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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 Brighton and Hove LGBT Rainbow Chorus will be celebrating it’s 18th birthday this year with a packed calendar of events for everyone to enjoy. The chorus, led by musical director Aneesa Chaudhry and pianist Mojca Monti and supported by a dedicated committee, will open the year by performing at Sing Out on May 18 at the Brighton Fringe Festival. July will see the Chorus showcasing its substantial repertoire with two special concerts at St George’s Church to celebrate its birthday. From Shenandoah and True Colours to Adagio for Strings, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

 

The chorus will also perform at a series of regular community events – Pride, Trans* Pride and World Aids Day among others – and they will also be singing at their ever popular annual Christmas Concert at the end of the year.

 

And that’s not all!  The Rainbow Chorus has been chosen to sing at the International Choir Festival to be held in Amsterdam in 2016 during Pride celebrations – an amazing achievement and honour.

 

This is just a selection of the events planned for the year. So much to celebrate!

 

The chorus always welcomes new members, giving them the opportunity to sing an amazing range of songs within a supportive, fun and friendly group, with lots of social activities to get involved with throughout the year.

 

The Rainbow Chorus is extremely representative of the local community, and sponsors are always welcome to take advantage of this excellent positioning by supporting its programme and activities throughout the year.

 

Supporting events in the wider LGBT community is a defining feature of Rainbow Chorus activities and they will be co-hosting Hand in Hand, the international event for LGBT choirs, at the Brighton Dome in June. This is a special three-day festival which brings together choirs from all around the country.

 

Hand in Hand is scheduled to take place from June 12 to 14, 2015.

Support the Choir

There are many ways to support the Rainbow Chorus:

Volunteer

Donate

Sponsor Us

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You can find Rainbow Chorus on most social media platforms. Please follow us, show your support and keep up to date on the latest Rainbow Chorus news!

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You can find videos of past performances on our Youtube channel.