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Relight My Choir

An amazing concert, put together in record time following a vastly shortened planning period. Our first annual concert in 3 and a half years was the first to be coordinated by Jen Talbot and the first to be led by our new MD team of Gena Rose, Olly Balcombe and Rob Hales, following the departure of MD Rónán de Búrca and AMD Lindsey Williams, in the summer. We were supported on the St George's Bristol stage by The Chandeliers, (led by friend of Sing Out Bristol Wendy Sergeant) and Bristol Gay Mens Chorus (led by our former MD Rónán de Búrca). Our part of the concert on the night, consisted of songs from our summer performances, with 3 songs from our recent past repertoire. Although all of the songs were familiar to older members of the choir, they were new to many and made for a very steep learning curve indeed, making the standard of the overall performance even more remarkable. The theme of the concert was re-starting, demonstrating how it felt to be back singing together and showing the world we are still here, being ourselves despite all the challenges thrown at us.
Summer Social: Garden Party

One of our members, Rob Brooks from the basses, kindly opened his home in Bath to us, for the afternoon to welcome our newset members to the choir.
Bristol Pride 2022

Another blistering hot Pride Day in Bristol saw around 40 of us perform as the opening act for the first in-person Bristol Pride for three years. We performed five songs for an audience that grew in size as we sang (due to a technical issue, the gates were half an hour late opening). A great day continued as we took turns to run our stall in the community area and enjoy the sunshine and the many acts performing across the five stages, culminating in the headline act, Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sing Out For Bristol Pride 2022

Our third Pride Fundraiser saw us take to the St George's stage in front of a sell-out audience, along with three other fantastic Bristol choirs. This concert was memorable for several reasons. As well as being our first concert in three years, it was the final ever Sing Out Bristol performance for Rónán de Búrca as MD, after nearly 15 years with the choir. It was also the first live stage appearance from Bristol Gay Men's Chorus (Rónán's new choir) who gave an amazing performance. This concert finally saw us collaborate with Gurt Lush Choir, something that had been first discussed in 2010! This was also one of the final performances from the Bristol Man Chorus, who are disbanding this month. And, finally we dedicated the evening to our much missed choir member, Gareth Lloyd who sadly passed away earlier this year, aged just 27.
Singing City 2022

On Saturday 25th June we joined 14 other choirs for an all day concert celebrating the choir talent in Bristol. We were the penultimate choir of the day and performed 4 songs, having an extra 5 minutes allocated to us at the last minute, when another choir pulled out. This was followed by our Summer Night Social, in the bar of St Georges and the Queenshilling, with a quick stop off at Nandos on the way!
Spring Social 2022

Late May weekend, it's bound to be glorious weather right? Not quite, it wasn't the worst, and the sun did come out eventually. A nice relaxing stroll with good friends, ending with some light refreshments, Lovely!
World AIDS Day Performance 2021 Sat 27 November 2021 - Brigstowe

Our first public performance in over two years took place at The Watershed for the annual Brigstowe/THT World AIDS Day commemoration event. We performed three songs, One Day Like This, Over The Rainbow and the premiere of our latest song, a beautiful arrangement of Hey Jude. The audience in the Watershed were joined by more watching the event at home, as the event was broadcast live on the internet.
Joint Workshop With UWE Singers Tuesday 11 February 2020

Our first ever open rehearsal co-hosted with UWE Singers and UWE LGBTQ+ Society to mark LGBT History Month and UWE's LGBTQ+ Awareness Day.
Annual Quiz Night 2019 held in January 2020

The return of the annual quiz night saw us move to a new venue, 99 Queens, in Clifton, for the 2019 event (actually held in January 2020). A bumper attendance of 62 choir members and friends saw a close battle between teams representing the four choir sections and, for the first time, our audience. The cash prize for the winning individual team went to Hoof Hearted from the Bass section, who walked away with £60 between them. Overall though, the Audience 'section' were the most victorious and took the coveted trophy home.
Busking For National AIDS Trust December 2019

Last year we managed to do this on World AIDS Day itself, as it conveniently landed on a Saturday during one of the busiest Christmas shopping days of the year. We raised £200 then. We're still waiting to hear how much we managed this year, but being a week later, the crowds were ever so slightly down on 2018. It was still a great atmosphere and a fabulous turn out from friends and family who came along to support us on the day. A great day for what is fast becoming a regular fixture in the Sing Out Bristol calendar.
World AIDS Day Celebration - December 2019

