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Performances

This is an archive of all of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ end-of-season shows. 

But this isn’t the whole picture, as the Chorus also participates in other events and performances, many of which are in support of other local charities and causes.

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Upcoming Shows

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Christmas Show 2019

Friday 6th December 2019
All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove

For one night only the All Saints Church in Hove will provide the perfect setting to transport you into an enchanting and joyful festive atmosphere. The venue offers the perfect acoustic for the unique and exclusive arrangements of Christmas classics old and new.

Previous Shows

2019

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In Time For Pride

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September 2019
St. George's Church, Kemptown

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Chorus explored the history of Pride and the music that ran along side it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – “Under the baton of their new [Chorus] Director Joe Paxton the BGMC are achieving new heights, there is a depth to their vocal performance now that is truly impressive, a tightness to their timing and above all a real sense of joy that not only shows in their singing but also in their faces.” – thelatest.co.uk

“Chorus Director Joe Paxton has put together a selection of stunning songs showing off not only the power, intensity and subtlety of the chorus but also great talent in depth in its soloists.” – gscene.com

Opening Up with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2019
St. George's Church, Kemptown

Our traditional opening to the Brighton Fringe Festival at St. George’s Church, Kemptown, looking at what happens when a couple needs to put their relationship back together to continue on true love’s journey.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – “There was something excitingly different about their performance… a depth to their singing, a tightness, precision and renewed dynamism that raised their game!” – thelatest.co.uk

“For me, this show was all about one number… Run by Leona Lewis… the balance of the ensemble singing was immaculate… going from sotto voce to climaxing a magnificent full-blown male voice wall of sound, which was world-class in its execution.” – gscene.com

2018

Pull A Cracker 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Back at the prestigious Brighton Dome for an evening of laughter and songs infused with sparkly spirit and packed full of seasonal favourites and exclusive new arrangements! 2018’s show supported The Sussex Beacon and the Brighton Unitarian’s Building Appeal Fund.

One of The Guardian’s Top 25 unmissable festive shows – “The very definition of camp as Christmas, the award-winning Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have got it all: razzle-dazzle, sweet harmonies, laughs and lovely waistcoats.” – theguardian.com

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – “Once again their musical offering was absolutely on the money, a good mix of their best numbers and seasonal classics, including a complex arrangement of Carol Of The Bells that showed them at their musical best!” – thelatest.co.uk

“When a chorus gets to the level of performance Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus have achieved, it is so hard to produce a review each year that says something different” – gscene.co.uk

Glitz ‘n’ Glam!

Saturday 28th July 2018
The Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis

An exciting evening of singing from PZAZZ Singers and Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus on the first ever joint venture of its kind.

Together We Stand

Saturday 30th June 2018
Brighton Pavilion Music Room

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is proud to present an exclusive evening in the sumptuous Music Room of the Royal Pavilion with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Men’s Chorus.

Gayz Into Space

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May 2018
Saint George’s Church, Kemptown

“Once again this first class outfit delivered a professional, polished performance with just about something for everyone. I have come to expect nothing less.“ – gscene.com

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – “There’s little doubting that the BGMC know how to deliver a fully entertaining programme.” – thelatest.co.uk

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – “The comedic element, combined with plenty of innuendos, had the audience in hysterics.” – voicemag.uk

2017

Dreaming of Christmas

Friday 15th December
All Saints' Church, Hove

“The chorus’ ability to meld contemporary pop tunes with the more traditional is why they’re one of the top choirs in the country and this show really did have it all with the chorus operating at full power bringing sharp vocals and buckets of personality to an eclectic, varied set.” – Gscene

Show Time

28th & 29th July 2017
St. George's Church, Kemptown

For this year’s Pride concert we turn our attention to that much-neglected genre… show-tunes ?

The Superhero Show

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May 2017
Saint George’s Church, Kemptown

They lurk in the shadows and move among you unseen. To the untrained eye they appear just like you and me. Then, suddenly, there they are: righting wrongs; saving the day; helping you choose your wallpaper. They are the gay superheroes… they are Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus.

2016

Pull A Cracker 2016

Saturday 10th December 2016
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

“You knew right from the start that this wasn’t going to be a concert lacking in energy… Their wonderfully sequin encrusted waistcoats were certainly a hit with everyone.” – G Scene

London To Brighton

5th August 2016
All Saint's Church, Hove

Join the massed voices of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and their guests the London Gay Men’s Chorus for an evening of vintage entertainment to make your heart race.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May
St. George's, Kemptown

What does it mean to be a glutton in a gay world? Ever been seduced into gorging on forbidden fruit? Lusting at the shrine of the unattainable or were you just too slothful?

