PREVIEW: Two LGBTQ+ choirs bring Christmas cheer

Brian Butler December 9, 2020

It’s been a tough year for all performers and our Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ choirs are no exception so good new that two of our chorus groups are able to perform in the run-up to Christmas.


The Rainbow Chorus, directed by Aneesa Chaudhry will give two virtual concerts via YouTube this coming Saturday 12 December – but available afterwards on demand.

If you want to be involved in their singalongs then the times are 11.30 am for a brunch gathering of old and new material , with an emphasis on smaller groups of the choir and its soloists. At 7.30 pm there’s a broader gathering of festive music .

It’s a 2 for 1 deal with tickets at £5.

Both are signed by Marco Nardi and will have subtitles. More info, tickets or full details at


Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, led by Samuel Cousins are giving us a live experience, with two concerts on 18th and 19th December at St Mary’s Church in the heart of Kemptown. “ The Spirit of Christmas will be an hour-long show with no interval. We will be uber Covid-secure with social distancing, sanitising, bubbles and cleaning. We’re excited to perform in front of a real present audience – please come and support us and our chosen charity Sussex Beacon,” Samuel told me.

The concert is being filmed and may be available after the event.

Tickets at

Finally though they’re not performing , Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus are offering daily musical gems via their advent calendar on the usual  social media, check them out!

Look out for reviews of both concerts on Gscene