PREVIEW: Showtime with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

June 22, 2017

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus prepares to celebrate Brighton Pride in style with their new production, Showtime.


For its Pride show 2017 the Chorus has chosen a new format to showcase its talent and celebrate the rich diversity of musicals and show tunes.

Showtime will take centre stage on Friday July 28 and Saturday 29 in St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton.

Musical Director Marc Yarrow, said: “I’m so excited about Showtime. Musical Theatre is my true passion. When the Music Team and I selected the repertoire we decided to bring together numbers from classic shows such as: Les Miserable, Miss Saigon, South Pacific, Hair and Into The Woods.  But we also wanted to feature music from newer, West End and Broadway productions such as Book Of Mormons and Sister Act, and recognise less well-known gems like Lazarus. And of course, for a Pride Show, we couldn’t exclude crowd-pleasers from La Cage Aux Folles, Sound of Music and Hairspray.”

Brighton Pride Festival enjoys national and international prominence and popularity, and is recognised for its fundraising efforts on behalf of local charities. As part of the Brighton Pride Festival, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has once again chosen to support The Rainbow Fund, a Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBT and HIV/AIDS organisations, and will be donating £1 from each ticket sold to The Rainbow Fund as well as hosting a bucket collection for them on both evenings of Showtime.

Chris Gull, Chair of The Rainbow Fund, said: “We are delighted that BrightonGMC is, once again, donating money to The Rainbow Fund. This time it will be from their Pride show Showtime.

Chris Gull
Chris Gull

“This is a great example of community fundraising, and emphasises once again the crucial role that The Rainbow Fund has in acting as a responsible and transparent way for local fundraisers to ensure that the funds they raise go where they are needed, without having to make decisions about which of the local LGBT+ and HIV groups to support. This way they support them all.

“On behalf of these groups that provide such vital support right across our local LGBT+ and HIV communities, thank you to all the members of BrightonGMC for their support, and time and talent. It’s much appreciated.”

A week after Showtime the Chorus’s float will be joining the annual parade to help spread Pride’s message of Summer of Love in characteristically rousing, entertaining and colourful style.

Event: SHOWTIME with Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Where: St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1ED

When: Friday July 28 and Saturday 29

Time: 7.30pm (door open 7pm)

Cost: £14 (£12 concessions)

To book tickets online, click here: or available at Prowler, St James Street, Brighton

Future Performances

♦      Pride Show • Friday July 28 and Saturday 29th, 2017 • St George’s Church, Brighton

♦      Hand In Hand LGBT Choir Festival • August 18 – 20 2017 • Manchester

♦      Christmas Show • December • All Saints Church • Hove