The Greeks have been pushed to a referendum on 5th July 2015 regarding their country’s finances in which no one will win. The Pink Singers visited Greece to sing at Athens Pride just over 4 years ago in June 2011, and we were moved by the generosity and friendship of our Greek LGBT brothers and sisters. We have not forgotten and want to say that we stand by them in this time of crisis.
We’re on the lookout for new members – especially altos! Come along to our rehearsal this Sunday 22 February to see what we’re all about. Find out more about joining the choir and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
Following on from last year’s sell out concert A Night at the Movies, we’re heading back to Cadogan Hall on Saturday 10 January to celebrate some of the most gifted composers, songwriters and entertainers ever to grace our globe. We’ll be performing songs from artists such as U2, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell and Edith Piaf, as well as classics from composers including Mozart and Monteverdi. Our special guests are the Mallorca Gay Men’s Chorus. This 40-strong male voice choir, led under the musical direction of Joan Lainez, inject wonderful harmonies and Latin passion into the evening. Buy tickets now online or by calling the Cadogan Hall box office on 020 7730 4500. Legends: homage to the greats Saturday January 10th, 7:00pm Cadogan Hall (nearest tube: Sloane Square) Oh, and don’t forget our charity single with Bright Light Bright Light is now on sale. Buy it now and help raise funds for Elton John AIDS Foundation!
I’m Gary, the New Members representative for the Pink Singers Europe’s longest running LGBT choir. We are starting our 2014/15 season in September, and we’re looking for new members! I joined in September 2012 and have enjoyed every minute, so I thought I could give you some reasons why you should join the Pink Singers. We sing high, we sing low! We’re a choir – it’s what we do and we do it well! We perform two major concerts a year, as well as many other smaller events so everyone can see & hear what we like to call “The Pinkie Magic”. 85% of us are fun fun fun! You’ll meet lots of new friends. I have made lots of great friends in the last two years from across the choir. You’ll become part of a fantastic group of people who support and encourage each other. We also run various social events throughout the year which help you get to know everyone a bit better. So many trips a choir can do! Cardiff, Dublin, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Athens – just some of the places the choir have performed in the last few years. We’re already planning a big trip to Denver in 2016 for the Gala Choruses festival. But it’s not all travel – we take part in lots of smaller performances, recording sessions and community outreach projects right here in London. Choi- YEAH! We rehearse every Sunday in central London (near Euston) between 2-6pm, and we spend a bit of time outside of this memorising our music (we always perform without music). So we work hard, but it’s always worth it – there is nothing like the buzz you feel after an amazing concert! If such things take your fancy, you can also get involved in other aspects of the choir organisation such as helping with fundraising, trip planning etc. It’s all volunteer-led! The Pink Singers is the longest-running LGBT choir in Europe, formed in 1983, and I never really appreciated what trailblazers we were until I attended the Various Voices choral festival in Dublin in June. To know I was part of such a well-known group was very moving. Have a read of the some of the blog posts written by other new choir members, and you’ll truly get a feel of “what it means to be a Pinkie”. We have a few spaces each season and our next season starts in late Setember 2014. So, if you want to join us or have any other questions check out our joining page, or drop me an email at email@example.com.
What a rainbow-coloured jam-packed pride weekend we have in store. This Saturday, we’ll be marching at Pride in London for the 31st consecutive year, celebrating our #freedomto sing! We’ll also be strutting our stuff live on stage on Saturday evening in Trafalgar Square at 6:35pm – do come along to support us and say hi! But that’s not all! On Sunday evening we’re proud to be joining the London Gay Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 18th anniversary with an Opera Gala this Sunday evening at the Barbican’s Milton Court. Pinkies present and past will be joining forces with the North London Chorus to form the opera chorus for this wonderful concert. Hosted by the one and only Amy Lamé and featuring some brilliant soloists you should really come along. Tickets £12. Book online now. See you at the weekend! Now, back to blowing up balloons with helium…