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

Review: Summer Concert 25
2022-07-17 07:43 We received a brilliant 5 star review for our summer concert and 25th birthday celebrations (aptly named: 25) from Andrew Kay:   “It’s some years now since I first heard The Rainbow Chorus sing and back then what struck me was a joyous sense of true community, a diverse and inclusive group of peop...
Two Performances in One Afternoon
2022-07-11 11:40 Rainbow Chorus are proud to be performing at Brighton Trans Pride on Saturday 16th July 2022, and then we will be legging it over to Dorset Gardens to perform at the Brighton Bear Weekend Garden Party later on. Come and show your support – money raised will support the Rainbow Fund. It’s going to be...
Rainbow Chorus calls out for votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants Fund.
2022-06-25 07:48   Rainbow Chorus are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. The scheme sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects and this quarter’s vote in Brighton & Hove will see Tesco support a local LGBTQ+ project. Three groups have been ...
Beginning a Rainbow
2022-06-10 12:51 The Origins of the Rainbow Chorus, Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ Choir   Carl Boardman, the founder of the Rainbow Chorus and now a current member, recollects his memories of setting up the fabulous choir 25 years ago in this Scene magazine article. Click on the link below to read his piece.   FEATURE...
2022-05-28 07:54 The Rainbow Chorus were once again proud to support IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. We performed 5 songs including Rise Up, Feels to be Free, It’s Alright, Chasing Cars and Bridge Over Troubled Water at the IDAHOBIT Community Vigil on May 17th in Jubile...
Rainbow Chorus Presents: 25
2022-05-14 14:28 Our summer concert is just around the corner. On the 9th July 2022 we will be celebrating 25 years of the Rainbow Chorus with an uplifting mix of song from Jesus Christ Superstar, Dear Evan Hanson and A Star is Born plus other classics.   As ever the concert will be hosted by our amazing Musical D...

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