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: Songs Without Borders
2016-08-14 14:58        Review by James Ledward published in Gscene   An evening out with the Rainbow Chorus is more than just going to a concert, it’s an expression of belonging, solidarity and inclusion that defines the very notion of community that many aspire to when they come to live in Brighton and Hove. ...
Amsterdam Europride 2016
2016-08-14 14:53 Rainbow Chorus fly the LGBT flag for Brighton at Europride 2016 in Amsterdam     While Pride was in full swing here, Brighton’s very own Rainbow Chorus were sharing the Brighton love as part of Europride, this year held in Amsterdam. Europride’s theme was diversity and our strength in numbers f...
Singing with Pride at Tesco
2016-08-08 15:02   A recent public performance tied in with our aim to become more involved in the wider Brighton and Hove community when Tesco, an official Pride sponsor, invited us to sing at its Hove store in the lead-up to Brighton Pride. On Saturday 30 July, 20 members of the choir assembled at Tesco Superst...
Review: Sing Out 2016
2016-05-27 15:09   Sing out is certainly what the Rainbow Chorus did on Monday evening.   A fringe event that was a taster of their June concert, it was also a window into the workings of The Rainbow Chorus, and a chance to feel what it’s like to sing in a choir.   What stood out the most throughout the eveni...
Review: Do You Hear The Rainbows Sing?
2015-12-06 15:13 The Christmas spirit came to Kemptown last night.     The sold out show brought the Rainbow’s 18th birthday celebrations to a triumphant climax in a year when the choir has achieved a new level of vocal excellence and reinforced its reputation as a first class LGBT community institution.   Un...
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 ...

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