A two-for-one Christmas concert brought into your homes

December 12th

Don’t miss your chance to join us for a bunch of musical stocking fillers – from Rainbow Chorus classics and brand new songs to sing-along festive favourites.

Join us for brunch at 11.30am as we help get you into the Christmas spirit before returning at 7.30pm for more Rainbow Chorus festive fare.

Watch out on social media for a fun and exciting countdown to the Christmas concerts from 1st December.

We have two very different concerts premiering on YouTube on Saturday 12th December – just click on the links we’ll email you to watch on any device you have that’s connected to the internet (and of course you can watch them again to your heart’s content).

Along with your links to both concerts, you’ll be sent a concert Program with more details about our exciting concerts, Rainbow hamper raffle & ways you can make a donation if you’d like to.  

‘Come Brunch with Us’ premiering at 11.30am has a delicious spread of new songs as the Rainbows go up close and personal with a little something for everyone – from well-known to original songs & small groups to solos.

‘Stocking up (just in case!) for Christmas’ premiering at 7.30pm is a tasty mix of classic Rainbow songs and festive sing-alongs – the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Both concerts will be signed by the wonderful Marco Nardi & will also have subtitles.

Virtual concert tickets are £5

The Rainbow Chorus Fantastic Festive Hamper Raffle!

Our Christmas concert is our main fundraising event of the year and this year in particular we’re hoping to be able to raise some much-needed funds. As with all charities Rainbow Chorus & our members have been affected financially by the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic. All proceeds raised will help us to continue to run the charity and to support our members  and the wider LGBT+ community by raising awareness of issues affecting us, whether that is with live concerts and performances or online supporting virtual events. Any support you are able to give by purchasing concert or raffle tickets or by making a donation would be a huge help and really appreciated – thank you.

Tickets may only be purchased by individuals aged 16 years or older.

You can buy as many raffle tickets as you like & of course… the more raffle tickets you buy the more chances you have of winning one of these amazing hampers!

Your raffle ticket numbers will be emailed to you, so please ensure you enter your email address (please save these details to claim your prize hamper).

The sale of raffle tickets starts on Monday 30th November and ends at 00:01 on Saturday 19th December 2020.

The Raffle Draw will take place on Saturday 19th December 2020 and the lucky winners will be notified by email within 7 days. 

Arrangements for delivery of hampers to the lucky winners will be made by email & hamper prizes will be delivered to addresses that are up to a 20 mile radius from Brighton.

Raffle tickets are all £1 and available to purchase here.

These are examples only, contents will differ.

Further donations can be made from the basket page

Terms & conditions

About the Prizes: 

All hamper contents have been purchased using donations made by Rainbow Chorus members. More detailed information about the individual items contained in the hampers and any terms and conditions associated with them that are additional to those included here, can be found on the labels and packaging of those items as provided by the manufacturers, organisation or company responsible for producing them. All items in the hampers will be in date when delivered to the winner.

Prizes, combined with any expenses, will not exceed 80% of the total proceeds of the draw. Donated prizes do not count towards this 80% limit and will be declared on the return following the draw. 

In accordance with section 175 of the Licensing Act 2003 minor raffles and tombola involving prizes of alcohol are not licensable under the 2003 Act if certain conditions are fulfilled.

Details of the Festive Hamper Raffle:

The sale of Festive Hamper Raffle tickets will commence on Monday 30th November and tickets will be available to purchase online via: insert web page link from that date. 

Raffle ticket numbers will be emailed to those purchasing them online as soon as possible but before the draw takes place.

The closing date for purchase of tickets will be 00:01 on Saturday 19th December 2020. All raffle tickets purchased will be included in the Draw.

The Draw will take place on Saturday 19th December 2020. Three Raffle tickets will be drawn randomly.

Prizes will be drawn in order i.e.: 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and winning tickets will be matched against their respective prize in the order that they are drawn. All prize hampers will have similar contents and be of approximately equal value.

Please keep your email with details of your raffle ticket numbers as proof of purchase. 

The result of the raffle draw is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

How and when winners will be notified:

A list of winning ticket numbers and their associated prizes will be published on 19th December 2020 on our website: www.rainbowchorus.org.uk or within 7 days of this date. This information will also be available by email from fundraising@rainbowchorus.org.uk from 20th December 2020.

Holders of winning tickets will be contacted directly by email within 7 days from 19th December 2020, using the email details they have provided when purchasing tickets. 

Prizes will be delivered if the holder of the winning ticket lives within a 20 mile radius of Brighton. Anyone living outside this area will need to make arrangements to collect the prize.

There are no cash alternatives to the prizes shown. Should the prize not be accepted, a further ticket will be drawn and the prize will be offered to the holder of that ticket.

