Solent Gay Men's Chorus

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Solent Gay Men's Chorus!

Well, what a busy year 2019 was! We kicked off our year off with Hampshire Pride all the way back in February, singing outside The Great Hall in Winchester. This coincided with starting the rehearsals for our Summer Concert and all of the other Pride events happening across the year.

Our Summer Gig - Thank You For The Music - kicked off our extra-busy Summer early in July, celebrating music from ABBA, Queen, Heather Small and many others. Later in July was Isle of Wight Pride, which whilst suffering from some difficulties this year was still a really fun, positive event that we were very happy to support.

August saw us head to Cardiff for the Hand in Hand Festival, which was certainly one of the highlights of the year. So many wonderful LGBT choirs descending on one city for a busy weekend of workshops, performances, and much socialising. The atmosphere was so uplifting and so supportive - even when simply bumping into other choirs in the street and exchanging positive comments, and we're already looking forward to Hand in Hand Festival in Newcastle in 2021. That was followed only five days later with a busy Southampton Pride, performing both outside of Southampton Central station to a great, supportive crowd, and also on the acoustic stage.

September brought us Eastleigh Pride which was as a great a day as it has been over the past few years. We're really happy and proud to support some of these newer Pride events, and look forward to the possibility of some new ones in the new decade!

With Summer over, we started work on our Christmas sets, with performances in December for World AIDS Day at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, followed by performing for St. Cuthbert's Church for their Christmas Tree Festival, both in aid of some causes that are very important to the choir.

That's not even close to everything we've done this year, and we're looking forward to some very special events coming in 2020. Thank you so much to everybody who has some come to see us or supported us in any way in 2019 - and throughout all of the decade of SGMC's inception, and we look forward to performing for you all again in 2020 and beyond!