Rainbow Voices is a combined group of individuals who are united by their love of song.  Established in 1995, we are the Midlands based Community Choir for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and their friends.  We are a diverse choir and provide a safe environment for friends to meet together.

We are headed up by our Musical Director who has been in choir over 12 years and we are split into a range of 4 different voices.  Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

We sing a wide variety of music including songs from the rock, pop, classical, folk and musical theatre genres.  Some of the most popular songs we have performed are as follows:-

  • Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy Version
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Just Give Me a Reason - Pink
  • Gloria - Vivaldi
  • And So It Goes - Billy Joel
  • Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
  • Choral Selections from Schindlers List - John Williams

We have also written and produced our own song “Diversity & Harmony”.  Samuel Lewis (our Accompanist) composed the music for this piece and we invited Heather Wastie (poet/songwriter) to create the lyrics for us.  The song simply sums up our own feelings about choir!

We normally perform one main concert a year in the summer towards the end of July.  It is held locally in Birmingham and we spend the majority of the year learning our repertoire for the evening.  We usually hold a Christmas Concert and as and when requested, perform for local events such as the World Aids Day Service, Arts Fest, Shout Festival, Pride etc.  

The recent highlights for us have been performing live on stage with 60’s icon Lulu, as part of her European Tour.  We were also part of the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony - the official handover event from Australia to England which was televised to billions worldwide.

So that’s a little bit about us!  

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