Previous Shows

Gays & Dolls

May 16th 2024

Brighton Open Air Theatre

show me christmas

December 15th & 16th 2024

".... there was something extra last night, the choir embraced their audience not only socially by coming amongst us before the start but also embracing us with sound by using the whole space and exploring and utilising the resonant acoustic of St Mary’s."

                                                                                                  Andrew Kay, The Latest  

Reviews by The Latest and G Scene

Sussex By The Sea

June 23rd & 24th 2023

Celebrating the historic, heroic and, at times, hedonistic heart of the county, through anthemic numbers from famous residents’ past and present. Exploring the diverse literary and cinematic connections with the area and take pride in a musical celebration of our LGBTQ+ community, we presented a set list as colourful as the county itself. 

Reviews by The Latest and G Scene

The coronation concert

May 7th 2023

We're proud to have been able to represent the chorus, Brighton and the wider LGBTQ+ communities at the BBC's Coronation Concert for King Charles III on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

"We are thrilled and honoured to have been selected to perform at the Coronation Concert," said Gavin Bennett, Chairman of the Actually Gay Men's Chorus. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our choir to showcase our talent on a national stage and to represent the vibrant LGBTQ+ community in Brighton and Hove."

Watch "Sing For The King: The Search For The Coronation Choir" and "The Coronation Concert" on BBC iPlayer.

Read more on Metro and Classic FM

Together For Christmas 

December 2022

TheLatest Review

Nobody does it better

June 2022

"This was a concert of quality in every sense.." - Andrew Kay, Scene, June 12 2022

Actually With Bells On

December 2021

GScene Review

This Is The Hour

July 2021

GScene Review



Actually Fabulous

July 2020

We were sorry to announce that this concert was cancelled because of the pandemic. We had been really looking forward to sharing an exciting 15th Anniversary performance with you all, full of old favourites, iconic pieces and a really fun medley, but sadly it was not to be.

Let It Snow




It's Actually Christmas


True Colours


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Let It Snow

December 2017

Love Actually

August 2017

Bring On The Men

April 2017

Let It Snow

December 2016

Welcome To My Nightmare

October 2016

It's Bound To Be Right On The Night

May 2016

The Seven Doors Of Danny

April 2016

'A song cycle composed by Sussex-born composer Ricky Horscraft in collaboration with Brighton-based poet John McCullough' - Wikipedia

More details on our dedicated page here.

Carnival of The Animals & H.M.S. Pinafore

January 2016

Ring Out The Bells

December 2015

GScene Review

Demons Are A Ghouls Best Friend

October 2015


July 2015

I Got Rhythm

April 2015

GScene Review

Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 2014

I Feel Love

July 2014

One Night Only


August 2013

Music Of The Night

April 2013

Actually Gay Men's Chorus celebrated  some of the classics from musical theatre both past and present. 

Presenting the evening was Monty Python's very own Carol Cleveland.

Also featuring guest soprano Samantha Howard & conducted by Musical Director Jason Pimblett.

Somewhere For Me

Feb 2013

Actually Gay Men's Chorus performed some favourite numbers including an original arrangement of Albinoni's Adagio (with guest soprano Samantha Howard) and Rodriguez's Concerto De Aranjuez. There was a selection of songs from the hit musical Moulin Rouge featuring One day I'll Fly Away, Come What May and Roxanne. The first part of the performance will culminated in a teaser for their forthcoming April show The Music Of The Night - A Celebration of the West End which will be performed at St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street in Hove on April 26 and 27. In part two the boys launched their new album, Somewhere For Me, which includes songs by David Bowie, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails to name a few. The album was recorded last year for Universal Records and is now available from Actually Brighton Records - our very own label!

Chairman, John Hamilton said: “The chorus were delighted to be taking part in the new LGBT Arts Festival. It's a great opportunity to showcase favourite repertoire old and new in the wonderful setting of St Mary's Church, Kemptown, as well as a great opportunity to launch the long awaited album.”

Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 2012

As always, Christmas really started for Brighton and Hove's 'Actually Gay Men's Chorus' with our traditional annual  production of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’,  on Sun 23rd December.  A real highlight of the festive season, it was a fun evening with both traditional and more unusual musical choices, featuring Actually Gay Men's Chorus and Actually Gay Women's Chorus. 

We raised £516 for charity at this event!

'BEACONS' Requiem

December 2012

A celebration of Life for World AIDS Day.

Our Crowning Glory

August 2012

The Show Must Go ON

May 2012

Actually Gay Men's Chorus were once again proud to be performing as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe, in what was a real show to remember. A post war Parisian theatre bar which has seen grander times, was the setting for this story of deceit, laughter and of course love lost and love found - no matter what, The Show Must Go On!  Inspired by ‘Moulin Rouge’, this story was set to a repertoire of  old and new favourites, from musical theatre to operetta, sung in harmony by Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and featuring guest performers, Samantha Howard, Gerry McCrudden and Melanie Howard.

Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 2011

As always, Christmas really started for us with our sell out production of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’,  on Thurs 22nd December,  a real highlight of the festive season. It was a fun evening with both traditional and more unusual musical choices, featuring Actually Gay Women's Chorus in their first public performance. 

If We Only Have Love

December 2011

A celebration of life for World AIDS Day.

Fly Me TO The Moon

August 2011

Can you imagine Dr Who and his tardis materialising at St Andrew’s in 2011, accompanied by not one but thirty handsome assistants? Well this was the case as Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and new chorus friend, Dale Who, flung wide the tardis doors to perform in Fly Me to the Moon. This was their sixth annual Pride show, which linked into the theme of this year’s Brighton Pride, Out of this World.

