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London Gay Men’s Chorus to sing at mayor’s Christmas carol service

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  1. Jean-Paul Bentham 11 Dec 2009, 8:58pm

    Congratulations London’s Gay Men’s Choir!

  2. Brian Burton 12 Dec 2009, 8:45am

    This is a CHORUS and not a choir. They sing ‘American Barbershop’ as I did when I was a member of ‘The Solent City Chorus’ In Portsmouth UK. The ‘London Gay Men’s Chorus’ has been around for years and I met some of them and heard them sing at ‘Barbershop Convention.’ Barbershop singing is strictly four part harmony Tenor,Lead Singer, Baritone and Base singer. No instrumental music, just voice harmony and it is wonderful. You Londoner’s ought to listen to these Gay Chorus singers, and help give them the support they need and not just because they are Gay but because they spread ‘Harmony.’

  3. Jean-Paul Bentham 12 Dec 2009, 5:01pm

    Now that you mention it, Brian, I am surprised ayt how little support that story has had.

    These guys rehearse at least once a week and sometimes all day on Saturdays, and they form bonds of friendship that last a lifetime.

    They are to be applauded over and over again. Bravo!

  4. Thanks for your comments. To my knowledge we have never been to a Barber Shop Convention. We do rehearse every week and sometimes at he weekend and are also apearing at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in “Sandi Toksvig’s Christmas Carol”

  5. Jean-Paul Bentham 13 Dec 2009, 3:20am

    Alisdair:

    Great to hear from you. Sing it from the heart! Bravo! Encore!!

  6. Jean-Paul Bentham 13 Dec 2009, 3:25am

    This is dedicated to the London Gay Men’s Chorus:

    “Four Strong Winds” by the Brothers Four, an oldie, but a goodie.

  7. Brian Burton 13 Dec 2009, 7:29am

    Alisdair,
    I have seen odd members of LGMC at convention! You ought to try Barbershop Convention sometime.

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