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Saturday 17 March 2018
Our Songs for Munich

Diversity Choir’s Spring Concert at The Gresham Centre, Church of St Anne and St Agnes, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7BX.

Diversity Choir’s complimentary spring concert “Our Songs for Munich”. We would like to say thank you to our guests, supporters and friends, and invite you to hear the songs we are taking to the Various Voices LGBT+ choir festival in Munich in May.

The program will include:
All that jazz
Im Mummelsee – Rheinberger
The silver swan – Orlando Gibbons
Invocation to sleep – Tchaikovsky
Wizard of Oz – Herbert Stothart
Summertime – George Gershwin
La Traviata – ‘Brindisi’ – Giuseppe Verdi
Freedom 90
All Creatures Now – John Bennet
Sweet Suffolk Owl- Thomas Vautor
Draw On Sweet Night -John Wilbye
The Lark In a Clear Air

Audience number will be restricted due to the venue size, tickets will be required for entry.

Free tickets available from members and friends of the choir, or here


Wednesday 21 March 2018
Open rehearsal

Come along and see how we prepare. At The Gresham Centre, Church of St Anne and St Agnes, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7BX

All are welcome to see how much fun we have, and if you are also interested in auditioning please contact our Membership Secretary


Monday 30 April 2018
Soho Act of Remembrance

At Old Compton Street, and St Annes’ Churchyard, Soho.


9-13 May 2018
Various Voices, Munich

Diversity Choir will join about 100 choirs with 3500 singers from 19 countries to perform in the Gasteig in München, for Various Voices 2018


Saturday 14 July 2018
Diversity Choir Summer Concert

At St James’s, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL


Sunday 14 October 2018
Hate Crime Awareness Week

Act of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime. To be confirmed


Saturday 1 December 2018
World AIDS Day Concert

A fundraiser for PositiveEast


Tuesday 18 December 2018
Mildmay Carol Concert

Annual event for the Mildmay Hospice


16-18 August 2019
Hand in Hands choir festival

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Baroque ‘n’ Roll

Pictures from Diversity Choir’s Winter Concert on Saturday 2 December 2017

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Picture: Rancho Dass

If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our Membership Team


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The Joy of Singing

Two long standing members of Diversity Choir, Al Booth and James Murphy, talk about their experiences and reasons for joining the choir … from the social and friendly atmosphere, to the enjoyable range of musical styles. Interview with thanks to David Baker.

Hear the interview


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LGBT Choir Festival

Diversity Choir will be joining 27 LGBT choirs from around the UK for a weekend of workshops, training, dance, rehearsals and fun.

The HAND in HAND LGBT Choir Festival in Manchester culminates in a fantastic concert at the Royal Northern College of Music on Saturday 19 August 2017.


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25th Anniversary Concert

In July 2017 we celebrated our silver jubilee with a repertoire that included:

– Poulenc’s Gloria
– “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell
– “Make our Garden Grow” from Candide by Bernstein
– “Invocation to Sleep” and “The Golden Cloud did Sleep” by Tchaikovsky
– “Calme des Nuits” and “Les Fleurs et les Arbres” by Camille Saint-Saëns
– “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton – and more!


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Diversity – Glória!

Our Spring Concert was on 8th April 2017 when Diversity Choir welcomed our guests Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir.

Together we celebrated the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi, and performed music with an operatic and musical theatrical connection, some Irish ballads and some disco favourites! The programme included:

• Monteverdi’s “Beatus Vir”
• Extracts from Cavalleria Rusticana
• Cantique de Jean Racine
• Irish folk songs and ballads
• Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley
• Abba Disco Classics!

Spellbound

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


 

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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