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Press Releases

2017/11/16

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus invites you to be Dreaming of Christmas

The festive season is almost upon us, and Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC) is hoping that you will join them for a magical evening that will have you Dreaming of Christmas. For one night only, on Friday 15th December, the All Saints Church in Hove will provide the perfect setting to transport the audience into […]

2017/08/17

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is inviting new members

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC) is holding a New Members’ Evening at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at their rehearsal space in the Brighton Unitarian Church in New Road, in the centre of Brighton. There is no audition, and membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as male and is LGBTQ-friendly. The Chorus […]

2017/06/01

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus prepares to celebrate Pride in style with their new production Showtime.

For its Pride show 2017 the Chorus has chosen a new format to showcase its talent and celebrate the rich diversity of musicals and show tunes. Showtime will take centre stage on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July in St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton.Musical Director Marc Yarrow said: “I’m so excited about Showtime. Musical Theatre is my […]

2017/04/01

It’s a bird…. It’s a plane…. No! It’s Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus!!!!

BrightonGMC is excited to invite you to its first show of 2017, which it is performing twice during the opening weekend of the Brighton Fringe Festival, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May in St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton. The Superhero Show will be an explosion of energy, colour and harmonies with a clear mission: to entertain and […]

2017/03/21

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus announces new chairman Vaughan Leyshon

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce that Vaughan Leyshon has been elected as its new Chairman. Following the Annual General Meeting in March, where all Chorus members are invited to elect the new Management Team, Vaughan was unanimously selected to head the body of Trustees and Officers that manage the Chorus.

2016/08/31

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Is Welcoming New Members

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is holding a New Members’ Evening at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.

The Chorus has three seasons every year, each culminating in sell-out performances. New members who join this season will have the chance to perform in our Christmas Show, Pull A Cracker, in Brighton’s prestigious, 1,800 seats, Dome Concert Hall on Saturday 10th December.

2016/04/11

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus proudly announces their new production for the 2016 Brighton Fringe Festival: The Seven Deadly Sins.

Following a busy year celebrating its 10th anniversary, the biggest gay men’s chorus in the country (outside London) is gearing up for a fun filled 11th season starting with a brand new show for the Brighton Fringe Festival on May 6 and 7 at St George’s Church in Kemptown, Brighton.

2016/01/20

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is welcoming new members

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC) is holding a New Members’ Evening on Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:00pm at the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.

2015/05/21

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus continue their 10th Anniversary Celebrations by inviting you to Bed… and Breakfast

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce their Pride show entitled Bed & Breakfast at All Saint’s Church, Hove, on 24th & 25th July 2015.

2015/03/31

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus commence 10th Anniversary Celebrations by going “Back To The Bond Age”

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are very happy to announce their upcoming show called Back To The Bond Age taking place during the opening weekend of this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival.

2015/02/20

World Aids Day Concert raises £2,214 for Lunch Positive

The annual World Aids Day fundraising concert, held on December 1 at St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, is renowned for the variety of its performances and the warm support of its audience.2014’s concert, once again presented under the banner We All Live Together, was no exception and saw the Brighton Belles Women’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, […]

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise over £1,000 for the Rainbow Fund

Following their debut at the Theatre Royal, with their Christmas Show, Putting on the Glitz, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raised £1,002.50 for the Rainbow Fund.

2015/02/17

Out US Singer Justin Utley comes to Brighton in support of the Hand In Hand LGBT Choral Festival

The Hand In Hand festival of UK and Ireland LGBT choirs, to be held in Brighton this June and jointly organised by Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Rainbow Chorus, has received an exciting gesture of support from a US musician and LGBT activist in the form of a concert in March. Here is the full press release from the Hand In Hand website.

2014/11/18

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Strike Up “Bromance” With Adam Ant

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has received a message of support from Adam Ant, conveying his personal best wishes for their upcoming show “Putting On The Glitz” at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 30th November at 7.30pm.

2014/10/16

Local LGBT musicians join forces to raise money for Lunch Positive at “A Concert For World Aids Day: We All Live Together”

A group of Brighton & Hove LGBT choirs and musicians have announced that they will again be joining forces to put on a fundraising concert called “We All Live Together: A Concert For World AIDS Day”.