2015

Celebrate! – 10th Anniversary Concert

Sun 22nd November 2015
Theatre Royal, Brighton

Join Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus as we return to the glamour of the The Theatre Royal, Brighton, to celebrate our 10 years!

Bed & Breakfast

Fri 24th & Sat 25th July 2015
All Saints Church, Hove

A holiday romance, or just a dirty weekend? High season or low rent? Check in with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus for a thoroughly musical probing of the ups and downs of the seaside mini-break.

Back To The Bond Age

Fri 1st & Sat 2nd May
St. Bartholomew's Church, Brighton

Guns! Gags! Gizmos! Be shaken, stirred and seduced by the heady cocktail that is the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus as they go back to the Bond Age. After all, nobody does it better.

2014

Putting On The Glitz

30th November 2014
Brighton Theatre Royal

Don your DJs! Put on your pearls! Prepare to take your seats and enter a wintry world of wonder! Join the Chorus as they raise the curtain on a night of glamour, glitz and… who knows… maybe even the occasional show tune.

“Great choirs don’t just happen they evolve and as they approach their tenth anniversary Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are presently at the top of their game” – G-Scene

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – “The Chorus certainly know how to put on a show and this was a super slick and glitzy occasion that proved why they are so popular. But for me the glitz is second to their musicality and right now they are performing at a very high standard indeed… All in all though a full on five star evening of fun and great music.” – The Latest

An Audience With Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

26th September 2014
St. Nick's Parish Church

All you ever wanted to know about Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus… and a bit more besides. Why do we join? Why do we stay? Why are our members so aroused on Tuesday nights?

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

12th July 2014
The Hub Theatre, Southampton

It’s the Brighton boys’ first time taking a show on tour, it’s also the first time our new friends in Southampton have mounted something this… ahem… big!

Nautical But Nice

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd May 2014
St. George’s Church, Kemptown

“I can’t stop grinning as I leave the church. No, I have not just got married… I have just seen the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Nautical but Nice’ show. The singers’ enthusiasm was infectious; and you could really tell they were doing something they love, having a laugh in the process.” – BroadwayBaby.com

“There is little doubt that this male voice choir have found… well found their voice. Their accomplished bgmc_performances and fun arrangements are proof of that… I came away delighted at having seen and heard a choir hitting all the right notes – in every sense.” – thelatest.co.uk

2013

Pull A Cracker 2013: The Christmas Special

7th December 2013
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Taken From Behind (The Scenes)

19th & 20th July 2013
St Georges Church, Brighton

Come backstage with the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus as they put on another killer show! Witness the bitchiness and backstabbing. Who steals the show? Who murders the song? Is there anyone without a stain on their reputation? All will be revealed. It would be a crime to miss it…

Douze Points

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2012
Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton

Amidst claims that Eurovision has had it’s day, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus imagine what might happen should Brighton attempt to stage an alternative song contest.

2012

Pull A Cracker 2012: A Christmas Crescendo

15th December 2012
The Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

2012 saw our triumphant return to the Dome Concert Hall with with a magical collection of Yuletide favourites and rock and pop classics.

Seven Year Itch: No Rash Decisions

3rd and 4th August 2012
St Georges Church, St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED

From the moment the Chorus opened with Cold Play’s Viva La Vida I was hooked. The arrangement was imaginative and fun, with a real passion that immediately made me glad I had plenty of tissues. Gscene.com

Guilty Treasures

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2012
St. Nicholas Church, Brighton

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, who have gone from strength to strength in the past few years… combine pure talent with humour, wit and a touch of “so what?” theargus.co.uk

2011

Pull A Cracker 2011

11th December 2011
The Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

It was a magical evening and judging by the rapturous applause and standing ovation at the end that was a feeling shared by everyone there. Just brilliant! Latest 7

In A World Of Their Own

29th & 30th July 2011
St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton

The choir were ‘in a league of their own’ singing a selection of pop standards and solo numbers which were linked by cleverly scripted monologues – gscene.com

On The Fringe

14th & 15th May 2011
The Old Courtroom, Brighton

2010

Pull A Cracker 2010

17th & 18th December 2010
St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton

A Cheap Gay Return

30th & 31st July 2010
St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton

Now We Are Five

25th May 2010
The Old Courtroom, Brighton

2009

Make The Yuletide Gay

19th December 2009
The Barbican, London

Santa’s Coming

13th December 2009
The Old Market, Hove

The Last Resort

24th & 25th July 2009
St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton

2008

BRACE! BRACE! Around The World With 40 Gays!

26th & 27th July 2008
Brighton Unitarian Church & Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

2007

Musical Mayhem – A Year in the Life of the Choir

1st & 2nd August 2007
The Friends Meeting House, Brighton

2006

A Very Civil Partnership

2nd August 2006
The Old Market

2005

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Pride Show 2005

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