Finally, after six months of lockdown and rehearsing every week on Zoom, the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) returns to the Brighton & Hove stage this July with a new production, entitled This Is The Hour, to raise funds for the Sussex Beacon.
Featuring many Chorus favourites yet blended with a generous helping of new numbers, this 90-minute celebration of strength, resilience and pride will showcase the talents of one of our city’s best-loved choruses.
Samuel Cousins, AGMC’s musical director, says: “It is no secret that making music has been extremely challenging over the last few months, however I am so pleased that we can perform our regular summer show as planned. This was supposed to be our 15th Anniversary concert, but instead it is our defiant testimony saying that we made it through the last year, we’re still here and we’re back on stage.
“The Chorus has been beavering away non-stop in the background, learning music and meeting weekly on Zoom to talk through each piece. Last week we finally began rehearsing in person again, and we really couldn’t be happier. And, with only ten rehearsals left, we’re now working hard to create an amazing show that celebrates music, community and family – everything that AGMC is about!
“This Is The Hour will have something for everyone – from show tunes to classical, and a bit of contemporary too – and we really can’t wait to sing for you again.”
This is The Hour takes place at St Mary’s Church in Kemptown on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at 8pm. A strictly limited number of tickets, priced at £16, are available for each performance. To purchase, CLICK HERE. All profits will support the Sussex Beacon.