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50 Years of Change

GBP 9.00 - GBP 11.00

Date

Jul 30 2017 18:00 - 20:00

Description

Let The Sunday Boys take you on a journey through 50 Years of Change and beyond.

On their first solo concert of singing and celebration, they reflect on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and challenge existing prejudices.

With original composition from Phillip Venables, Anna Appleby, Alfie Austin (Husk) and other professional composers, classical repertoire from Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc, and arrangements of hits from the Scissor Sisters, John Grant and Anthony and the Johnsons (to name a few), this is sure to be a concert like no other.

The Sunday Boys are Manchester’s male voice sensation, an inclusive male choir with a majority gay identifying membership.


Information about the Venue and facilities.

Parking

There is no parking at the venue and limited on street parking in the nearby area which is chargeable even on a Sunday until 8pm.

Here's an interactive parking map to help you find the right space for you

Transport

You will find the nearest tram stop is Piccadilly Gardens and a short 10 minute walk up to the top of Newton Street and over Great Ancoats Street.

Doors Open & the Bar.

We are opening the venue at 5:15, where our bar serving beer, red and white wines will be open (and also in the 20 minute interval in the middle of the gig) we will also be selling a range of mementos of the day, including limited edition Sunday Boys 50 Years of change mugs, specially commissioned programmes, and posters of the gig.

All items are subject to availability and we accept cash or cards on our bar and for merchandise.

All profits from the bar and merchandise will go toward supporting our next projects to improve our singing and bring that to more people - which are already in the pipeline.

Fabulous and impactful.

We want to really mark the occassion the gig is centred around and also create exciting new work that has impact. As part of this we have commissioned a work that brings to our attention the work still to be done for everyone to be accepted for who they are.

Please be aware that an element of tomorrow night's performance features a dramatic performance. Delivered within the context of the CAKE (Ubi Caritas)piece this will include the reading of verbatim Social Media comments which contain profanity and hate speech and therefore could be difficult listening for some.


50 Years of Change is supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

Organiser

The Sunday Boys was started by Michael Betteridge in January 2016 to give Manchester LGBTQ+ low voices in the city to socialise and learn to sing.

The Sunday Boys is open to any one that has a low voice and wants to sing in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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