Festivals

We perform at local, national and international festivals.

Hand in Hand is the UK and Ireland LGBT Choirs Festival and it happens every two years. In 2013 we performed in the first Hand in Hand Festival in London. John Flinders, accompanist to the Pink Singers, the longest running LGBT choir in Europe, said:

“ …for me, and for several of the people that I’ve talked to, one of the real standout moments was your OUT140 Suite – an inspired way of sourcing a text for a new work, a succinct, interesting and very singable musical realisation, and a witty and passionate performance.”

In 2015 we went to the second Hand in Hand festival in Brighton and sang on the stage where Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest! We got some gorgeous feedback from other singers:

“That was about as much fun as you could have in 10 minutes”

“I loved the humour. It was great to be able to laugh.”

“I loved how original your material was. You really looked like you enjoyed yourself. That’s a great thing to see in a choir.”

“Oh my god your set was fantastic, so clever.”

“Touching and rather lovely”

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In August 2017 we went to Hand in Hand in Manchester. Loz Kay, the Musical Director of the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus, gave us a fabulous review on Twitter:

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The countdown has now begun for Hand in Hand 2019 which will be in Cardiff. You can find out more on their website.

Various Voices European LGBT Choirs Festival is every four years in a different European city. In July 2014, some of us went to Dublin and joined with singers from across the UK, China and Taiwan to form the Proud Voices choir. That was an incredible experience.

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In May 2018 we are going to Munich! Find out more about the Festival on their website.

Norfolk Community Choirs Festival is an annual event and we’ve been to all three festivals. In January 2015, we went to the first festival in Swaffham and got a standing ovation from members of the audience with the premiere of our OUT140 Micro-Opera, created with Mary Benefiel. You can read more about the festival on the Sing Norfolk website.

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