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FEATURE: Spotlight On Sam Barton

Brian Butler September 4, 2021

Brian Butler meets the new Musical Director of Brighton and Hove’s Resound choir who says ”Resound is a choir that wants to be challenged – they have an eclectic repertoire and that interests me. My aim with them is to achieve more diversity”. One route he plans is to present more women composers- for Resound’s 10th anniversary Christmas concert this December he plans a programme that looks back and forward, including a piece by Trans composer Mari Esabel Valverde. And he plans to explore the wide range of non-binary composers who get little exposure.

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Christmas concert: REVIEW: Resound and Rebelles

Brian Butler December 9, 2019

Stefan Holmstrom, musical director for both the Resound and Rebelles choirs , challenges his singers and audiences with new, exciting and unusual offerings at every concert and their Christmas offering is no exception.

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Brian Butler’s festive round-up of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ choirs, joy unbounded!

Brian Butler November 9, 2019

Brian Butler does a round-up of what’s on offer this Christmas from Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ choirs and finds joy unbounded all round.

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Outspoken: an evening of music and film for Parkersburg Pride

September 21, 2019

Imagine being sacked from your job or prevented from renting a flat simply because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. As there’s no national law in the USA preventing this kind of discrimination, it happens all the time.

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PREVIEW: With Love From Brighton @The Old Courtroom

Besi Besemar July 7, 2019

As Brighton gears up to celebrate Pride, a new group called ‘With Love From Brighton’ is planning an event to raise funds and awareness for Parkersburg Pride, a grassroots LGBTQ organisation in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA, that formed after the local city council voted down protections for LGBTQ people in employment and housing.

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REVIEW: Hove for the Holidays – Resound and Rebelles

Besi Besemar December 15, 2018

In this dark, cold twilight Brexit time there’s nothing so heartwarming as the wonderful harmonies of the human singing voice. Hove-based choirs Resound and the Rebelles were at the top of their game last night (December 14) with a wonderful evening of evergreen classics – either winter and Christmas songs but also some classics from other music genres.

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REVIEW: World AIDS Day Choirs Concert

Besi Besemar December 6, 2016

This years World AIDS Day charity concert was a complete sell out leaving many people who turned up to buy tickets on the door, disappointed. Remember next year to buy your tickets in advance because the audience for this wonderful event will only continue to grow larger each year.

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