World Aids Day singing flashmob raises funds for Martin Fisher Foundation.
As part of the celebrations marking World Aids Day this year, there was a singing flashmob at noon in St James Street led by Aneesa Chaudhry with a rehearsal beforehand at Bar Broadway – who kindly donated their space for free.
There was loud and proud participation from Local Vocal Parents Pub Choir, Martlets Hospice Good Vibrations Choir, Rainbow Chorus and RC+ Workshop Choir and Martin Fisher Foundation along with members of the public who has signed up or joined in on the day. The impromptu choir delighted passers aby and early Xmas shopping with a rip roaring rendition of This Is Me – from the Greatest Showman a great song about accepting people for who they are and for being proud of who and what you are at the same awareness raising by holding up information dispelling myths about HIV & AIDS
Aneesa said “The adrenaline was running high for both myself and participants at our first ever World Aids Day flashmob which was held in St James Street, Brighton, the place where the heart beat of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ community beats loudest!
I could feel a wonderful buzz in the air! Everyone arrived to a very warm welcome from Michael at Bar Broadway. Before you knew it flashmobbers were singing and dancing to This Is Me, a song that resonates strongly with so many about acceptance and identity. We had singers from Brighton’s largest LGBT Choir, Rainbow Chorus, it’s RC+ Workshop Choir, Martlets Hospice GOOD VIBRATIONS Choir and Local Vocal Parents Pub Choir. We drew a lot of attention and then Local Vocal sang inside Morrisons and raised monies for MFF. We all had a ball! “
All money raised went towards the Martin Fisher Foundation
Aneesa is the MD of three local choirs Rainbow Chorus LGBT Choir, Martlets Hospice ‘Good Vibrations’ Choir & St Wilfrid’s Hospice Community Choir, and also runs the Rainbow Fund supported LGBTQ+ Monthly workshop Choir- RC+ . All are welcome to this monthly singing workshop, the next one is happening this Saturday lunchtime 2-4pm at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, all welcome.
More details on RC+ can be found here.