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: RC18
2015-08-02 15:18   To celebrate 18 years of singing, Brighton’s only LGBT choir (other solely gay choirs are available) gave a performance that encompassed many of their past achievements – and they did it with style! In the last twelve months the choir has almost doubled in size but this did not daunt the newer ...
Concert: RC18
2015-07-02 15:20   18th birthday summer concerts – 17th & 18th July 2015   Strength in harmony – 18 years of the Rainbow Chorus!   It’s here! We are celebrating our 18th birthday with summer concerts over two nights at St George‘s in Brighton on the 17th and 18th of July at 7:30pm. We have gone from strength ...
Stand By Your Trans 2015
2015-05-16 15:26      ‘Big Girl’s Blouse’ by Kate O’Donnell was a compassionate and thought-provoking piece of theatre which showed at the Brighton Fringe on the 9th to 11th of May. Performing to a packed house, using humour and music, this was fringe theatre at it’s best and the Rainbow Chorus was there to suppor...
18 years – Rainbow Chorus goes from strength to strength
2015-05-16 15:22   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...
Review: Blame It On The Baubles
2014-12-21 15:30   THE CHORUS has come a long way since its early days under the direction of Carl Boardman and is presently on an upwards curve, producing a much bigger musical sound which has brought a fresh new confidence to their overall performance.   Of all the LGBT choirs in Brighton, the Rainbow Chorus ...
Review: Strength in Harmony
2014-08-21 15:32   This excellent community choir certainly goes from strength to strength, and in this, their summer programme, they truly prove it. A well balanced programme starting with the rousing ‘Shosholoza’ got us off to a great start, and the use of personal stories between numbers added to the entertain...

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