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One Concert

Six Choirs

18+ Songs

100+ Singers

£3,100 raised*

After an enforced year off, 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, as well as a bucket collection on the door and proceeds from interval refreshments, will be donated to Lunch Positive.

The Performers

Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

Set up in 2005 as the ‘Brighton & Hove (actually) Gay Men’s Chorus with the specific aim of providing a place where gay men could socialise, have fun, develop their vocal skills in a unique environment, and perform to the public while raising money for charity.

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Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

First established in 2005, BrightonGMC now has around 90 members and stages at least three main shows a year, usually during the Fringe Festival, Brighton Pride and at Christmas. The Chorus is proud to once again be producing this year’s World Aids Day Concert.

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The Rainbow Chorus

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.

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Resound Male Voices

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.

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Rebelles

9 voices. 9 lives. 9 women with nothing in common but a shared joy in singing. led by musical director Stefan Holmstrom.

* At time of writing Rebelles are hoping to participate but have not confirmed.

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Qukulele

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.”

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The Charity

Lunch Positive

All performers give their time free of charge, and all profit from the sale of tickets, as well as a bucket collection on the night, will be donated to Lunch Positive, a welcoming, friendly and informal lunch club every Friday afternoon. 

Based in central Brighton, they are open to anyone living with or affected by HIV in Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex. The lunch club is a safe and supportive space for people living with or affected by HIV to get together and share an enjoyable healthy meal. People can join the lunch club through referral or self referral, and ways to do this are explained on their website.

* 2019’s concert raised over £3,100 on the night.

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The Venue

Church of St. Mary The Virgin

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.

Click here for a walking map

Details:

Wednesday 1st December 2021

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.

Buy Tickets

Tickets are just £12, 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. Tickets will NOT be available on the door.

NOTE: We will be operating a “proof of Covid status” requirement for entry to the concert. For more information, please see the ticketing website.

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