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Gala Concert

17 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an unforgettable Saturday night gala concert on 17th August, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. This spectacular event will be presented in two halves, with a short interval in between, offering you a perfect opportunity to enjoy a refreshing break.

Prepare to be dazzled by performances from Bristol Trans Singers, Bristol EnharmoniQ, Bristol Gay Men’s Chorus, and Sing Out Bristol. Adding to the magic, we are thrilled to welcome South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus, who hosted Hand in Hand in 2019, Northern Proud Voices, who were set to host in 2021 before the pandemic intervened, and Sing Out Brussels, the hosts of Various Voices in 2026.

The evening will also feature the Scratch Choir, formed specifically for Hand in Hand Festival, as well as the presentation of the Brian Kennedy Awards, honouring longevity within the LGBTQ+ choir community. These prestigious awards recognise individuals for their dedicated participation in LGBTQ+ choirs, celebrating milestones of 10, 20, and 30 years.

The event will be hosted by Dan Cragg from Bristol Gay Men’s Chorus and Sandra Meadows, a board member of Bristol Music Trust, which oversees Bristol Beacon. And that’s not all – there might even be some surprise performances adding an extra spark to the evening. This gala concert is a celebration of community, diversity, and the joy of singing together. We can’t wait to share this uplifting and inspiring evening with you!


17 August
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Beacon Hall
(1) First floor