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

Performance: Snowing Me, Snowing You
2023-12-12 17:06 The choir had a blast on Saturday evening (9th December 2023) -  it was an evening tinged with sadness as the Chorus said farewell to Monti, our musical accompanist of 11 years who was given a loud and long ovation and had a hand in choosing the songs for the evening. The set included:    May It ...
Rainbow Chorus performed at the World AIDS Day Charity Concert 2023
2023-12-01 20:49 The Rainbow Chorus had a fabulous evening at the World AIDS Day charity concert supporting the amazing Lunch Positive! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The choir kicked off the second half of the evening and songs included May It Be, Seal Lullaby, Rhythm of Life, and Time To Say Goodbye. ...
Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ choirs to come together for annual World AIDS Day Concert
2023-10-28 10:12 Tickets available at: https://www.brightonwadconcert.info   At this very moment, the Rainbow Chorus, Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are busy planning Brighton and Hove’s annual musical community event, the World AIDS Day concert, to raise money for local HIV charity, Lunch Po...
2023 Winter Concert
2023-10-09 21:59 Join Brighton and Hove's LGBTQ+ Rainbow Chorus on Saturday 9th December 2023 at St Georges Church Kemptown, as they entertain you with a blizzard of classics and festive treats plus a light dusting of ABBA!!   Tickets are now on sale for the Winter Concert, Snowing Me Snowing You and you can expec...
Rainbow Chorus Presents: Hot Harmonies
2023-05-22 20:52 Join Brighton and Hove’s LGBTQ+ Rainbow Chorus on Saturday 8th July 2023 at St Georges Church Kemptown, as they entertain you with some sizzling Rainbow sounds!    Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Concert named Hot Harmonies and you can expect some familiar Rainbow favourites as well as a co...
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...

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