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

 

Back to our beautiful home of St George’s Church, back welcoming new members (and returning members) and back busily rehearsing for our winter concert. And we couldn’t be happier.

 

Not that the Rainbow Chorus went away over the last 18 months. As ever, singing led by Aneesa and accompanied by Monti continued – over Zoom, of course. There were our usual Monday rehearsals and RC+ monthly sessions as well as extra sessions for anyone feeling particularly isolated. Zoom technology also allowed us to come together socially for our Friday-evening virtual pub ‘The Rainbows Return’ (which also inspired the name of our upcoming Christmas concert!), a space where we could chat, laugh, moan, quiz and generally feel connected through these strange times. Because the Rainbow Chorus (and its little sibling RC Plus) is much more than a singing group. It’s also a community, a family, a safe space where any member of the LGBTQ+ community can feel supported, listened to or just be.

 

Now we are into the winter term and the next major event in the calendar is our Christmas concert! Join the Rainbow Chorus as we celebrate the ‘Rainbows Return’ to St George’s in style!  A fun evening of familiar, new & festive songs, hosted by our amazing Musical Director Aneesa Chaudhry, Pianist Mojca Monte Amali and BSL interpreter Marco Nardi. Mulled wine, mince pies & more and, of course our famous Rainbow festive Hamper raffle. Saturday 11th December 2021. 7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm), St George’s Kemptown. Tickets £15, Concessions £10, Kids under 12 £7

COVID SAFETYHere are some important reminders of what to expect so that everyone can be as safe as possible and to avoid any unnecessary queuing:In view of recent government guidance and additionally at the request of St Georges church, face coverings are now mandatory unless you have a medical exemption.  Before going into St George’s please have at the ready proof of:- a current NHS COVID pass please

see  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/or-a negative Lateral Flow Test within the last 24 hours- Face coverings to be worn by all those attending at all times inside St George’s (unless a medical exemption)- Your ticket- Tickets will be available to purchase on the door using a card reader or exact cash  (Regrettably we won’t be able to give any change at the ticket desk or refreshment bars – you are welcome to purchase some raffle tickets to make up any difference and all donations will be very gratefully received). Inside the venue:- Everyone is asked to wear a face mask at all times other than when eating/ drinking (unless you have a medical exemption) – Remember to log onto the NHS Track & Trace venue QR code on arrival- Please remain in your seat other than when getting refreshments/ raffle tickets etc- Toilets are on the ground floor and include an accessible toilet – there is also a lift available if needed- maintain 1m distance wherever possible when moving around the building – Main doors and fire exits will remain open throughout the performance to ensure the venue remains as well ventilated as possible so warm clothing is advised. We are very excited to be back performing in the wonderful St Georges church!Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.Please do NOT attend if you have any symptoms of COVID.


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Support the Choir

There are many ways to support the Rainbow Chorus:

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