For the second year in a row, we performed at Brigstowe's World AIDS Day celebration event hosted in The Watershed. This years's event also launched Bristol as a Fast-Track City (one of only a handful of UK cities to achieve this status), with Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees attending the event to sign the declaration. The Fast Track Cities initiative is a world-wide movement towards achieving zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths by 2030. We performed 3 songs at the end of the 2 hour event.
Hand In Hand Cardiff - 16-18 August 2019

In August 2019, 70 of us set off across the bridge to join 30 other UK and Ireland choirs in Cardiff for our third Hand In Hand festival. We performed twice; once on Saturday in the magnificent St Davids Hall and then again on Sunday morning in the equally magnificent Wales Millennium Centre. As well as our perfomance, there was the usual mix of workshops, watching other choirs perform and socialsing. A great weekend.
Summer Social - Saturday 3 August 2019

A lovely day on The Downs saw a good turn out for some relaxed chat over a picnic and for the nergetic among us, a game of rounders that seemed to go on all afternoon.
Bristol Pride - Saturday 13 July 2019

The 10th anniversary of Bristol Pride saw a move to a new venue, after outgrowing Millennium Square. Durdham Downs was chosen as the new home of Pride in Bristol, allowing for an extra 10000 people to attend and returning to a more green field festival feel to the day. We've been the opening act at every Bristol Pride, but this year, due to the change of venue there were concerns over whether we could march in the parade and get to the Downs in time to perform at 12.30; so we asked to be placed second on the bill, giving us an extra 30 minutes. This was easily the biggest, loudest, most colourful and most well attended Pride festival the south west has ever seen. Daryn Carter, who has organised each event since 2009, announced at the end of the festival that he is stepping down as CEO of the Bristol Pride charity and will hand over the reins to someone new to lead us in to the next decade of Prides. he will be sorely missed and deserves huge thanks for all the hard work he and his team of volunteers have put into organising such a fantastic series of events, which grew bigger and more ambitious each year. We hope the new organisers still want us involved, because we consider Pride to be one of the most important dates in our calendar. Once again, the photos in this album are a combination of images posted by ourselves on social media and some from photographers who very kindly sent us their work. So a massive thanks, once again, to Steven and Bhagesh and also Vonalina (
Sing Out For Bristol Pride - Wednesday 3 July 2019

Our first ever Pride Fundraiser,,, and what a night! Another night of extraordinary audience reaction, saw us host an evening of song to raise money for Bristol Pride, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Our very own Francis Strange, from the bass section, opened up proceedings playing his trademark accompaniment to some silent movie clips on the big screen, while the audience took their seats.  Little Sing Out then took the stage, performing three songs, including Life Lived Well, written by our assistant MD, Lindsey Williams.  We kept the Sing Out theme going, with Bashema, also from the bass section, who performed one of her own songs and a medley of Pride themed songs (look out for a repeat perf0rmance on the Diva Stage at Bristol Pride). The first act closed with our guests The Great Sea Choir, whose amazing tight harmonies thrilled the audience.  Following the interval, and another rendition from Francis, our second guests Airbus Filton Choir wowed the audience with a selection of classic tunes, including an emotional Hallelujah and a wonderful version of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  While Airbus were on stage, we were in the warm up room, preparing to take to the stage.  We closed the evening with a selection of songs from our Icons concert, as well as an old favourite, Christina Aguilera's Beautiful, which seemed most appropriate for the evening. In between acts, a number of guest speakers from Sing Out Bristol took the stage to describe what Pride means to them.  Our thanks go to  Soprano, Suzanne Doyle, along with Michael O'Callaghan and Matt Crocker from the bass section, who all moved the audience with their emotional stories.   The finalé/encore featured all three choirs on stage to perform our unofficial Pride anthem, Colour My World.  A fantastic evening, attended by representatives from Bristol Pride and the Lord Mayor and a very enthusiiastic audience.  Hopefully, this won't be the last time we host a Pride Fundraiser. Our grateful thanks go to BHAGESH SACHANIA PHOTOGRAPHY and once again, STEVEN ELVINS.
ICONS After Parties and Socials - 2019

After the Saturday concerts, we had a relaxing after party in the new bar of St Georges on a beautiful warm evening, which allowed us to spill out to the patio area. Some of the more hardier among us, then headed to The Queenshilling for a boogie. Then on the Sunday, a group of us met up on the boat restaurant 'Under The Stars' for brunch. But we didn't stop there. In what we hope will now become tradition, the normal Tuesday rehearsal, following the concert was cancelled in favour of yet another social, at Brewers Fayre in Lewins Mead, where we chatted about our favourite aspects of the concert. Thanks to all the contributors from Facebook and to our official photographer, Nathan Russ for the Queenshilling branded images.
ICONS Concert 2 - Saturday 1 June 2019