2014/10/03

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Winter Show 2014: Putting On The Glitz

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus take great pleasure in extending a diamanté studded invitation to join them on Sunday, November 30th amidst the Georgian splendour of Theatre Royal Brighton, as the Chorus raises the curtain on its most glamorous production yet, Putting On The Glitz.

2014/08/12

Gogglebox star donates to Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus after appearing on Channel 4’s “Million Pound Drop” with Davina McCall

Christopher Steed of Gogglebox fame has donated over £800 to Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus from his winnings after appearing on Channel 4’s Million Pound Drop starring Davina McCall.

2014/06/19

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Go West featuring Southampton Gay Men’s Chorus

On Saturday 12th July 2014, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is heading along the south coast to appear at The Hub Theatre in Southampton in collaboration with Southampton Gay Men’s Chorus.

2014/05/14

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus help raise nearly £550 for two local charities at their Brighton Fringe Festival Show

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is delighted to announce that its two extremely well-received Fringe Festival performances of Nautical But Nice at St George’s Church, Kemptown at the start of May helped to boost the coffers of two local charities to the tune of £547.34.

2014/04/25

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Fringe Show 2014: Nautical But Nice on 2nd & 3rd May at St George’s Church, Kemptown

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus sets sail on May 2nd and 3rd in time for the launch of Brighton Fringe festival, when it will be presenting its latest show, Nautical But Nice, at St George’s Church in the heart of Brighton’s Kemptown.

2014/04/24

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise nearly £1,000 from their annual “Jamboree”

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is very happy to announce that they have successfully raised nearly £1,000 at their annual Jamboree.

2014/03/20

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to serenade the happy couple at Brighton Town Hall’s first gay wedding

Having performed at one of the first ever civil partnerships back in 2005, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are thrilled to be singing at the wedding of James Preston and Philip Robathan on 29 March at Brighton Town Hall, being one of the first gay weddings to take place in the UK.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to take part in “Abbaversary” at Brighton Dome

On Sunday April 6, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) will be joining life-long ABBA fanatic Christopher Green (Tina C, Ida Barr), to relive ABBA’s historic Eurovision Song Contest win on the very spot it happened, 40 years ago to the day.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to reunite with singer Russell Watson for first time since BBC’s Last Choir Standing

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are to reunite with best-selling British tenor Russell Watson at Brighton Dome on 10th April, whom they first met during the BBC show “Last Choir Standing”. Russell famously fought to keep the Chorus in the game as they competed against acclaimed welsh male choir “Only Men Aloud”, who went on to win the show.

2014/02/20

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise nearly £6,000 at their Brighton Dome Christmas Show

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have announced that their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show raised a staggering £5,713.40 for the Sussex Beacon, who offer specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV.

2014/02/19

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus gives a warm welcome to Dublin and London LGBT choirs

Members of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus were thrilled when around 25 members of Gloria, Dublin’s biggest LGBT choir, and London’s Pink Singers, the UK’s original LGBT choir, dropped in for a visit to one of their recent Saturday rehearsals. With a delicious lunch served up by volunteers from Lunch Positive, merriment was plentiful as choir members forged friendships and swapped stories before joining together to rehearse a few verses from well known Kylie hit “I Should Be So Lucky”.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus singers to run in the Brighton Marathon

Adam Betteridge and Silvio Grasso, two of the trustees for registered charity Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, will be running in the Brighton Marathon on 6th April 2014 to raise funds for the choir.

2013/11/15

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Gains New Sponsor

The largest gay chorus outside London has received a new sponsor – The Co-operative Funeralcare.

2013/10/21

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus announce Claire Sweeney as Guest Star for their Dome Christmas Show

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are overjoyed to announce the special guest star for their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show at the Brighton Dome on 7th Dec will be West End starlet Claire Sweeney.

2013/06/27

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus win a Golden Handbag Award

Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus have won the award for Favourite LGBT Community Social/Leisure Organisation at the 2013 Golden Handbag Awards.

