Concerts and Events

Celebrating female composers

7:30 Saturday 20 May 2023 at St Paul’s Knightsbridge

Diversity Choir – the UK’s longest established LGBT+ chamber choir – has announced more details of the female-led set list of international composers and artists celebrated at its 30th year Summer Concert on 20 May 2023.

Painting: The Viola da Gamba Player, c. 1630–1640, by Bernado Strozzi.

The 50+ strong ensemble will sing The Cobbler by Imogen Holst, Psaume XXIV by Lili Boulanger, Dixit Dominus by Mariana de Martines, O Frondens Virga by Hildegard von Bingen, Non c’e piu fede by Barbara Strozzi, alongside Peace I Leave With You by Amy Beach and popular modern standards Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton. (Other songs tbc).

Incoming choir chair Corinne Iten said: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the contribution of female composers at our 30th Anniversary Summer Concert on 20 May 2023.”

“It is a great honour and privilege to bring the work of these talented women to a wider audience whilst showcasing the diverse singing talents and repertoire of the UK’s foremost LGBT+ chamber choir.”

“Over nearly 400 years of history, these women have done much to advance the enjoyment of music across many genres, often against the odds. We hope our audience will enjoy hearing their music as much as we will performing it.”

The evening concert will take place at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge and ticket details will be announced in April.

Diversity Choir can also be seen in Italy at the Various Voices LGBT+ music festival in Bologna, 14-18 June 2023.


Celebrate three decades with London’s original LGBT+ community chamber choir on Saturday 10 December 2022 at St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, London EC2Y 8DA (Tubes: Barbican or Moorgate)

Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) in advance £15 (£10 concessions) on the door. (Ramp and accessible toilet)


Our Songs for Munich

Diversity Choir's Spring Concert

Saturday 17 March 2018

Gresham Centre, 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 2018.

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 numbers will be restricted due to the venue size, and free tickets will be required for entry. Apply here

T-shirt design Diversity 25 purple

Saturday 1 July 2017

At our Summer Concert we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

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

– 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!

St John’s Waterloo
73 Waterloo Road

Advance Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions (Unemployed, children and students in full-time education, seniors over state pension age).  Online sales will close at 12 noon on the day of the concert, but tickets will still be available on the door.

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

For our Spring Concert 2017, Diversity Choir will have as guests Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir.

Together we will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi, and performing music with an operatic and musical theatrical connection, some Irish ballads and some disco favourites! The programme will include:

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

Advance Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions (Unemployed, children and students in full-time education, seniors over state pension age).

Online sales will close at 12 noon on the day of the concert, but tickets will still be available on the door.

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