Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: Putting On The Glitz
The Chorus certainly know how to put on a show and this was a super slick and glitzy occasion that proved why they are so popular. But for me the glitz is second to their musicality and right now they are performing at a very high standard indeed. There is a disciplined precision to their singing that shines. Their arrangements are good, their performance skills and presentation precise, tuning and timing on the whole excellent and my word they have some great soloists. They choose their material well too and deliver it with class, in fact they are so good at what they do that I want to hear them stretch themselves just that little bit further. I understand their popular programme choices, but when a choir gets this good I want to hear them tackle something even tougher, something from the great canon of classical choral works perhaps? That’s me being picky I know, but hearing the full power of the chorus rising to a peak that matches any male voice ensemble or dropping to a pure musical whisper that The Sixteen would be proud to achieve – well that I would love to see used more. All in all though a full on five star evening of fun and great music.
Theatre Royal Brighton, 30 November 2014