2013/05/08

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus brings sell out show to Ladyboys’ Sabai Pavillion

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is appearing at the Ladyboys of Bangkok’s Sabai Pavillion this Sunday 12th June, after selling out the Brighthelm Centre last Saturday in the opening weekend of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

2013/04/29

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus receives ‘Douze Points!’ from Eurovision stars

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has received support messages from three former UK Eurovision Song Contest representatives in the run-up to their Brighton Fringe show Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points!

2013/03/04

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Win The 2013 Manchester Amateur Choral Competition

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have made a triumphant return to the city after being crowned winners of the 2013 Manchester Amateur Choral Competition on Sunday 24th February.

2013/02/18

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise £5622.48 for the Sussex Beacon at the Brighton Dome

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus made a triumphant return to the Brighton Dome in December with their annual Christmas extravaganza Pull A Cracker. This year, the Chorus were joined on stage by acclaimed West End actress Rosie Ashe for a packed out festive evening. For the second year running, the event raised money for the Sussex […]

2012/11/12

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Release Stonewall Charity Single “You Make Me Proud!”

On Tuesday 13th November, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus release a charity single called “You Make Me Proud” which will be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and from all good online retailers. 10% of the profits from sales of the single will be donated to Stonewall, the UK national lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.

2012/10/15

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus announces Eastenders actress June Brown as Patron

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is delighted to announce the appointment of actress June Brown as their first Patron.

2012/07/13

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus joins Global LGBTQI Choir

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has found itself at the heart of an international online choral project called OutPostChoir.

2012/06/19

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raise nearly £425 for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard During Brighton Fringe Festival

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raised nearly £425 for its nominated charity, Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard at their Brighton Fringe Festival show entitled Guilty Treasures on May 3rd.

2012/05/04

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus receives messages of support from Anneka Rice, Duffy and Beverley Knight

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has received messages of support from three popular British celebrities in the run up to the Brighton Fringe Festival opening of their “Guilty Treasures” show this weekend.

2012/04/11

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus helps raise funds for Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will be helping raise funds for Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard whilst on the search for the ultimate gay song during their “Guilty Treasures” show this coming 4th May.

2012/03/01

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus confirm final total of £5143.66 raised for the Sussex Beacon at Brighton Dome

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus packed out The Brighton Dome with their pre-Christmas concert ‘Pull A Cracker’ in December. The majestic voices of the Chorus joined together to create a spectacular and joyous evening with Zoe Lyons, Lorraine Bowen, Jodie Spencer and guest star June Brown, all bringing their own unique magic to a special event.

2012/01/05

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus – join in the fun!

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will be welcoming new members this January. Whether you are a confident singer or a total novice we want you to feel at home. We are a group of mixed ability singers, and there is no requirement to read music or obtain grades. The first few rehearsals are free, if you […]

2011/12/20

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus raises over £5,000 for Sussex Beacon in December

Glowing from the success of their sell-out Christmas show at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has estimated that the show raised in excess of £5,000 for the Sussex Beacon. A forty-four strong chorus sung their hearts out to rapturous applause with comedian Zoe Lyons hosting the evening. Everyone’s favourite Eastender June […]

2011/12/01

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas show at Dome set to sell out after ticket sales soar!

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is delighted to announce that, as of last night, a total of 1,320 out of 1,400 tickets had been confirmed as sold for their Pull A Cracker Christmas show at the Brighton Dome.

2011/11/24

A statement regarding recent press speculation

A statement from the Board of Trustees of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (a registered charity) regarding recent press speculation.

2011/11/18

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus announce June Brown amongst star guests for their Dome Christmas show!

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are delighted to announce another special guest star for their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show at the Brighton Dome on 11th Dec will be screen legend June Brown, perhaps best known as the iconic Dot in Eastenders.

2011/11/07

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and Sussex Beacon unite for Christmas!

Embracing the Christmas notions of giving and sharing, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has announced it will be working with the Sussex Beacon Emergency Appeal to help them raise £150,000. This association effectively means that every ticket purchased for either of the two Chorus’ organised shows scheduled for this coming December will not only provide priceless entertainment but will also help two fantastic causes!

Registered Charity Number: 1171020