Brighton & Hove’s LGBT choirs and musicians are once again joining forces to put on their annual World Aids Day fundraising concert.
The venue, St. Mary’s Church in Kemptown, is a 2 minute walk from the Aids Memorial and the concert is timed to start after the vigil and reading of the names.
Performing this year are: Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, Rainbow Chorus, Resound, Rebelles and Qukulele.
All profits from ticket sales, interval refreshments and a raffle, as well as a bucket collection on the door, will be donated to Lunch Positive.
Based in Brighton & Hove, The Rainbow Chorus is the South’s only non-audition LGBT choir, celebrating diversity through music. Inspired by our talented MD, Aneesa Chaudhry, we have a great time singing and performing a wide range of musical genres to a high standard. We welcome new members.
Resound Male Voices is a male voice ensemble that performs a diverse repertoire and aspires to present audiences with quirky, witty and humorous performances. Resound Male Voices is a vibrant choir that works to develop themselves vocally – both as individuals and as a group.
Brighton-based Qukulele love performing any song that makes people happy, especially if they can mash it up into another! Layered harmonies, ukulele pluckin’ and strummin’ are delivered from a sea of Hawaiian shirts! “Qukulele, the ukulele band who bring a smile to everyone’s face.”
All performers give their time free of charge, and all profit from the sale of tickets, as well as refreshments, a raffle and a bucket collection on the night, will be donated to Lunch Positive.
Lunch Positive is a community based HIV charity that provides a wide range of services. These include the weekly Friday HIV Lunch Club and Tuesday support Drop-In, befriending and buddying scheme, wellbeing projects, specialised help from an HIV support worker, advice and information, food bank and home outreach. These address many serious challenges in life, including social isolation and loneliness, poor health and financial disadvantage. Services are provided by an amazing team of volunteers, recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The charity provides the largest regular group support for people living with HIV locally, along with 1-1 and smaller group support for people who benefit from this. People using Lunch Positive describe it as an essential lifeline.
The charity is supporting growing numbers of people, and more than ever needs help from the community to raise funds.
Please help by buying a ticket for the wonderful World AIDS Day Concert, and making a donation towards Lunch Positive’s unique grassroots work.
You can make an additional donation when you purchase your ticket, or if you prefer you can donate directly using our Just Giving page here:
* 2019’s concert raised over £3,100 on the night.
This year’s World AIDS Day Concert will once again be held in the beautiful Church of St. Mary The Virgin in St. James St, Kemptown – just a short 2 minute walk from the Aids Memorial.
Friday 1st December 2023
Doors open 7.00pm, concert starts at 7.30.
The concert is timed to begin after the Vigil and the Reading of the Names at 6pm at the Aids Memorial.
Tickets are just £13, on sale from Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus’ own ticketing website – no fees!
All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
If you wish to pay by cash then tickets will be available from Prowler on St. James Street.
Please note that capacity is strictly limited, and we expect tickets to sell out in advance so, to avoid disappointment, please book early.