We had the best time in Manchester at the Hand in Hand UK and Ireland LGBT Choirs Festival! We felt confident in our singing and got some fabulous feedback. We performed a mix of OUT140 songs as well as “Lean on Me” with a solo from Sue Lane and “I Only Want to Be with You”, Mike’s fabulous arrangement of the Dusty Springfield classic.
We had another truly fabulous Norwich Pride – big thanks to all the organisers. We had a packed day singing at a pop-up performance in the Forum; the OUT140 Play on Millennium Plain; on the steps of City Hall; and all round the parade. We sang Club Tropicana in honour of George Michael. We even made the from page of the Evening News! That’s our alto Wendy celebrating our success!!
You know it’s nearly time for Norwich Pride when the Pride without Prejudice exhibition opens at St Margaret’s Church of Art! We were delighted to sing at the Opening Party – the acoustics are fabulous and it’s great to be surrounded by such colourful art!
We had a gorgeous afternoon singing at the Red House in Aldeburgh. The Red House was the home of composer Benjamin Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears. The Red House had a picnic to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and they invited us to perform.
Congratulations to our bass David Fullman who is the new Lord Mayor of Norwich!
We took part in a scratch performance of OUT140: The Play as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Here’s a great pic of cast and choir by Ruski.
We were delighted to work with acclaimed Australian performance artist Edwina Blush to create an acapella hive-scaped soundtrack as part of Dandifest 2017.
We had a wonderful day at Dereham Neatherd High School at the third annual Norfolk Community Choirs Festival. As well as taking part in some fabulous workshops and mass singing, we did a short performance of songs including Something Inside So Strong, Only Want to Be with You and Lean On Me which got everyone singing along and tapping their feet.
We had a ball at our Christmas Quiz! Lizzie was the Quiz-mistress and David, Steve and Julia organised all the food and trimmings! There was a prize for most Christmassy-looking team which set off a frenzy of competition!! The winners of the quiz were birthday girl Becky’s team. Here they are with their hands on the cup…
The annual World AIDS Day service at St John’s on Timberhill was beautiful. We sang “Let it Be” and “Climb Every Mountain” which included a solo introduction from Phil.