1st August 2019
For immediate release.
Towards the end of June, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC) was deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Richard Tredgett, the fiancé of our Chorus Director, Joe Paxton. In consultation with Joe, BrightonGMC’s trustees have therefore decided to postpone its summer show, originally scheduled for Brighton Pride weekend, until Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2019.
Vaughan Leyshon, BrightonGMC’s Chairman, said:
We hope the Chorus and all its members can be a source of support for Joe during this difficult time. In Time For Pride, the first fully-fledged show that Joe has created for us, has added importance because we know he shared ideas about its concept with Richard. We are now looking forward to sharing it with our friends, family and supporters.
Although the show will take place after Brighton Pride, its theme, about the fight for equality, is timeless. In Time For Pride will introduce a mysterious character travelling through time and space who will be transporting the audience through an exploration of the history of Pride and the music that has run alongside it.
So, book your seat early for what is bound to be an unforgettable journey – one that promises to honour extraordinary people, highlight the transformative power of music and, while fully recognising there is still much work to be done, celebrate how far we have already come.
EVENT: In Time For Pride
VENUE: St George’s Church, St George’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED
DATE: Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2019
TIME: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
TICKETS: £15 (£12 conc) from www.brightongmc.org and Prowler in St James Street (both no fees)