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Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus to reunite with singer Russell Watson for first time since BBC’s Last Choir Standing

20th March 2014
For immediate release.


Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are to reunite with best-selling British tenor Russell Watson at Brighton Dome on 10th April, whom they first met during the BBC show “Last Choir Standing”. Russell, as one of the shows judges, famously fought to keep the Chorus in the game as they competed against acclaimed welsh male choir “Only Men Aloud” who went on to win the show.

Russell Watson said:

“If the guys want to come and join me we’ll do a number on stage together… I’m absolutely serious, that would be fantastic.”

Adam Betteridge, a trustee for Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, said:

“Last Choir Standing was a turning point in our development as a choir and as a charity. I’m sure I am not alone in remembering back then how moving it was to hear Russell so passionately fight to keep our Chorus in the competition. I could hardly believe my ears when I got the call telling me that he had personally asked for us to join him on stage at the Brighton Dome!”

You can get more information about Russell Watson’s concert including tickets from http://brightondome.org/event/4543/russell_watson/

Their next show “Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Nautical But Nice” will take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on May 2nd & 3rd at St George’s Church in Kemptown, Brighton. Tickets and info will be available via their website www.brightongmc.org soon.

Also for your diaries, the Chorus will be holding its annual Jamboree – offering fun, games and home-baked cakes – at the Brighton Tavern on Saturday April 19th between 11am and 3pm. All are welcome!

In the meantime, if you are considering joining Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, they are always interested in hearing from prospective new members, so please email Tom on membership@brightongmc.org

ENDS


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 Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. Their next show, “Nautical But Nice”, is due to take place as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival on 2nd & 3rd May at St. George’s Church, Kemptown.

Latest news, press releases and images are available in the Press Office section of the Chorus website www.brightongmc.org.


Links to this Press Release

Full Link: https://www.brightongmc.org/press/press-releases/brighton-gay-mens-chorus-to-reunite-with-singer-russell-watson-for-first-time-since-bbcs-last-choir-standing/


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