts every year and perform in community contexts that has included at the passing of marriage equality at Parliament House, Floriade, as well as fetes, festivals, weddings, memorials and so on.