The second night of our ICONS concerts at St Georges, another sellout and possibly the best audience reaction we've ever seen, What a great night. Thanks all the photographers who contributed images to this album, via Facebook, Instagram or direct. Special thanks to Steven Elvins (the son of one of our members) who took some great images for us. You can see more of Steven's work on his Instagram account @elvins.steven. Also featured here are the watermarked images from our official photographer, Nathan Russ.
ICONS Concert 1 - Friday 31 May 2019

The first of two nights at St Georges for our 2019 annual concerts, ICONS. Although not quite a sellout, this was an amzing, enthusiastic audience. Thanks for your support. These photos include the tech rehearsal in the afternoon.
Ten Pin Bowling - Friday 22 March 2019

Two separate battles on the night, with the sopranos facing the altos while the tenors took on the basses. The sopranos and basses were successful on the night, with Emma Beeston and Rónán (is there anything this man can't do!) taking the top scores of the evening (255 and 251 respectively, from two games).
January Social 2019

A pleasant evening spent in The Lounge, Bedminster on the last day of January. Snow came down heavily while we were inside, which may have put a few people off attending. Nevertheless, 25 of us enjoyed a natter over a couple of drinks. Our thanks go to Danny Champken for arranging the venue and supplying everyone with a free soft drink. Thanks also to Danny and Stephen Santouris for the photos.
World AIDS Day 2018 Evening

Our second performance of the day, saw us in the Watershed taking part in Brigstowe's celebration evening to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day 2018 Afternoon

Our second event in two years, collecting for the National AIDS Trust. This year we moved to Cabot Circus, with a larger choir contingent resulting in a much improved collection, as we ultimately raised just short of £200 for the NAT.
Annual Picnic and Murder Mystery Trail - BH Monday 27 August 2018

A grand day out, in Bristol for our late summer social, a picnic in Queen Square, incorporating a Murder Mystery Trail around the Harbourside, taking in 7 of the Gromit Unleashed sculptures.
Bristol Pride - Saturday 13 July 2018

Our 9th appearance in a row at Bristol Pride, saw us, once again open the ever growing event that reached capacity while we were on stage. A beautiful sunny day saw thousands enjoying the acts on the main stage, headlined by Alexandra Burke, and other stages, as well as the community tent, where we had our usual stall, hosted by choir members, during the afternoon. Thanks to all the photographers who shared their snaps on Facebook, as well as others reproduced with kind permission of Abigail Smith and Bhagesh Sachania.
Premiere of 'X-10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol' film - Sunday 24 June 2018

Our first ever movie premiere. Everyman Cinema, managed by our own Darren Armstrong, kindly allowed us to show our first professionally produced video, in a special late night screening on Sunday June 24th, 2018. The movie is now available to buy in DVD or HD Download, from the Merchandise page.
Great Brunel Buskathon - Tuesday 27 June 2018

For the second year running, we supported Southmead Hospital's charity event by performing in the hospital atrium, previewing our forthcoming Pride set, including the first performance of 'This Is Me'. Thanks to Nigel Jones and Guy Keith-Miller for the photos and Southmead Hospital for the Facebook Live video. A few of us went to the pub for some well earned refreshment after the event.
Various Voices Munich - May 2018

Our 3rd visit to the Various Voices festival, took us to Munich, where we joined 91 other choirs and took over Munich for the week. This was the 14th VV festival. The 15th will be held in Bologna, Italy, in 2022.
X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol After Party

Thanks to the Queenshilling for stepping in to host our after party, at short notice.
X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol (Show Two) - Saturday 14 April 2018

The second of two nights to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
X - 10 Years Of Sing Out Bristol (Show One) - Friday 13 April 2018

The first of two nights to celebrate our 10th Anniversary
Choralography Workshop 2018

Rearranged after the snow prevented us practising as originally planned.
World AIDS Day Fundraiser 2017

A performance at Temple Meads to help raise money for the National AIDS Trust
World AIDS Day Vigil

THT/Brigstowe vigil at St James Priory
Hand In Hand - Manchester - Saturday 19 August 2017

The 3rd hand In Hand Festival took place in Manchester in August 2017. We performed for approximately 25 minutes on Saturday August 19th at 7pm, in the Royal Northern Collge Of Music Theatre
THT Cabaret Evening 2017

