Want to sing in a gay chorus?

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus (BrightonGMC) will be holding a New Members’ Evening at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at their rehearsal space in the Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, in the centre of Brighton.

There is no audition, and membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as male and is LGBT+friendly.

The Chorus has three seasons every year, each culminating in sell-out performances. New members who join this season will have the chance to perform in their magical Christmas show on Friday, December 15.

The Chorus has a multi-award winning music team headed by Music Director Marc Yarrow, Deputy Musical Director and accompanist Tim Nail and Assistant Music Director Joe Paxton. Their musical arrangements are unique to BrightonGMC and are as eclectic as their members.

Musical repertoire includes songs from legends such as Michael JacksonMadonnaKylie MinogueGloria GaynorDavid BowieAnnie Lennox, Whitney Houston and Kate Bush, as well as more contemporary entertainers like BeyoncéMiley CyrusLady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. The Chorus also tackles classical works by BizetFauré and Beethoven. There is something for everyone.

The New Members’ Evening will comprise a short rehearsal, as a ‘taster’ of how the Chorus works, followed by an opportunity to socialise with members over tea and cakes.

For some people, joining a well-established group like BrightonGMC might seem a daunting prospect, but everyone is assured of a warm welcome from the five-time winners of Brighton & Hove’s Golden Handbag award for Favourite Music Group and Social Network Group.

New members that have no musical background will feel at ease knowing that half the Chorus doesn’t read music; they will be looked after by a buddy-system throughout their first season, and will become part of the BrightonGMC family in no time.

At its heart BrightonGMC is a community chorus – new members are always welcome, and there is no obligation to join. If you can’t come along to the New Members’ Evening on the September 12, you are welcome to attend any of their Tuesday evening rehearsals, just contact their Membership Coordinator Chris Wellings at membership@brightongmc.org to join at later date.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus is a space where people can celebrate music and enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities of which it is a part.

The Chorus is a registered charity with three guiding principles, their “Three S’s”:

♦   Singing – the celebration of life and music through male vocal harmonies;

♦   Socialising – to develop social bonds that help people to feel connected with a sometimes lonely world;

♦   Support – to be there for each other, both collectively and individually, and for the communities in which the chorus operates.

Event: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus New Members’ Evening

Venue: Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 7.30pm until 10pm

Contact: Chris Wellings – membership@brightongmc.org

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