11th April 2016
For immediate release.
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.
Join the Chorus as they explore their dark side in this new music extravaganza. 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? If you’re feeling greedy come and hear the boys tackle songs by David Bowie, Starship, Walk The Moon and even Bruno Mars.
The Chorus’ productions for the Brighton Fringe Festivals are renown for their firmly tongue-in-cheek take on a certain theme, masterfully combining humor and social observation, but always retaining their focus on choral excellency throughout, led by their enviable musical director Marc Yarrow.
BrightonGMC always aspire to use music and entertainment for the benefit of other worthwhile charities and, with these performances, they are delighted to raise funds for the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society and Fun in Action for Children.
Come and join the Chorus… if you’re not too busy resisting temptation!
Tickets cost £14 and £12 for concessions and are available to purchase from the Chorus’ own Ticketing website at tickets.brightongmc.org (no booking fees and all credit and debit cards accepted, or PayPal account)
Also available from the Brighton Fringe Box Office (fees apply) by calling 01273 91 72 72, or by visiting their shop at One Stop Travel Shop in North Street, Brighton.
EVENT: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and The Seven Deadly Sins
VENUE: St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1ED
DATE: Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
TIME: 7.30pm start (Doors 7pm)
TICKETS: £14 per ticket (£12 conc) online via www.brightongmc.org (no fees) or from Brighton Fringe Box Office 01273 91 72 72 (fees apply), or One Stop Travel Shop in North Street, Brighton.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT BRIGHTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and has over 100 members. It provides a space where people can celebrate music, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities it’s a part of.
The Chorus has three guiding principles, our “Three S’s”:
- Singing – the celebration of life and music through male voice harmonies;
- Socialising – using this activity to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected with 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.
The Chorus is also a registered charity, no. 1137437, with 3 key charitable objectives:
- To promote public education by the study, practice and public performance of choral music; and to assist other charitable causes.
- For the public benefit to advance and promote the education of gay and gay-friendly men in Brighton and Hove in the subject of choral music, its study, practice and performance.
- The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in particular but not exclusively by raising public awareness of discrimination towards and issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, and in such other ways as are exclusively charitable as the trustees may from time to time determine.
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