Il Trovatore

May 2011

As part of the Brighton Fringe the Chorus faced one of their biggest challenges to date - to appear in a full concert performance of Verdi's opera Il Trovatore, sung in the original Italian. Joining forces with Music Theatre 2000, a 45 piece orchestra and a host of incredible international opera stars, this was a hugely exciting and enjoyable performance!

O Magnum Mysterium

26th March 2011

We joined the Brighton Chamber Choir for this evening of 'music to lift the spirit'.

Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 2010

Our Finest Hours

November 2010

As part of our 5th Birthday Celebrations the Chorus staged their most ambitious show yet - a Gala performance at Hove Town Hall. We were joined on stage by some of our well-loved guests from previous shows, as well as an appearance by the acclaimed London Gay Men's Chorus. The evening was hosted by Simon Fanshawe, and all proceeds were donated to the Sussex Beacon.

Born FRee

August 2010

"magnificently dramatic" - The Argus 6/8/10

Our Pride Show this year was a celebration of the Golden Age of Cinema - classic movie clips, cheesey pre-show adverts and glamorous usherettes with their trays of interval ice-creams... and of course our feature presentation - music from some of the greatest Oscar-winning films of all time. Hosted by the wonderful Joanna van Gyseghem, the evening was a Box-Office smash!

This Morning

July 2010

The Chorus appeared live from Brighton Beach on ITV's 'This Morning' on Monday 19th July.

Chairman John Hamilton was interviewed by Christopher Biggins, followed by the Chorus singing "Impossible Dream". Although due to technical issues we didn't appear for as long as we would have liked, it was a fun morning and great publicity!

The Mikado

April / May 2010

'TWAS The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 2009

You'll Never Walk Alone - The Three Choirs Concert

October 2009

In a special concert to raise money for Brighton's AIDS Memorial statue, all three LGBT choruses appeared on stage together for the first time. BH(a)GMC, supported by soprano Samantha Howard and saxophonist Nick Warr, were followed by the BGMC and the Rainbow Chorus in a night of remembrance and hope. All three Choruses then joined together for a rousing finale of "You'll Never Walk Alone".

On The Beaches

July 2009

The Chorus were honoured to welcome Dame Vera Lynn, residents of St Dunstan's, and members of the Royal British Legion as our very special guests to our fourth annual Pride show - a celebration of the music and community spirit of WW2, and a commemoration of the D-Day landings and all those who were lost in the conflict. The Chorus were joined on stage by soprano Fiona Baines, saxophonist Nick Warr, WW2 veteran Dorie Steward and Sam Beard.

Coming Out Of Make-Up

May 2009

As part of the Brighton Fringe festival the Chorus produced Coming Out of Make-Up. Our very special guests - David Raven, Dave Lynn, Scott Burey, Robert James and Jason Sutton - are best known for their drag performances, but for the frst time together on stage, they "came out of make-up" to appear as themselves. Music, chat and humour combined to create a thoroughly entertaining show. Special thanks to Josh Mills who stepped in to conduct at the last minute!

'Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 2008

Our Christmas show this year was hosted by Doctor Who star Jacqueline King, and we were also privileged to be joined by guest soprano Fiona Baines. It was held in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, the High Sheriff of East Sussex and his wife, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton; and the mix of carols, seasonal songs and festive readings, followed by mulled wine and mince pies, got us all in the Christmas spirit!

Click here for a review from GScene magazine

In The Pink Midwinter

December 2008

The Brighton and Hove (Actually) Men's Chorus made a guest appearance at this performance by the Pink Singers.

The Best of The West End

25th November 2008

The Brighton And Hove (Actually) Gay Men's Chorus were the special guests at this performance by the Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company.

The Roses Of Success

16th November 2008

A one-off gala performance to celebrate our third birthday, with a selection of our favourite songs from previous shows, The Roses of Success was our first appearance at the Old Market. This was our most ambitious show to date, featuring GIs, sailors, French revolutionaries and cowboys - as well as opera, pop ballads and a few comedy numbers! Mr David Raven once again hosted the evening in his inimitable style.

Click here for a review from the Argus newspaper, or visit our galleries for more pictures.

Do You Hear The People Sing?

August 2008

Our Pride 2008 show Do You Hear The People Sing? was a huge success! A selection of songs from the musicals, opera favourites and highlights from Les Miserables was heard by a packed house on both nights! Joining us on stage were members of the recently formed South Wales Gay Men's Chorus, and the evening was hosted by Mr David Raven. A total of £1000 was raised for charity, split between Pride, the Friends of St Andrews' and the Diabetes Society.

We Sail The Ocean Blue

May 2008

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

December 2007

With the new heating system installed, it was back to St. Andrew's for our Christmas Show, with a blend of traditional carols, festive show tunes and seasonal readings, with a Victorian feel. The evening was rounded off with mince pies and mulled wine, to get everyone in the festive mood!

Whip Crack Away!

August 2007

WhipCrackAway! was the Chorus' second Pride show and featured a selection of songs from Miss Saigon, as well as our usual mix of opera, show tunes and comedy numbers. The evening finished with a medley of songs from the shows on a Western theme in a Cowboy Extravaganza! The evening was hosted by Chorus patron Dame Margot Hamilton.

Ring out The Bells

December 2006

In The Mood

August 2006