5TH FESTIVAL 1989 "SINGING THE BLUES AWAY" LONDON

May 11 - 14, 1989

5TH FESTIVAL 1989 "SINGING THE BLUES AWAY" LONDON

13 Choirs from 5 Countries

PINK SINGERS

We called the festival ‘Singing the Blues Away’, which of course implied fighting the Conversative (‘blue’) government’s plans to silence the LGBT community. The festival ended with a big benefit concert for the Terrence Higgins Trust at Sadler’s Wells, where Michael Cashman first announced the formation of a gay lobbying group called Stonewall. My favourite memories of that night are the massed choir of 500 voices singing Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again and Gordon Kaye of TV’s “‘Allo ‘Allo” making his first public appearance after being outed by the Sunday newspapers.

DIE MAINSIRENEN

DIE TRIVIATAS

HOMOPHON

LES CARAMELS FOUS

MÄNNER-MINNE

MERRY-O-NETS

NEUER BERLINER DAMENCHOR

NOOT ANN DE MAN

PINK SINGERS

PRE-MADONNAS

SAPPHO AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

SCHOLA CANTAROSA

STOCKHOLM'S GAY KÖR