Hand in Hand guest choir spotlight: Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus

Simon, Multimedia Director
Simon, Multimedia Director

On Saturday 13th July, when you come along to Hand in Hand – our 30th anniversary festival, you won’t just be watching us Pinkies! We’ll be joined by a whole host of other LGBT choirs from around the country. Not got your ticket yet? Buy yours now!
From the Deep C Divas in Leeds we cross the pennines to the mighty Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus!

All about the Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus

Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus
Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus

MGLC are a friendly, diverse group of people who love to sing, and welcome members with a wide range of abilities; no previous training or experience is required.  They perform regularly at Pride events, Civil Partnerships, concerts and parties.
Formed in 2000, they have gone from strength to strength and won a string of awards, including

  • World OutGames 2006 (Montreal) – Bronze medal
  • World OutGames 2009 (Copenhagen) – Silver medal
  • Manchester Amateur Choirs Competition 2010 – Third place

They’re currently welcoming a brand new musical director Laurence Kaye and we can’t wait to have them performing with us.

Hand in Hand guest choir spotlight: Deep C Divas

Michelle, New Members and Social Secretary
Michelle, New Members and Social Secretary

On Saturday 13th July, when you come along to Hand in Hand – our 30th anniversary festival, you won’t just be watching us Pinkies! We’ll be joined by a whole host of other LGBT choirs from around the country. Not got your ticket yet? Buy yours now!
From Kent we head north all the way to Yorkshire, and the Deep C Divas!

All about the Deep C Divas

Deep C Divas on stage
Deep C Divas on stage

The Deep C Divas are a lesbian choir based in Leeds, Yorkshire. They formed in January 1999 after two of its members had attended the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games and seen choirs performing in the cultural festival there.
Inspired by what they saw, they formed a choir and quickly went from strength to strength. Four years later they attended the Sydney Gay Games VI and took part in a brilliant choral SingOut program, the highlight of which was singing at the Sydney Opera house.
Their repertoire is varied and includes songs originally made famous by Dusty Springfield, KD Lang, the Beatles, Karine Polwart, Holly Near and Chaka Khan.

Hand in Hand guest choir spotlight: Nine Bob Notes

Simon, Multimedia Director
Simon, Multimedia Director

On Saturday 13th July, when you come along to Hand in Hand – our 30th anniversary festival, you won’t just be watching us Pinkies! We’ll be joined by a whole host of other LGBT choirs from around the country. Not got your ticket yet? Buy yours now!
From Sussex we scoot over to Kent, and the small but perfectly formed Nine Bob Notes!

All about the Nine Bob Notes

Nine Bob Notes
Nine Bob Notes

The Nine Bob Notes are a new lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex choir and had their first performances in 2012. All LGBTI people living, working, studying or socialising in Kent are welcome.
They meet fortnightly on Tuesday evenings in Canterbury, and are performing right up-to-the-minute repertoire including Adele, Lady Gaga, among some more traditional pieces.

Hand in Hand guest choir spotlight: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Michelle, New Members and Social Secretary
Michelle, New Members and Social Secretary

On Saturday 13th July, when you come along to Hand in Hand – our 30th anniversary festival, you won’t just be watching us Pinkies! We’ll be joined by a whole host of other LGBT choirs from around the country. Over the next week or so we’ll be posting a series of spotlights on each of the choirs you’ll be able to come along and see performing. Not got your ticket yet? Buy yours now! They’re going fast!
First on our tour of the LGBT choirs from around the nation, it’s those lovely chaps from the seaside, the Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus!

All about Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 2005 when a small group of friends who loved singing decided that Brighton should have a gay male voice choir. Starting with around 10 members, the Chorus has grown steadily over the years and now has approximately 80 members. Continue reading “Hand in Hand guest choir spotlight: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus”

Hand in Hand: sound-checking at the Troxy

Hsien
Hsien

Is it too big? Can we fill it? It was with much excitement that a gaggle of us Pinkies converged on the Troxy near Limehouse last Sunday to get the answers to these questions.
The Troxy is a new venue for the Pink Singers in that we’ve never performed there before, but we really needed a larger venue for the Hand In Hand concert we are putting on on 13 July. In fact, the title “concert” is itself a bit of a misnomer as what were are actually organizing is a whole day of vocal workshops, followed by a concert in the evening featuring not just us, but LGBT choirs from across the UK, and our signature aftershow party, this time on a scale like we’d never done before. So, a real smorgasbord of activities for the audience to choose from then! Continue reading “Hand in Hand: sound-checking at the Troxy”