18th February 2013
For immediate release.
Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus made a triumphant return to the Brighton Dome in December with their annual Christmas extravaganza Pull A Cracker. This year, the Chorus were joined on stage by acclaimed West End actress Rosie Ashe for a packed out festive evening. For the second year running, the event raised money for the Sussex Beacon with a final total of a staggering £5622.48.
Simon Dowe, CEO of The Sussex Beacon, said:
“Thank you so much to the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus for raising such a significant sum at their Christmas show. The money raised can pay for 13 people to have an 8 session course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This treatment will help alleviate the stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties associated with a positive HIV diagnosis. Thank you for helping us continue our vital work.”
Paul Charlton, Chairman of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus said:
“We are delighted to once again raise so much money for such a worthy local cause. ‘Pull a Cracker’ is already one of the highlights of our calendar, but being able to support the Sussex Beacon makes the experience even more special to us.”
The next opportunity to see the Chorus will be Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm for their Brighton Fringe Festival show entitled Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Douze Points! at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton. Come join the boys as they imagine what might happen should Brighton stage an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest. This follows the success of their last Fringe show Guilty Treasures, which was tipped as one of the “Highlights of the Fringe 2012″ by whatsonstage.com. Tickets are on sale via www.brightongmc.org or in person via either Brighton Dome or Brighton Fringe Box Offices.
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 principals 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. The Chorus also supports a number of local charity and community events throughout the year. Latest news, press releases and images are available in the “Press Office” section of the Chorus website at www.brightongmc.org