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 has a New Accompanist
2024-02-06 18:29 The Rainbow Chorus is delighted to announce that we have found a wonderful new accompanist for our choirs, to replace the hugely talented Mojca Monte Amali who has stepped down after twelve years and received a heartfelt send-off by the Rainbow Chorus choir at our recent Winter Concert.   Our new ...
Review: Snowing Me, Snowing You
2023-12-14 17:26 We received a lovely 5 star review from Andrew Kay at thelatest.co.uk.   "At this time of year one can always rely on Brighton and Hove’s totally inclusive community choir to deliver a festive feast of music and fun....Last night the choir walked onto the platform and simply blew the roof off. The...
Performance: Snowing Me, Snowing You
2023-12-12 17:06 The choir had a blast on Saturday evening (9th December 2023) -  it was an evening tinged with sadness as the Chorus said farewell to Monti, our musical accompanist of 11 years who was given a loud and long ovation and had a hand in choosing the songs for the evening. The set included:    May It ...
Rainbow Chorus performed at the World AIDS Day Charity Concert 2023
2023-12-01 20:49 The Rainbow Chorus had a fabulous evening at the World AIDS Day charity concert supporting the amazing Lunch Positive! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The choir kicked off the second half of the evening and songs included May It Be, Seal Lullaby, Rhythm of Life, and Time To Say Goodbye. ...
The Rainbow Chorus are looking for a new pianist/accompanist to support their community LGBTQIA+ choir.
2023-11-15 08:52 After over 10 years our amazing Monti is stepping down after our upcoming winter concert, so the choir are now looking for a new pianist/accompanist to become part of our fabulous Music Team.   Click here to find further information on the role and information on how to apply.           
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023
2023-11-07 17:45 The Rainbow Chorus are honoured to be performing at this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance which takes place on the 19th November between 11.30am and 2.30pm at Jubilee Square/The Ledward Centre.   Please support this important event - where we will be remembering trans community members who ha...

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