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Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus prepares to celebrate Pride in style with their new production Showtime.

1st June 2017
For immediate release.


For its Pride show 2017 the Chorus has chosen a new format to showcase its talent and celebrate the rich diversity of musicals and show tunes. Showtime will take centre stage on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July in St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton.

Musical Director Marc Yarrow said:

“I’m so excited about Showtime. Musical Theatre is my true passion. When the music team and I selected the repertoire we decided to bring together numbers from classic shows such as: Les Miserable, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, Hair and Into The Woods. But we also wanted to feature music from newer, West End and Broadway productions such as Book Of Mormon and Sister Act, and recognise less well-known gems like Lazarus. And of course, for a Pride Show, we couldn’t exclude crowd-pleasers from La Cage Aux Folles, Sound of Music and Hairspray.

Brighton Pride Festival enjoys national and international prominence and popularity, but it is equally important for its fundraising efforts on behalf of local charities. Along with Pride, the Chorus has once again chosen to support The Rainbow Fund, a Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations. As well as donating £1 from each ticket sold to The Rainbow Fund there will be a bucket collection on both evenings of Showtime.

Chris Gull, chairman of The Rainbow Fund said:

“We are delighted that BrightonGMC is, once again, donating money to The Rainbow Fund. This time it will be from their Pride show Showtime.

This is a great example of community fundraising, and emphasises once again the crucial role that The Rainbow Fund has in acting as a responsible and transparent way for local fundraisers to ensure that the funds they raise go where they are needed, without having to make decisions about which of the local LGBT+ and HIV groups to support. This way they support them all.

On behalf of these groups that provide such vital support right across our local LGBT+ and HIV communities, thank you to all the members of BrightonGMC for their support, and time and talent. It’s much appreciated.”

A week after Showtime the Chorus’s float will be joining the annual parade to help spread Pride’s message of Summer of Love in characteristically rousing, entertaining and colourful style. Members will embrace their inner Flower Power in true ‘flower children’ style with their own slogan #MoreLoveLessHate

IN BRIEF:

VENUE: Saint George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1ED
DATE: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July 2017
TIME: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
TICKETS: £14 (£12 concessions). Tickets available online at tickets.brightongmc.org and from Prowler in St James Street, Brighton.

ENDS

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