Local LGBT+ singers come together for World AIDS Day concert tonight (December 1)

Besi Besemar December 1, 2017

Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and Rainbow Chorus join forces once again to organise the annual fundraising concert for World AIDS Day.

Funds raised from the concert will be donated to Lunch Positive, the HIV lunch club, who will be on hand serving mulled wine and mince pies on the night.

The concert will take place at St Mary’s Church in Kemp Town Brighton on Friday, December 1 at 7.30pm (allowing time for those attending the Candlelit Vigil close by at the AIDS Memorial statue on New Steine to pop along the road too). The three organising choirs will perform along with the Brighton Belles Women’s Chorus, Resound Male Voices, Rebelles Female Voices, Qukelele and the recently formed Sweet Chilli Singers.

Vaughan Leyshon
Vaughan Leyshon

Vaughan Leyshon, chairman of the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, said: “The World AIDS Day Charity Concert is an extremely important event in the calendar of our community and we are delighted to collaborate again with the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and the Rainbow Chorus. The three choirs share equal responsibility in delivering an event intending to be both enjoyable and poignant at the same time. All performers will donate their time for free and costs will be kept to the bare minimum so that we can raise as much as possible for Lunch Positive”

Gary Pargeter
Gary Pargeter

Gary Pargeter, project manager at Lunch Positive, added: “Lunch Positive is hugely grateful for the continued support of all the choirs, performers and volunteers at the annual World AIDS Day Concert. The funds raised at this concert go directly towards the running costs of the HIV lunch club. This fundraising concert has special relevance to people who use Lunch Positive. In addition to help provide our much needed service, very large numbers of our members have been bereaved through AIDS. We know that the concert themes of remembrance and hope mean so much to them. Thank you from all of us at Lunch Positive to everyone involved in the World AIDS Day Concert and your continued understanding of the needs of our community.”

Event: World Aids Day Concert

Where: St Mary’s Church, St Georges Road, Kemptown, Brighton

When: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 7.30pm, doors Open 7pm

Cost: Tickets £10 online and from Prowler on St James Street, Brighton. It’s highly recommended to buy tickets in advance as the concert always sells out.

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