Who we are
The Brisbane Pride Choir formed as the Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir, in 1998. We weren’t a choir at the start but just a group of people who came together for a series of singing workshops funded by a Brisbane City Council grant. The fire was lit with those workshops and just a few months later we performed at the annual Pride Fair Day.
The Choir is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer-friendly people who come together to sing. We think it’s important to perform in and for our local community.
Through our performances, we share with audiences the great value of a diverse, inclusive and accepting society. At events in Brisbane and throughout Queensland we have often connected with people struggling with their own sexuality or identity. As a community choir, it’s a great feeling for us to know that our performances matter.
We are an SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir and sing a range of songs and musical styles, including traditional, contemporary and original music. A large part of our repertoire is sung a cappella.
We aim to entertain audiences in the LGBTIQ+ community as well as audiences in the wider Brisbane, national and international community.
President: Kelly Houston
Vice President: Tenille Flower
Secretary: Chris Bedford
Treasurer: Kyle Manning
Music Librarian: Julia Geljon & Chris McIvor
Soprano Leader: Vacant
Alto Leader: Lynne Penman
Tenor Leader: Tim Matthies & Chris Bonnily
Bass Leader: Warren Pears
Young Pride Representative: Ian Ridgway
Gig Coordinator: Kelley Dunk
Music Director: Elliot Rentoul
Piano Acompanist: Peter Ridgway