They’re back, Actually!

Finally, after six months of lockdown and rehearsing every week on Zoom, the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) returns to the Brighton & Hove stage this July with a new production, entitled This Is The Hour.

Featuring many Chorus favourites yet blended with a generous helping of new numbers, this 90-minute celebration of strength, resilience and pride will showcase the talents of one of our city’s best-loved choruses.

Samuel Cousins, AGMC’s Musical Director, says:

“It is no secret that making music has been extremely challenging over the last few months, however I am so pleased that we can perform our regular summer show as planned. This was supposed to be our 15th Anniversary concert, but instead it is our defiant testimony saying that we made it through the last year, we’re still here and we’re back on stage.

“The Chorus has been beavering away non-stop in the background, learning music and meeting weekly on Zoom to talk through each piece. Last week we finally began rehearsing in person again, and we really couldn’t be happier. And, with only ten rehearsals left, we’re now working hard to create an amazing show that celebrates music, community and family – everything that the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus is about!

“This Is The Hour will have something for everyone - from show tunes to classical, and a bit of contemporary too – and we really can’t wait to sing for you again.”

This is The Hour takes place at St Mary’s Church in Kemp Town on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July at 8.00pm. A strictly limited number of tickets, priced at £16, is available for each performance from or

All profits will support The Sussex Beacon, our Members’ nominated charity.

We're very proud to have delivered on our pledge to support the Sussex Beacon as our nominated charity for 2019, donating £1,200! We have also committed to work with the Beacon again in 2020.

Thank you for your continued support for us and, in turn, for The Sussex Beacon!

Nick Paget, Chair, Actually CIC

The Sussex Beacon charity offers specialist care and support for men, women and families living with HIV. Open every day of the year, The Sussex Beacon helps people manage with the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no cure.

Julie Rawcliffe of The Sussex Beacon said, ”Every year, we need to raise over two million pounds to continue providing these vital services to people living with HIV. It is only through the generosity of people like you that we are able to continue our work.”