Rainbow Chorus is singing out loud about gay men & women’s rights, rabble-rousing socialists and Berlin cabaret.

When people ask The Rainbow Chorus to slow down, the answer is: “We are just getting started!” The Rainbow Chorus is in their twelfth year and is due to perform an exciting show on Sunday 4th May 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, during the international Various Voices Festival. The Rainbow Chorus will perform songs which sympathise with gay activism. Expect the following music: ‘March of the Women’, ‘Solidarity Song’, ‘Coal for Mike’, ‘The Lavender Song’, ‘Homophobia’ and ‘Advance Democracy’. Chair Anna Orchard said: “Music is a tool for social change; gay rights, women’s rights and workers rights. Suffragette anthems, contemporary folk, rabble-rousing socialists 1930’s songs, gay Berlin cabaret – it’s all there!”

The Vancouver Men’s Chorus, one of the other performing choirs at The Royal Festival Hall, has been invited by The Rainbow Chorus for an informal concert on Thursday 30th April 2009 at the Unitarian Church, Brighton. This evening will be a fantastic opportunity to perform for the Brighton & Hove audience and also to get to know each other, just three days before performing at the Various Voices Festival. Please check Rainbow Chorus – Welcome for further info.

Prior to this, The Rainbow Chorus will do a colourful performance on Sunday 22nd March 2009 at the Golden Handbags Awards, Metropole Hotel, Brighton. Proposed is a joint song with The Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus!

22nd March 2009: Golden Handbag Awards – The Rainbow Chorus (guest act), Metropole Hotel, Brighton.

Start: 7.30pm. Tickets: Prowler (01273 683680) on St James’s Street, Brighton.

30th April 2009: The Rainbow Chorus & The Vancouver Men’s Chorus, Unitarian Church, Brighton.

Start: 7.30pm. See: Rainbow Chorus – Welcome

4th May 2009: Various Voices – The Rainbow Chorus, Royal Festival Hall.

Start: 12pm. Tickets: www.variousvoices.co.uk

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