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  • Jamie and James's Wedding
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 20 Oct 2018
    Jamie and James's Wedding
    A massive congratulations to Jamie, one of our members, and James on their wedding last Saturday! It was a joy to sing at their wedding! We wish them lots of love and happiness!
  • Albert and Matt's Wedding
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018
    Albert and Matt's Wedding

    A massive congratulations to Albert and Matt, who met in Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus, on their wedding on Saturday the 22nd of September! It was an absolute joy to sing and celebrate with them! We wish them lots of love and happiness!
  • EGMC at the Edinburgh Castle
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018
    EGMC at the Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus were delighted to sing in the Edinburgh Castle for the Scottish Law Society on Friday the 21st of September. 

    With a standing ovation at the end we hope it was the first of many performances at the Edinburgh Castle!

  • EGMC at Pride 2018
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 16 Jun 2018
    EGMC at Pride 2018

    Pride is still an important protest for LGBT+ rights here and around the world. Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus were proud to take part in the march singing some of our favourite anthems.

    We were also really proud to be invited to sing on the main stage at Edinburgh Pride and we hope to be back next year!

  • Various Voices 2018!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018
    Various Voices 2018!

    Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus flew to Munich for Various Voices 2018, the European LGBTI* Choir Festival.

    We sang some of our favourite songs on the Carl-Orff Saal at the Gasteig and later on sang on Lake Starnberg during the Boat Party!

    A whole week of hearing LGBT+ choirs fabulous arrangements, making new friends and showing off our kilts, we're already looking forward to the next Various Voices!

  • The Rainbow Assembly
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 28 Apr 2018
    The Rainbow Assembly
    For the first time in history Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus and Loud and Proud came together for a joint concert, The Rainbow Assembly!

    We were trying to raise funds for our forthcoming trip to Munich, our sister city, to take part in Various Voices, the Europe-wide LGBT+ choir festival.  We came together in song, celebrating the LGBT+ creative community and started our musical journey to Germany. We had a wonderful audience and it was a night we will never forget.
     
  • EGMC sings for the HotScots
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 16 Dec 2017
    EGMC sings for the HotScots
    The Hotscots, Scotland's first LGBT+ football team celebrated their tenth anniversary at the Edinburgh City Chambers with a reception hosted by the Lord Provest. The boys of EGMC were excited to be invited along to help them celebrate! We wish them all the best and perhaps we'll have a joint event for our 20th anniversaries in ten years time!
  • EGMC 10th Anniversary Concert!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 2 Dec 2017
    EGMC 10th Anniversary Concert!
    Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus turned ten in style with a packed matinee and a sold out evening performance! With many of our favourite songs over the last ten years and a special vinyl to thank our Music Director, James Wilkinson, for everything he has done it was a superb night.

    "Loved your matinee performance, it was so strong, humorous and emotional."

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    Amazing show had such a great time as usual. Can’t wait for the next one."

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    I've been with you since the first concert and this concert was fantastic. Highlights for me included the Maria medley and Stuart's beautifully moving rendition of Somewhere. Congratulations all"

    Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the last ten years!
  • EGMC Time Concert
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 1 Jul 2017
    EGMC Time Concert
    For the first time in EGMC history we performed a matinee and an evening performance of Time, our summer concert! With a good audience at our matinee and a full house at our evening show we sang about minutes, hours, days, and seasons. We even surprised the audience with the time warp, complete with dancers in costume and a pair of gold hot pants!

    "You guys were amazing last night with a great selection of song!"

    "Twas a fantastic show last night, one of the best."
  • EGMC sings for the Scotland Office
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017
    EGMC sings for the Scotland Office

    As part of LGBT+ History Month the Secretary of State for Scotland hosted an LGBT+ reception to celebrate leaders in the LGBT+ community, celebrate diversity and tackle prejudice. Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus were proud to sing at the event to celebrate the work that has been done by LGBT+ organisations.

    The event too place the day before ‘Purple Friday’, a day for people across Scotland to show their support for the LGBT community and stand together for equality.

    The event was filled with representatives from the TIE Campaign, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall Scotland, MSPs and other organisations.

  • Love is Love
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 3 Dec 2016
    Love is Love

    Celbrating LGBT+ love the Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus performed our sell out concert, Love is Love, on Saturday the 3rd of December 2016!

    With a mix of everything from A Chorus Line to Kelly Clarkson to ABBA we loved singing to our audience! The fantastic South Wales Gay Men's Chorus joined us for this concert and wowed the audience with their performances. We finished the concert with a joint performance of The Greatest Love of All because if you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love yourself!

    We were also proud to support Red Dot Radio at this concert and the coming year and we raised £440.08 for them!

