Live Oak Singers

San Antonio's LGBTQ and Friends Chorus!


The Live Oak Singers is an LGBTQ & friends chorus in San Antonio, TX! Founded with the mission of building bridges between various communities through philanthropy, outreach, and musical performances. The Live Oak Singers continue to fulfill this mission through various avenues throughout the year. Browse the website for more information and stay tuned for upcoming performances!

Live Oak Singers is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with a 501(c)(3) status.

Thank You!

Thank you for the generous donations & contributions from the friends & supporters of Live Oak Singers during this global pandemic.

While we are not able to physically meet or perform, through your generosity, we have been able to continue to meet our monthly financial obligations.

Would you consider donating to help us reach our goal of $600 per month to continue meeting our financial obligations by visiting our DONATE page.

Total Raised for May - $635

*Live Oak Singers is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible


Location & Time

Woodlawn Pointe

702 Donaldson Ave

San Antonio, TX 78201

Every Monday at 7:00 PM in the

Banquet Hall

See Calendar Below for additional rehearsal dates, events, and meetings.

Things to Know

  • The Live Oak Singers is an LGBTQ & friends chorus comprised of individuals from various backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities who share a common goal of building bridges through music across the varying spectrum of our cities' local communities.
  • The Live Oak Singers is a four part harmony mixed chorus. Male, female, and non gender specific individuals are welcome to join. Your vocal range will determine your categorization as a Bass, Tenor, Alto, or Soprano.
  • The Live Oak Singers are a dues based chorus, which means that every member contributes a fixed monetary amount to help with overhead expenses. These expenses include music, accompanist fees, instrumentalists, technical production specialists, insurance, ect. Dues are currently $100 for each season, payable monthly over 5 months ($20 per month). Discounted rate set at $90 if paid all at once. If money is a concern, do not let that keep you from joining as scholarships are available.

Live Oak Singers Calendar

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A Message from our President

Joseph has a Bachelor of Arts in Music in Voice from Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) at Laredo, Texas. He’s studied under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Ramo-Gechter, Dana Crabtree, and Dr. Rachel Cruz. Joseph moved to San Antonio in 2009 to pursue his Masters of Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He brings with him 20 years of experience as an instrumentalist, involvement of several musical and non-profit organizations; including the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra/Chorale, San Antonio Orchestra MasterSingers, and a volunteer at the Thrive Youth Center.

The LOS board of directors continues our mission to serve the San Antonio community through philanthropy, outreach, and musical performance. We hope the playful themes of our various performances will delight you while also fulfilling your need for quality music.

This New Year may we all embrace those in our lives who contribute so much to us. Unfortunately, many people in the LGBTQ community have experienced rejection from those closest to them, to include family and friends. This is when many turn to a “Family of Choice”, where they find acceptance rather than rejection.

I am so very thankful to our late founding Artistic Director, Ron Casola; that I am able to continue to call the Live Oak Singers a huge part of my “Family of Choice”!

It's comforting in a very real way, but can also be jarring. In the real world, not everyone is going to get you, not everyone is going to understand or even tolerate your sexuality or gender identity. After being around people so accepting and caring, going back to your previous life is quite a juxtaposition, because sometimes you forget that not everyone is as wonderful as your chosen family. During this New Year and always, it is important that we support each other.

"We, as gay people, we get to choose our family and the people we're around" -- RuPaul Charles

In Faith, Hope, & Love

Joseph Leo Holland

President, Live Oak Singers, Inc.