Rainbow Chorus accepts no responsibility if email addresses provided to us are incorrect, or if the prize-winner cannot be contacted. A contact email address must be provided when purchasing the ticket. 

Where Rainbow Chorus is unable to contact a prize-winner so that a prize remains unclaimed for one month following the first attempt to notify the prize-winner, a further ticket will be drawn and the prize offered to that person.

No-one associated with the Rainbow Chorus who has been involved in setting up or running the Raffle, or their partners / spouses are eligible to purchase tickets for the Raffle Draw. 

The raffle is not open to non-UK residents. 

Ticket information:

  • Tickets can only be sold by or to persons over the age of 16. If it is identified that a ticket has been sold unknowingly to a person under the age of 16 they will be excluded from the Raffle Draw and their payment will be returned.
  • All tickets cost £1 each. 
  • Raffle tickets can be purchased from our website. Your raffle ticket numbers will then be emailed to you and your raffle tickets will be entered into the Raffle Draw.
  • The Rainbow Chorus must take payment for the ticket fee before entry to the draw is allowed.
  • Tickets will not be sold in a street, but may be sold from a kiosk, in a shop or door-to-door, however, due to Covid 19 restrictions Raffle tickets will mainly be available to purchase online. A small number of tickets may be sold for cash via Rainbow Chorus members if they can safely arrange collection of cash in a covid-secure way and also collect email addresses of those paying.

All emails provided following purchase of a raffle ticket/s online will state:

The ticket/s number/s and colour (where applicable) of the raffle ticket or tickets purchased and:

(a) The name and address of the Promoter of the Grand Prize Draw which is:

The Rainbow Chorus, Registered Charity No. 1161330. Address: Rainbow Chorus, c/o St George’s Church, 93 St. George’s Road, Brighton, BN2 1DW.

(b) The price of each ticket which is £1 and is the same for all tickets.

(c) The Person responsible for the Raffle Draw, who is:

Bev Morgan, Outgoing Chair of the Rainbow Chorus. Contact address: Rainbow Chorus, c/o St George’s Church, 93 St. George’s Road, Brighton, BN2 1DW or via email to: chair@rainbowchorus.org.uk.

 (d) The closing date for the purchase of tickets is 00:01 on Saturday 19th December 2020. The Draw will take place on 19th December 2020.

Proceeds from the Festive Hamper Raffle:

All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Rainbow Chorus (Reg Charity No. 1161330). 

About the Rainbow Chorus:

The Rainbow Chorus is a non-audition LGBT+ community choir providing an enjoyable, safe, supportive and affirming environment for members to sing, develop their community spirit and awareness, talents, skills and confidence. We network locally, nationally and internationally to challenge stereotypes and homo/bi and transphobia through our presentation and high-quality performances. Funds raised will help us to continue to be able to run the Rainbow Chorus & maintain affordable subscriptions to continue our policy of being open to all irrespective of income, and continue our community performances and outreach projects. 

For more information about the Rainbow Chorus and future events and performances please see our main website or contact us via: chair@rainbowchorus.org.uk.

Details about the Promoter & Registration of the Festive Hamper Raffle:

The Rainbow Chorus, Registered Charity No. 1161330 is the promoting society and has registered its application, and has been granted, an Operating License to run this raffle by the Health and Safety and Licensing Department of Brighton & Hove City Council under the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005 (Small Societies Lottery Registration). 

Address: Health and Safety and Licensing, Brighton & Hove Council, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JP.

The purpose for which the Rainbow Chorus is established and is conducted is as follows:

a) To advance public education in, and appreciation of, the art of choral singing, its study, practice and performance, and to contribute to the quality and range of community events and to assist other charitable causes. 

(b) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit of people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This will be achieved by relieving the isolation and needs of those people. 

(c) To promote equality and diversity for the public benefit by the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in particular but not exclusively by raising public awareness of discrimination towards and issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, and in such other ways as are exclusively charitable as the Trustees may from time to time determine. (Extract of the objects from The Rainbow Chorus Constitution, July 2016).

Keeping your data safe:

The Rainbow Chorus will keep your data secure. We never sell your personal data and will not share it with other companies. We will only use your data for the purposes of contacting you about this Draw.

If you have any questions about this please contact us via email on: fundraising@rainbowchorus.org.uk or call us on 07471 732531.

Concerns and complaints:

In the event that anyone has encountered a problem or has a concern to raise regarding the Festive Hamper Raffle, in the first instance please contact the Rainbow Chorus preferably by email to: fundraising@rainbowchorus.org.uk or by telephone on 07471 732531. 

The Rainbow Chorus encourages people to participate in their Festive Hamper Raffle responsibly. If you, or someone you know, need information or help with problem gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit www.begambleaware.org