Registered Charity Number 1161330
Our website address is: https://www.rainbowchorus.org.uk.
Our principal office is: St George’s Church, St George’s Road Brighton BN2 1ED
The Rainbow Chorus is the largest non-audition LGBTQ+ choir in the South outside of London. We are based in Brighton & Hove and have been celebrating diversity through music since 1997. We welcome people from all sections of our community. Click to read the history of the choir.
We offer an enjoyable, supportive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, and enable individuals to develop their talents, skills and confidence.
Through public performance, we enhance the profile of LGBTQ+ people, particularly in Brighton and Hove, and contribute to the quality and range of community events. We believe that singing at events such as World Aids Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance sends a clear message that we are out and proud and all different. As part of our commitment to the local community, we also support other charities by singing to help them raise funds. In recent years we have sung Christmas carols in support of Brighton Housing Trust’s Big Christmas Street Collection, to help the homeless.
Anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ is welcome to join us; you don’t need to audition, you just need to want to sing! However there is an expectation that you can sing in tune.
We are supported and inspired by a fantastic music team – our talented Musical Director Aneesa Chaudhry and Mojca Monti on piano.
Rainbow Chorus is a member of Legato, the umbrella organisation for lesbian and gay choirs in Europe.
Aneesa Chaudhry, Musical Director
Aneesa Chaudhry is our Musical Director and she continues to develop the choir’s repertoire and skills. She is a professional singer with a huge zest for life, all that it can offer and all that she can offer it! Aneesa has performed at many international jazz and world music festivals and has led a number of choirs over the last 10 years. She also runs corporate and community singing workshops and teaches singing. She enjoys working with people to improve their overall performances so they can reach their full potential in the community, at work, in social settings and on stage!