25th April 2014
For immediate release.
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. A light-hearted musical adventure on the High Cs, Nautical But Nice will chart the murky exploits of some of Brighton’s unsung gay pirates.
Marc Yarrow, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ Musical Director, says:
“With the inimitable support of Tim Nail at the piano, I am really excited to be directing the Chorus’ fourth appearance in Brighton’s Fringe Festival. When I was first appointed as MD, I was proud to initiate our participation in Brighton’s world-renowned annual cultural event. For this year’s nautical themed show I have devised a programme that caters to a wide range of musical tastes, with offerings from modern musical icons such as Lady Gaga, Kate Bush and David Bowie, through to classics by Sondheim and Faure – and, as usual, many of the musical numbers will be in-house arrangements.”
Paul Charlton, Chairman for the Chorus, added:
“Our Fringe Show has become a firm favourite in our annual musical calendar, both with the boys and our loyal and growing audience. We are also delighted that once again that Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ distinctive fun-filled approach to music-making will be promoting our own charitable objective of helping to raise funds for two extremely local worthy charitable causes, the Brighton branch of the RNLI and a Worthing based charity Wolfram Syndrome UK Support Group.”
Nautical But Nice takes place at 7.30 pm on 2nd & 3rd May at St. George’s Church in Kemptown, Brighton. Doors open at 7pm. Licensed Bar available before and during the interval. Tickets (£12 Standard/ £10 Concession) and more information are available at: www.brightongmc.org (no booking fees) or the Fringe Box office: boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/music/5792/brighton-gay-men-s-chorus-nautical-but-nice
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 and now has around 80 members.
It is 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 and Transgender (LGBT) community, and in such other ways as are exclusively charitable as the trustees may from time to time determine.
Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org.