Start the New Year positively – book Brighton Hand in Hand- an LGBT Choral Extravaganza!
Choir Registration is now open! Click here
Keep the weekend of the 12th, 13th and 14th June 2015 free for Brighton’s Hand in Hand LGBT choral festival, hosted jointly by Rainbow Chorus and Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus.
We’ve booked the Brighton Dome for the whole of Saturday for the main event (yes, the one where Abba won Eurovision!) and we’re planning a great day with something for everyone. There will be workshops, performances, socialising and a fabulous evening show of LGBT choirs with tickets available to the public. It’s bound to be a sellout in the friendliest, gayest seaside resort in the UK.
Sunday 14th (not too early!) we’re offering MD’s, Chairs, Committee members etc the chance to network, brainstorm and share issues in a series of short meetings. We know these opportunities are really valuable and rare and worth missing out on the seaside Flashmobs that the rest of the delegates can join in with. We’re going to put a smile on faces and sing in a range of nearby venues including the sea front. By lunchtime we’ll all get together again for a huge leisurely Gay picnic in the park followed by fond farewells….
As Hand in Hand starts at 10am on 13th we thought you may like to come on Friday so we’ll arrange different social events that Brighton’s vibrant and diverse scene can offer.Registration for Hand in Hand Brighton opens in early January 2015.
Choirs will need to register first before we can take individual delegate registration. To secure the financial viability and sustainability of this event Choirs will be charged a non-refundable registration fee based on their membership, regardless of how many members come to Hand in Hand. The rates are: Under 30 members- £50, 30 to 80 members £100, over 80 members £150.
We know there will be great demand for places so please make sure you register your choir as soon as possible, and no later than 31st January 2015. Individual choir members can then access our Integra planning system to register and secure their place at this exciting event. We cannot accept individual registrations until your choir has registered. The individual delegate fee will start at an early bird rate of £20 rising to £25.
We will also welcome individuals who are not members of an LBGT choir (more info to follow)There are a limited number of performance slots on the Dome Main Stage and we expect demand to outstrip supply. There has been considerable interest so far and we expect Hand in Hand to be oversubscribed.
And have a very Happy New Year, Love from Finola and Paul
Finola Brophy, (Chair, Rainbow Chorus) and Paul Charlton (Chair, Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus) – co-chairs of the Brighton Hand in Hand Planning group.