  • Songlines EIF
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 21 Aug 2016
    Songlines EIF

    This year the Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus performed in the Edinburgh International Festival for the very first time! Songlines was a city-wide event that took place on the 21st of August and was a part of the Edinburgh International Festival. It was inviting everyone to take part in a unique celebration of singing. It was inspired by the indigenous Australian ancestral tradition of passing on ancient sacred stories as large song cycles that preserve the living link between land and people. The audiences gave us a lot of positive feedback and it was a fantastic day for everyone involved.

    EGMC were very excited to perform in the Edinburgh International Festival and hope we can do it again!

  • A Night at the Movies
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 2 Jul 2016
    A Night at the Movies

    The Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus celebrated cinema to a sold our audience at the Church Hill Theatre on Saturday the 2nd of July!

    We took the audience on a journey with Doris Day and Calamity Jane, the power ballads of the 80's, a Disney medley and just enough jokes to make sure we were rated PG - Pretty great! We were also proud to support Age Scotland at this concert and we raised over £200 for them!

    We can't wait to see you again! Keep an eye out for details of our next concert where we will be serenading you with love songs. Our next concert will be on Saturday December 3rd!

  • Street of Light
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2015
    Street of Light
    The Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus were invited to record songs as a part of the Virgin Money Street of Light, which ran from the 30th of November to December 24th. Along with our three other choirs our music was heard by over 250,000 people! We may need a bigger venue for our concerts!

    In response to this many people have gotten in touch with us about joining the choir. If you are interested in joining us please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you! Please go to our contact us section of the website to speak to us.
  • Senses Concert
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 28 Nov 2015
    Senses Concert
    The Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus sang about the senses to a packed house at the Churchill Theatre!

    ?We were so excited to see so many people, touch them with our music and hear how much they enjoyed it!

    We hope you will join us for our next concert in July 2016!
  • Church Hill Theatre 50th Anniversary
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 25 Sep 2015
    Church Hill Theatre 50th Anniversary

    On 16th September EGMC secured quite a coup when we were invited to perform at the Church Hill Theatre to commemorate 50 years of the Morningside venue’s central role as a performance space for the city’s amateur and local performing arts groups.

    Inaugurated on 25th September 1965, the former Morningside United Church was purchased by the then Edinburgh Corporation and throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s was host to Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows as well as home to local community arts.

    EGMC has made the Church Hill Theatre their home for the past four years and regaled the invited audience not from the stage but from the bar! Guests included local city councillors, venue staff and management and representatives from many of the amateur companies representing song, drama, musical theatre, opera and dance.

  • EGMC's America
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 4 Jul 2015
    EGMC's America
    EGMC sang to a sell out crowd at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh for their Independence Day celebration with songs from around the USA Saturday 4 July 2015
  • EGMC in their Element!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 1 Dec 2014
    EGMC in their Element!
    Our men did us proud once again at the Church HIll Theatre, Edinburgh on Saturday. Singing a new programme of songs inspired by the Earth elements, earth, fire, wind and water, our audience felt the earth move under their feet, fought fire with fire, cried themselves a river and needed nothing more than the air that they breathe for a great night's entertainment. As ever, Musical Director James Wilkinson was at the helm, guiding us through the troubled waters of some innovative and challenging arrangements with trusty acommpanist Ann on keys.

    Our newcomer-MC Duncan carried us along at a fair old pace through the 15-song set including old favourites like 
    Ol' Man River and The Wind Beneath My Wings led by Gareth. Brian gave us a sophisticated rendition of Cry Me A River, while Seamus took us Nightswimming. Garry led us gently through Eternal Flame after a rousing mash-up of Great Ball Of Fire / Ring Of Fire. 
  • Heaven and Hell
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 5 Jul 2014
    Heaven and Hell
    The men of Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus played to a packed house at the Church Hill Theatre on Saturday 5 July for their latest concert, Heaven & Hell. Thanks to everyone who came to support us and for giving generously to the bucket shakers for Red Dot Radio.
  • What's in a Name?
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013
    What's in a Name?
    Our men performed to a packed house tonight for sixth winter concert What's In A Name at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh. Comprising modern hits, old favourites and of course a show tune or two, EGMC celebrated the names of those loved, lost or loathed; from Abba to Blondie, Donald to Valerie. The concert supported Waverley Care; Scotland’s leading charity for the care and support of people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.
  • Manatomy!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
    Manatomy!
    Voices chiming and feet stomping, EGMC set hands clapping at Edinburgh's Church Hill Theatre tonight for their latest concert, Manatomy: The Anatomy of Love Through Song. Featuring a fun and ocassionally risk√© repertoire of songs featuring body parts, tonight's performance represents Edinburgh Gay Men's Chrous' sixth successful summer show. Supporting Waverley Care, Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, our audience gave generously to their bucket-shakers. Crowds gathered at Loopy Lorna's for their excellent after-show refreshments and to meet the members of the Chorus.