We are celebrating our Jubilee year!
In 2016 the London Gay Men’s Chorus is 25 years young and we want to celebrate it recording an album that looks back over our history.
The chorus was founded in 1991 with a group of 9 gay men singing at Angel tube station and has grown to over 200 members, making it the largest gay choir in Europe. Our mission is to entertain, educate and inspire through song.
Over our 25 years we have raised thousands of pounds for LGBT and other charities. We have campaigned for equal rights and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the UK and beyond. We continue our work to challenge prejudice as well as providing support, friendship and community.
In our Silver Jubilee year major projects include:
• our Youth Education and Outreach Programme - combatting homophobia experienced by young people
• Sing Out – a song writing, performance and fundraising project with Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre (supporting young people in London aged 13-19 years) and
• working with Opening Doors London and Age UK Camden to provide support, companionship and entertainment to older and isolated members of the LGBT community.
We aim to raise £25k in our Silver Jubilee year to help this work continue.
What are we recording?
With this album we want to cover the wide range of music that we perform.
We will include songs from our repertoire, including pieces by artists like Judy Garland, Spandau Ballet, ABBA or Frank Sinatra.
We also want to celebrate our successful collaboration with the London Gay Big Band. Together we had three sold out performances at the Roundhouse in London and we will include a few pieces from that concert in our CD to save this memory for posterity.
And finally we would like to include part of our new show, History, which we will be performing on the 10th and 11th of June at Cadogan Hall accompanied by the Orion Symphony Orchestra.
We need you to make this album a reality
This is a fantastic way to create a lasting memory of our Jubilee year and celebrate what we have achieved so far. But we cannot do it alone...
That's why we are reaching out and asking for your help. With your collaboration we will be able to meet the high production costs of the CD, including studio hire, mastering, pressing and artwork.
Check out our rewards!
Help us and you will have our CD in December 2016!
But not just that, check out all the other rewards that we have for you, including merchandising, VIP tickets to our shows and even an invite to one of our rehearsals including a private performance for your ears only!
How do I pledge?
Very easy: you can pay with debit/credit card, Paypal or Direct Debit. If you choose Direct Debit, then we will have to pay less commission ;)
So go ahead, pledge and tell all your friends!