By Jennifer J Kennedy
The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill will be hosting A Nightmare Before Christmas, performed by the London Gay Men’s Choir (LGMC). The event, which is taking place on Sunday 15 December at 5.00pm, follows on from two successful years.
The LGMC is the largest gay men’s chorus in Europe and was founded in the 1991 with just six members. The choir has now grown to include some 190 singers with four sections: bass, baritone, and first and second tenor. The ensemble boasts a wide repertoire, mixing folk, pop, jazz and show tunes. Past performances have seen them perform a diverse selection of songs from Tina Turner and to Rachmaninov.
The LGMC’s mission, according to its website, is to “entertain, educate and inspire through song, performing to the highest standard and challenging preconceptions of gay men”. LGMC, a registered charity, works to celebrate and promote diversity, and has a Education & Outreach Programme aimed at eradicating homophobic bullying in schools.
The LGMC has also helped raise thousands of pounds for a variety of organisations. The Terrence Higgins Trust, the Orchid Cancer Appeal, and the Royal Mardsen Hospital in London are but a few of the charities which have benefited from their work.
This year’s performance at the De La Warr is set to be as energetic as the last. The usual renditions of yuletide favourites will be sung with a LGMC twist. Tickets cost £15.00 and for more information see link: http://www.dlwp.com/visit-us/booking-information/