Upcoming performances


Sunday 14 October 2018, 6pm
Hate Crime Awareness Week

At St Paul’s Cathedral. An Act of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime. Details

Free tickets


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

Cardiff


Past performances


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Diversity Choir’s 2018 Summer Concert

At St James’ Piccadilly we celebrated Bastille Day with a performance of Mozart’s Vespers, as well as music from Les Miserables, and Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine. Diversity Choir also performed music by Purcell, Billy Joel, Leonard Berstein, Edith Piaf, and The Beatles.


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Various Voices LGBT+ choir festival in Munich in May 2018.

Diversity joined 80 other choirs from around Europe and the world for Various Voices 2018. The packed programme took place at the magnificent Gasteig concert halls, and included a mass public performance of Carmina Burana.

Our program included:
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

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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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