8th May 2013
For immediate release.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is appearing at the Ladyboys of Bangkok’s Sabai Pavillion this Sunday 12th May, after selling out the Brighthelm Centre last Saturday in the opening weekend of the Brighton Fringe Festival.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points! will have a special reprise performance at the Ladyboys venue in conjunction with Pride at the Fringe.
Pete Boon, a Trustee for the Chorus, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Pride’s Fringe season by bringing ‘Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points!’ to the Ladyboys’ Pavillion. We can’t wait to appear in such a fabulous and iconic venue, and it will hopefully be the perfect setting for our Eurovision inspired show.”
The show has already hit the headlines after receiving public endorsements from former Eurovision stars Andy Abraham, Nicki French and Sonia. More locally, the Chorus received high praise from Councillor Bill Randall, Mayor of Brighton and Hove, at last Friday’s performance. Speaking to the audience following their standing ovation, he said:
“Long may they continue to make a joyful noise!”
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points! imagines what would happen if Brighton decided to stage it’s own alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest. Tickets are still available from the Brighton Fringe box office: www.brightonfringe.org or 01273 917272, and are £12/£10 concessions. The show will also raise money for the Rainbow Fund, managed by the Sussex Community Foundation.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
ABOUT BRIGHTON GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and is a registered charity no. 1137437.
The Chorus now has around 80 members and works by its three principles of Singing, Socialising and Support. Its charitable objectives include to promote equality and diversity, to raise public awareness of the LGBT community, and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Chorus stages at least three main shows a year; usually during the Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. Their “Pull A Cracker” Christmas show is due to take place on 7th December 2013 at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall.
Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org
About The Rainbow Fund
The Rainbow Fund is a Brighton and Hove based grant giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS charities. It was set up by James Ledward and Paul Elgood following the fundraising for the city’s groundbreaking AIDS Memorial, to provide a living legacy for the project.
The Rainbow Fund is administered by the Sussex Community Foundation, who oversee the Fund’s annual grant giving process and handle all donations made to it. This provides the LGBT community with an independent and transparent way to ensure donated money goes straight to the local good causes who benefit.
For more information see www.rainbowfund.co.uk