GLOW – a natural voice Community Choir for LGBTQ+ communities and allies

Gscene Editorial Team February 2, 2020

GLOW choir, the Natural Voice Community Choir for our LGBTQ+ communities and allies, has announced a new term from Saturday, February 15, and newcomers are very welcome to join.

GLOW, which will meet every Saturday from 2.30pm at St Luke’s Church in Brighton, is led by Hannah-Rose Tristram for LGBTQ+ people and allies to unite in song. All voices are welcome, without exception. There is no ‘identity policing’: what unites those in GLOW is not that people are all exactly the same – because they are not. What unites GLOW members over time is a mutual understanding of respect for each other, willingness to listen and learn, the bonding effects of singing together in held space, and a supportive attitude towards each individual in being who they are.

“GLOW is a wonderful, singing friendship group, where I can be myself and use my voice without judgement and feel safe, content, supported and joyful.” – Libbee

The GLOW atmosphere is one of respect, relaxation, learning and fun. GLOW leadership do their best to accommodate specific needs and experiences that choir members may have, and are always open to learning how they can better make people feel safe and welcome, and help choir members to have a relaxing, enjoyable time.

“Singing together elevates mood and creates a sense of sharing, connection and community which is highly positive. This is true of the majority of choirs, but what makes GLOW unique is the incredibly supportive, almost family, atmosphere that is created. No one feels excluded but instead greeted and welcomed into a place where there is no judgement, only harmony and an amazing range of beautiful songs from the Natural Voice Practitioners Network in a variety of styles and subjects. There is a sense of real peace and contentment that is commented on by many at the end of a session.” – AnnA

While there is no obligation to take part, at the end of each term GLOW members are given the opportunity to be part of a Sharing Event, which supports a relevant charity and celebrates GLOW and local voices. At their recent Winter Sharing Event, GLOW Choir and friends raised £165 for Survivors’ Network.

GLOW choir’s new term will run Saturday, February 15 to Saturday, June 27. For more info, email  or call/text 07771 511726.

When: Saturday afternoons, 2.30-4.30pm (tea break included).

Where: St Luke’s Church, Prestonville, 64 Old Shoreham Rd, BN1 5DD