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Diversity – Gloria!

Our joint spring concert with Gloria from Dublin

Sat 8th April 2017, 7:30pm at St John’s Waterloo

Inspiration for the concert is Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, and we’re planning that  “Beatus Vir” will be performed as a joint piece by Diversity Choir and our friends from Dublin, Gloria.

Our theme will be Theatre for our other pieces, as Monteverdi was one of the earliest composers to fully develop opera writing. Our Musical Director, Jan Rautio, is preparing the following other pieces:
 – Mozart’s “Ave Verum”
– “Easter Hymn” and “Regina Coeli” from “Cavalleria Rusticana”
– The “humming chorus” from “Madam Butterfly”
– “All That Jazz”
– “Some Enchanted Evening”
– “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway” Medley
– “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera
Diversity will sing jointly with Gloria:
– “Cantique de Jean Racine” 
– Monteverdi “Beatus Vir”
 Gloria are planning to perform:
– A mixture of traditional Irish folk songs and ballads
– Some modern contemporary pieces by the Pentatonix
– Some Abba disco classics!
Stay tuned for ticket information next March.

Winter Concert

Our concert at St John’s Waterloo on 4 December 2016 was themed Spellbound –  celebrating faeries, magic and all things supernatural.

Our repertoire for the evening included the following popular and classical pieces:

  • Selections from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
  • Dream With Me (from Peter Pan)
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Mister Sandman
  • Selections from The Wizard of Oz
  • Walking in the Air (the theme from The Snowman)
  • Rheinberger’s Mummelsee op. 95, 1.

 

Rehearsing the Wizard of Oz

Pictures: Pat Langford

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About us

Diversity Choir is London’s original lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community chamber choir. Formed in 1992, the choir wanted to sing a real variety of music; this includes music from Medieval chants to contemporary 21st Century composers such as Jonathan Dove and we balance this with a lively enthusiasm for music from a spectrum of other genres: folk, show tunes, jazz and popular music from the Fifties to today.

We have grown and developed over the last two decades from a small group of friends to a friendly 50-strong choir, with recent performances at Various Voices in Dublin, St. John’s Waterloo and the Big Wedding weekend at the Royal Festival Hall.

In addition to our concerts, we are also actively engaged, together with London’s other LGBT singing groups, in a wide variety of community festivals, events and projects.

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