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The Category LGBT Choirs is a subset of Singing Groups and Choirs. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the LGBT Choirs which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Choir’s Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following LGBT Choirs do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Quire Belfast LGBT Singers

- Thames Valley Gay Chorus

- The Fourth Choir

 

! LGBT Choirs KEY
VISITS (to Website)18
VIEWS (of this Record)49

'Set up in 2005 (then the "Brighton & Hove (actually) Gay Men's Chorus") with the specific aim of providing a place where gay men could socialise, have fun, develop their vocal skills in a unique environment, and perform to the public while raising money for charity ... The chorus produce three of our own concerts every year ranging from West End to Disney, Bon Jovi to Abba and Monteverdi to McCartney.The Chorus is reputed to produce a "big sound" and are often asked to perform as guests.'

 

+ Actually Gay Men's Chorus
VISITS (to Website)382
VIEWS (of this Record)238
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A space where people can celebrate music, celebrate their sexuality, enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded people and contribute to the local communities which we are part of ... Membership is open to anyone who self-identifies as a gay or gay-friendly man, and currently has around 80 members ... Brighton Gay Men's Chorus operates an 11-month calendar, comprised of three seasons, each of which culminates in a one or two night show.'

 

+ Brighton Gay Men's Chorus
VISITS (to Website)396
VIEWS (of this Record)327

‘London’s original lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community chamber choir. Formed in 1992, the choir wanted to sing a real variety of music: this includes music from Medieval chants to contemporary 21st Century composers such as Jonathan Dove and we balance this with a lively enthusiasm for music from a spectrum of other genres: folk, show tunes, jazz and popular music from the Fifties to today. We have grown and developed ... from a small group of friends to a friendly 50-strong choir ... In addition to our concerts, we are also actively engaged, together with London’s other LGBT singing groups, in a wide variety of community festivals, events and projects.’

 

+ Diversity Choir
VISITS (to Website)98
VIEWS (of this Record)156

‘Our first concert – when we were all very nervous – was back in 1998 at the Clothworkers’ Hall at Leeds University. Since then, we’ve performed more and more often, and travelled further afield, including concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Berlin and Paris. We still get nervous! As well as big concerts, we’ve performed at various festivals and events. Although our performances are a focus for our repertoire and rehearsals, they’re not the be all and end all. Some members choose not to perform – and few of us make every performance. The real joy of being in the choir is the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie built around our common joy of singing. We welcome any members of the LGBT* communities who share that joy and want to be a part of it.’

+ Gay Abandon
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of this Record)205

‘The London Gay Men’s Chorus: * entertains, educates and inspires through song; * takes risks - making unexpected and surprising programming decisions, and performing in unusual spaces; * performs a diverse range of music to the highest technical standard; * provides a safe, supportive community for gay men to socialise, exchange ideas and have fun; * works with schoolchildren, teachers and parents to eradicate homophobic bullying; * believes that a diverse society is a strong society - that all people, regardless of sexuality, are equal and should be treated as such and works with other community groups and individuals who share our vision.’

 

+ London Gay Men’s Chorus
VISITS (to Website)331
VIEWS (of this Record)222
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Scotland’s LGBT Choir ... Our members represent a range of musical experience; previous singing experience and an ability to read music are not required. We take in new members every September and January, though there may be a waiting list in some sections ... We also encourage non-singing members who would like to be involved with Loud & Proud in other ways ... As a singing member you are welcome to perform at our three main concerts each year: a spring concert in May, a Fringe festival concert ... and a festive concert in December ... We are also open to sing at smaller or one-off events when asked.’

 

+ Loud & Proud Choir
VISITS (to Website)206
VIEWS (of this Record)194

‘An award-winning non-audition choir for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people and friends ... NPV was set up to create a safe environment to socialise and be creative and where diversity can be celebrated. It is also a much needed alternative to the “gay scene”.’

