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PREVIEW: Caroline Lucas in conversation with author Matt Haig

Besi Besemar May 29, 2019

Matt Haig, the Brighton-based author behind the best selling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive will join Green MP Caroline Lucas in conversation at exclusive event on July 5 in Brighton.At the evening event, at St George’s Church, Kemptown, they will discuss how we can learn to cope in a world dominated by climate crisis, fake news and political breakdown.

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PREVIEW: Rainbow Chorus presents ‘Rainbows in Summer’

Besi Besemar April 24, 2019

Join the Rainbow Chorus on June 29 at St George’s Church Kemptown, for a sumptuous selection of songs for a summer’s eve! They have a true smorgasbord for you this season, from beautiful classics (Time to Say Goodbye, Shenandoah) to classic standards (Pie Jesu) and soothing melodies (Seal Lullaby) to stirring anthems (Bohemian Rhapsody) and many others—there really will be something for everyone.

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REVIEW: Rainbow Chorus – Classics to Classical

Brian Butler July 17, 2017

I have to remind myself that this diverse and inclusive singing group is an amateur non – audition choir where some members can’t read music. That makes their latest concert all the more remarkable because they opened the event with a beautiful and sensitive rendition of the phenomenally tricky Faure Requiem.

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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.

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PREVIEW: Rainbow Chorus – Classics to Classical

June 22, 2017

For one night only on Saturday, July 15 the Rainbow Chorus presents Classics to Classical featuring a spectrum of music from Faure to Freddie Mercury. This unique production will showcase the wide range of talent in this increasingly diverse choir with something for everyone to enjoy.

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TONIGHT: Rainbow Chorus – ‘The Sledge of Glory’

December 10, 2016

Sit back and hold tight as the Rainbow Chorus – Brighton’s go-to LGBT choir – whisk you away on a magical musical ride aboard The Sledge of Glory. The tuneful tour will feature a collection of songs from old Christmas classics to contemporary favourites that will bring festive cheer and fill St. George’s Church with music and song that you’ll go Gaga for!

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REVIEW: Early Music Festival: KIRCHER: Music, science and natural magic

October 31, 2016

The programme of music explored chapters from nine books of Kircher’s masterpiece through chosen pieces of music by Kircher, Biber, Vivaldi, Rameau, and Handel with a tarantella and some superbly moving traditional Hebrew songs. Soperano Grace Davidson was in fine voice her rich coloured tones filling the space with a refined and subtle grace, switching from the precise diction of a Handel harp duet to the smoky sensuality of Sephardic traditional Hebrew melodies Davidsons voice captured the nuances of this eclectic choice of pieces.

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PREVIEW: Fundraising mandolin concert in aid of the Martlets Hospice

Besi Besemar February 23, 2015

Brighton’s mandolin orchestra – The Fretful Federation – will be hosting a fundraising concert in aid of the Martlets Hospice at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday March 10, at St George’s Church, Kemptown. In addition to the award-winning orchestra, the concert will also feature guest flute soloist Kathy Rogers playing ‘Balletto’, a modern suite for flute and mandolin orchestra by German composer Kurt Schwaen.

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