New Members’ Evening Tuesday 9th January 2018

UPDATE: If you missed this date, then don’t worry – we welcome new members to any rehearsal night!

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is holding a New Members’ Evening at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.

There is no audition, and membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as male and is LGBTQ-friendly. For more information, please contact Chris on

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 Brighton Fringe show on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May.

The Chorus is fortunate to have a multi-award winning music team headed by Artistic Director Marc Yarrow, Deputy Musical Director and accompanist Tim Nail and Assistant Music Director Joe Paxton. Their musical arrangements are unique to BrightonGMC and are as eclectic as our members.

Musical repertoire includes music from legends such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Gloria Gaynor, David Bowie, Annie Lennox and Kate Bush, as well as more contemporary entertainers like Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. The Chorus also tackles classical works by Bizet, Fauré and Beethoven.

The New Members’ Evening will comprise a short rehearsal, as a ‘taster’ of how the Chorus works, followed by an opportunity to socialise with members over tea and cakes. For some people, joining a well-established group like BrightonGMC might seem a daunting prospect, but everyone can be assured of a warm welcome from the five-time winners of Brighton & Hove’s Golden Handbag award for Favourite Music Group and Social Network Group. New members that have no musical background will feel at ease knowing that half the Chorus doesn’t read music; they will be looked after by a buddy-system throughout their first season, and they will become part of the BrightonGMC family in no time.

At its heart BrightonGMC is a community chorus – new members are always welcome, and there is no obligation to join. If you can’t come along to the New Members’ Evening you are welcome to attend any of our Tuesday evening rehearsals, just contact our Membership Coordinator Chris Wellings at to join at later date.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a space where people can celebrate music and enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities of which we are a part.

The Chorus is a registered charity with three guiding principles, our “Three S’s”:

  • Singing – the celebration of life and music through male voice harmony;
  • Socialising – using singing to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected in a sometimes lonely world; and
  • Support – to be there for each other – both collectively and individually – when the chips are down, and to be there for the communities in which the chorus operates, too.

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