To coincide with this year's Bristol Harbour Festival, the Terrence Higgins Trust held a fundraiser cabaret evening in The Watershed Arts Centre and invited us to take part.   We performed five songs from our recent Fifty Shades of Gay concert as well as the new song we had recently learned for Bristol Pride (Something Inside So Strong), to an enthusiastic audience.
Bristol Pride 2017

Official photos and more from out involvement in Pride Day, including the parade, the performance and the festival. Saturday July 8th 2017
50 Shades Of Gay - April 2017

Official photos, and others from our 2017 annual concert at St Georges, including the after party. April 22nd 2017
Ronald Mcdonald House Fundraiser 2016

We performed as part of a full day of performances from local groups in Cabot Circus to raise funds for Ronald Mcdonald House children's charity. We followed this with an impromptu social in The Phoenix and later a few hardy sould made it to The Queenshilling.
World AIDS Day Performance 2016

Our annual commemoration performance for World AIDS Day at our rehearsal venue, Broadmead Baptist Church.
Vigil for Orlando 2016

Two days after the appalling massacre of 49 innocent party goers at the Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, Florida, we performed at a vigil on College Green, attended by thousands of Bristolians
Let's Go To The Movies 2016

Our annual concert in 2016 saw us return to our spritual home at St Georges. The theme, this year was the cinema, with all our songs coming from movies. We opened with our interpretation of the classic Pearl & Dean theme, which cinema goers of all ages will recognise as being an introduction to their evening's viewing, at every cinema visit. This performance was also memorable for our cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars, coming so soon after the sad passing of the iconic bisexual singer-songwriter.
World AIDS Day Performance & Annual Quiz Night 2015

We were invited to perform at the now annual Brigstowe/THT World AIDS Day celebration event, this year held in Armada House, off Baldwin Street. After the event, we relocated to the Queenshilling for our annual quiz night, this year won by the Altos. Thanks to Michael Reynolds for the photos and video clips
Song Raids 2010 - 2015

Bristol Festival Song annual festival held each October. Song Raids held around the Harbourside area.
Bristol Pride 2015

Another Bristol Pride, in Castle Park, with the march starting from Queens Square, led by members of the LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners). Their inspirational story was featured in the film PRIDE. We again opened on the main stage, later graced by Bucks Fizz and Heather Small (from M People).
Elemental Concert - April 2014

Our last concert (for now) at The Victoria Rooms, in Bristol, saw a theme of 'The Elements'. We produced four promotional posters, one for each of nature's elements, earth, air, fire and water. #ThePowerOfSong
Totnes Pride 2013

We were invited to sing at the beautiful Devon town of Totnes for their first ever Pride celebration. We ended up performing three times - a scheduled mini-concert outdoor performance, a one-off flash-mob performance of Hey Big Spender and an indoor mini-concert. The day also gave us an opportunity to explore the town and spend some time enjoying the hospitality of the locals. We even hired a mini-bus to transport us there and back. Thanks to Andy Thomas for the majority of these images.
Swindon Pride 2013

Our latest visit to Swindon Pride, involved another coach to our Wiltshire neighbours. We performed twice; opening the event on the main stage and then again a few hours later in the community tent.
Bristol Pride 2013

Back to Castle Park,after a one-off visit to College Green in 2012.
5th Birthday Concert - Our Favourite Things - 29 June 2013

To celebrate our fifth year as a choir, this year's concert theme was 'our favourite things'.  the set list consisted largely of songs we had performed during the previous 5 years introduced by a new medley from The Sound Of Music. Photos courtesy of Matthew Bolton
Revealing Stories Launch 2013

As part of LGBT History Month, Brstol Out Stories launched their month long Revealing Stories exhibition at The M Shed and we were invited to perform at the opening ceremony, hosted by Bristol's Lord Mayor, Peter Main. Out Stories was set up by ex choir member Andy Foyle and this exhibition featured stories and photographs from Bristol LGBT residents about their experiences and comin out stories, some of whom were members of the choir.
The Old Vic - 27 September 2011

three numbers Perfect day + Sway + Hey Big Spender
Glamour Concert - 19 February 2011

We gave a glittering performance when we chose Glamour as our theme for the concert in 2011.
Summer Concert 2010

We returned to the Anson Rooms for our summer concert, this time with our first guest choir, The Stepford Singers.
Autumn Concert 2009

Our first major concert, followed by an after party in the adjacent bar
Spring Recital 2009

Our first public performance at Circomedia, St Pauls
Various Voices London - 2009

Our first international festival, in London

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