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

IDAHOBIT 2023
2023-05-18 10:55 The Rainbow Chorus led the city’s IDAHOBIT 2023 Community Vigil on Wednesday 17 May in Jubilee Square, Brighton. We were LOUD, PROUD and VISIBLE!   Our musical director Aneesa Chaudry hosted the event, opening with a speech about the importance of being an active ally and calling out the toxic cu...
New Members Night: What to Expect
2023-01-01 07:34 We are looking forward to seeing new and returning faces at our upcoming New Members Night on the 16th January 2023. We’ve set out what to expect below – we hope you have a great time!   Please arrive in good time at St George’s Church for a 6:30pm start.   6:30-7:30pm – There will be a fun and ...
Review: 25 at Christmas
2022-12-17 08:04 We received a brilliant 5 star review for our 2022 winter concert from Angi Mariani:   “What a wonderful evening! And a wonderful world! One of the songs in one of the choral mash ups alongside I Love You. Where to start in describing this joyous event? The mash up of songs was delightful – First ...
Rainbow Chorus Awarded Tesco Community Grant
2022-11-30 21:49 The Rainbow Chorus is delighted to be awarded £1500 by Tesco Community Grants to support their commitment to provide a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at their main concerts in 2023 and also at the World Aids Day concert on 1st December.   We are committed to promoting diversity and inclus...
Rainbow Fund Award - Rainbow Chorus awarded a grant by the Rainbow Fund to continue our outreach and support for Sign Language Users.
2022-11-19 13:14 The Rainbow Chorus is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and for a considerable time we have been aware that one of the most marginalised groups in the LGBTQ+ community, indeed in the whole wider community, has been those who are Sign Language Users including those who are deaf or hard o...
Rainbow Chorus Presents: 25 at Christmas
2022-10-23 14:10 The Rainbow Chorus continues to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a tinsel-tastic mix of songs to entertain you and get you in a festive mood, including The First Noel/Pachelbel’s Canon, A Million Dreams (the Greatest Showman), Together in Electric Dreams (new to us this season), old favourites li...

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There are many ways to support the Rainbow Chorus:

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