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UK celebrities back Brighton Gay Men's Chorus

Top UK stars send messages of support to gay choir's charity event
TV personality Anneka Rice has recorded a message of support for Brighton Gay Men's Chorus.

Celebrities have spoken out in support of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus ahead of a major festival appearance.

The Guilty Treasures show opens at Brighton’s coveted fringe festival this weekend in the seaside city on England's south coast.

Welsh pop star Duffy recorded a message of support wishing the 65 strong chorus good luck singing a version of her hit song Mercy.

She was joined by R&B diva Beverly Knight who tweeted a message of support while also trying to guess what they might choose for their ultimate gay song.

UK television personality Anneka Rice announced on her BBC Radio 2 show that she would be recording a special message to be featured during their charity performance.

She will be performing a comedy homage to her hit 1980s TV program Treasure Hunt.

The chorus was established in 2005 and holds at least three main shows a year during the fringe festival, Brighton pride and at Christmas.

Their Pride 2012 concert is scheduled to take place 3 to 4 August and the Christmas show on 15 December.

Guilty Treasures will be performed at 7.30pm tomorrow in St Nicholas Church just off Dyke Road, Brighton.

Tickets cost £12 and are available via the website or on the door subject to availability. The chorus also supports a number of local charity and community events throughout the year.

Funds will be being raised during the shows for Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard and the Abandoned and Destitute Children’s Appeal Fund.

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