Women Singing OUT! Recordings

Women Singing OUT! formed in 1999 as a lesbian-based choir focused on social change. They promoted tolerance, diversity, peace, and hope. WSO performed a wide range of musical styles and held biannual concerts in winter and late spring. Led by artistic directors Claudia Frost and later Dr. Deirdre McClure, they practiced weekly at Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. WSO disbanded in 2017.

There are eight albums represented in this collection: The Beauty Around Us (2002), We Are Family (2005), Kaleidoscope: Sight & Sound (2007), Celebrate...With Friends!! (2008), Peace & Love (2008), The Sum of Us Sing! (2009), Beyond Tolerance (2010), and Natural Woman (2011).

This collection of recordings is part of the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project Archive which is on deposit at the Portsmouth Public Library. Materials in this collection were digitized by intern Kate Persson in 2022. Metadata creation by Special Collections staff, 2023.

To see videos from the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project Archive, visit To see recordings from the Seacoast NH LGBTQ+ Oral History Project, which was created by Dr. Holly Cashman in collaboration with UNH, the NH Seacoast LGBT History Project, and the Portsmouth Public Library, visit

Any questions about this collection can be directed to the Special Collections Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library or to the Seacoast NH LGBT History Project.
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