 

+ Northern Proud Voices
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of this Record)172

'A fun, friendly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) choir based in London. We’ve been singing since 1983, making us the longest-running LGBT choir in Europe! We aim to inspire and entertain audiences with diverse performances in London and across the world ... We are a mixed four-part choir and our choice of music is as eclectic as the choir itself – we sing everything from pop to classical to jazz, folk and show tunes. We also do choreography to a few of our numbers each season, so everyone gets to strut their stuff! We perform two main London concerts each year, numerous smaller concerts and we also sing with other choirs around the UK and the world.'

 

+ Pink Singers
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)312

'Brighton & Hove’s only non-audition LGBT choir, and the only one in the South outside of London.'

 

+ Rainbow Chorus
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)406

‘A Midlands based choir which was established in 1995 with the intention of providing an opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and their friends to meet together in a safe space and celebrate their diversity in song. The choir welcomes members from all sections of the community and sees diversity as a strength. Members are encouraged regardless of their previous musical and singing experience.’

 

+ Rainbow Voices
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of this Record)167

Founded 2008: ‘The South-West's largest LGBT choir, currently with around 150 members. We regularly perform at events in the Bristol area and beyond and we welcome new members three times a year ... Why an LGBT choir? Put simply, we enjoy singing and want to do it in a space where our orientation and/or gender isn't an issue.  Although we're definitely a performance choir, there's no pressure on members to perform, some just come along to rehearsals to sing and have a chat with friends. Anyone choosing to perform, however, will be treated to some of the best stages the area has to offer’.

 

+ Sing Out Bristol
VISITS (to Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)185

‘Norwich-based choir from the LGBT community for everyone ... We sing in harmony to celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. Our members include people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as well as friends, family members and straight allies.’

+ Sing With Pride
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)168

Singing in the Rainbow!  ’We now have an active membership of over 30 men of all ages and abilities and welcome Gay, Bisexual & Transgender males of all ages (minimum age 18)! We’re always looking for new members of all abilities who love to sing and there is no audition to join us.’

 

+ Solent Gay Men’s Chorus
VISITS (to Website)159
Also indexedSouthampton Gay Men’s Chorus
VIEWS (of this Record)156

'Choir for lesbian, bi and trans women and non-binary people in Wales ... We were set up in 2012 ... but we always welcome new members! ... We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and we aim to be a supportive and friendly group where members can have fun and make a beautiful sound!'

 

+ Songbirds Choir
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)282

Award winning chorus ‘formed in February 2008 and has grown very quickly to a 40 + strong choir singing everything from early music to rock, including show-tunes, the odd novelty item and, of course, traditional music from Wales, the land of song! ... We foster an open-door policy for new members of all ability, but suggest you try and get in touch prior to get an idea of what we're all about. We work hard and play hard and are supported by a talented musical team’.

 

+ South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)207

Spectrum is Devon’s first and (as far as we know) only choir for LGBTQ+ people and their friends who enjoy singing. If you sing in the shower or at the traffic lights, come sing with us! If someone told you that you can’t sing when you were 13 then come and let us give you a second opinion! We’re an inclusive community choir, so there’s no audition and you don’t need to read music. Our aims are to have fun together, to sing uplifting songs and to build and celebrate our community.‘

 

+ Spectrum Choir [Exeter]
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)234

‘Manchester’s male voice singing sensation ... We describe ourselves as an inclusive choir - while many of our members would identify as gay, we want male voices of any sexual orientation or gender identity to come and join us. We are laid back and work to ensure our rehearsals are both relaxed and that we all see an improvement in what we do each week. Our rehearsals are challenging, but that doesn't mean you have to read music. If you are prepared to work hard and learn you will find over a few months you will gain the benefits from being involved and committed.’

 

+ The Sunday Boys
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)111

'Lesbians and Gays singing together | Umbrella Organisation for Lesbian and Gay Choirs in Europe'

 

~ Legato
VISITS (to Website)187
VIEWS (of this Record)256

’We're a network of most of the UK & Ireland's LGBT choirs and are really happy to share our experiences of starting up and growing. No choir is the same, but all choirs need a bit of elbow grease to keep them flourishing.’

 

~ Proud Voices
VISITS (to Website)159
VIEWS (of this Record)244

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