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 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 culture of transphobia in the UK right now.

 

The choir sang four songs, You Will Be Found,  and Bridge Over Troubled Water to close the event, followed by a huge loud, vibrant minute of noise. We made a LOT of noise!

 

There were speeches from Hazel from RC+; Merry the Poet; Gina and ex-chair Katy from Rainbow Chorus; and newly elected councillor David McGregor.

 

Local charity Lunch Positive provided  light refreshments on the square, supported by Brighton & Hove City Council’s LGBTQ Workers Forum.

 

It was all arranged at very short notice but we had a diverse range of people from the community present including members of our LGBTQ+ choirs. Thanks to everyone for your contribution and support.

 

   

Support the Choir

There are many ways to support the Rainbow Chorus:

Volunteer

Donate

Sponsor Us

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You can find Rainbow Chorus on most social media platforms. Please follow us, show your support and keep up to date on the latest Rainbow Chorus news!

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You can find videos of past performances on our Youtube channel.