Strength in Harmony

The Rainbow Chorus is Brighton and Hove's largest community LGBTQ+ SATB choir.

 

About us

Welcome to the Rainbow Chorus! We are the largest community LGBTQ+ SATB choir in the south-east outside of London. Based in Brighton & Hove we have been celebrating diversity through music since 1997. We welcome people from all sections of our community.

 

We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, and enable individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence.

 

Through public performance, we enhance the profile of LGBTQ+ people, particularly in Brighton and Hove, and contribute to the quality and range of community events. We believe that singing at events such as World Aids Day and TransPride sends a clear message that we are out and proud and all different. As part of our commitment to the local community, we also support other charities by singing to help them raise funds.

 

Join the Choir

Anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is welcome to join us and you don’t need to audition, you just need to want to sing! There are two ways to join the Rainbow Chorus family:

Join Rainbow Chorus

The Rainbow Chorus is a community choir with high standards that rehearses weekly on a Monday evening with additional rehearsals on some weekends. We have New Members Nights twice a year (January and September) with no obligation to join and no audition, although there is an expectation that you can sing in tune.

 

Join RC+

If you have less free time, or want to improve your singing voice in a less formal setting, our monthly RC+ workshops are loads of fun and a safe space where you can learn some great songs by ear, with sheet music and lyrics to aid if needed. 

Choir News

The Rainbow Chorus Perform at The Brighton Bear Weekend 2024
2024-07-14 08:42 The sun was just about shining and there was a sizeable crowd enjoying the Brighton Bear Weekend Party in Dorset Gardens on Saturday 13th July 2024. Despite the stage running late and some technical sound issues at the start the chorus blasted through Bring Me Sunshine, Mr Blue Sky, Angel, Bohemian...
Review: Pergolesi and Pimms
2024-06-30 12:36 We received another lovely 5 star review from Andrew Kay at thelatest.co.uk.   "Brighton and Hove’s community choirs are the jewels in the city’s music scene and they exemplify the truth about one of the world’s most commonly misused words. The Rainbow Chorus last night gave us the near perfect di...
Performance: Pergolesi and Pimms Summer Concert 2024
2024-06-30 10:04 The choir had a blast on Saturday evening 29th June 2024 with Pergolesi and Pimms -  truly a concert of two halves with the first part a rendition of Tim Pratt's arrangement of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, accompanied by a string quartet from the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and Olly Parr on...
RC+ Workshop choir gets funding from The People's Postcode Lottery
2024-06-07 17:23 The Rainbow Chorus has been awarded a grant from Postcode Society Trust to support the running of our RC+ workshop choir for the next 18 months. This is made possible thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. Running for 8 years, this award-winning LGBTQ+ group was set up to allow as ma...
2024 Summer Concert
2024-05-02 13:54   Tickets on sale here!   Join Brighton and Hove's LGBTQ+ Rainbow Chorus as they entertain you with a sumptuous summer concert of two halves. We will transport you to the magical world of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, performing his celebrated Stabat Mater, a choral work which will really s...
Performance: Lesbian Lives Conference 2024
2024-03-23 11:52 The Rainbow Chorus had a blast at Horatio's Bar on Brighton's Palace Pier singing at the Lesbian Lives Welcome Conference 2024. The choir is very proud of its inclusive LGBTQIA+ members and this was a chance to celebrate all our marvellous 'L's. This was the first time our new accomp...

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