With summer coming slowly to an end that can only mean one thing…a new term and a new year for the choir!
We had such an incredibly busy and exciting summer that it hardly feels like we’ve had a break at all. It started with our fruit themed summer concert (thank you to all of you that came!), which was followed very quickly by us working with filmmakers Jesson Hill on a very secret but very exciting project that we will let you know about soon. This was then topped off by the choir going to sing in Cardiff as a part of Hand in Hand 2019 (a nationwide festival that celebrate LGBTQ+ choirs up and down the country).
However, that’s all behind us now, and September is actually the time of year that Gay Abandon members love best – getting back into rehearsals, meeting old friends, making new ones. We can’t wait to kick the new term, and the new year, off, and we’re excited to see what’s in store!
On Saturday, 29th July 2017, Gay Abandon took part in the “I Feel Love” concert at Hull City Hall, organised by the wonderful folks at BBC Radio 2.
The concert was the culmination of a week of events, celebrating 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, organised by the Capital of Culture organisers (hull2017.co.uk).
The concert was live on the BBC Red Button and BBC Radio 2 on Saturday night. It is now available on iPlayer until 28th August, so check it out! I’m sure you’ll agree that we had a blast!
And click here, to hear Scott Mills chatting to Sara Cox about the event!
We had a fabulous time taking part in the ‘Over The Top’ event, as part of #LGBTHM15. It was great to see so many members of the community joining together to celebrate. We’re glad to hear that there will be another event next year and are already planning ahead!
It is hard to believe that it is a year since our mustachioed and much loved bass, Henry Tickner, left this world. We shall be joining with his friends and family, to remember ‘Our Henry’, at a memorial concert on the 31st January. Please join us to celebrate the life of Henry Tickner.
Saturday 31st January 2015
at 19:30 at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Gay Abandon spent the weekend in Kettlewell rehearsing for our ‘Idols and Icons’ concert. Dance moves were perfected and notes polished. We even got to spend some quality time with each other! Don’t forget to buy your ticket to the concert on the 15th November so that you see the fruits of our labours.