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Classical Pride: My Beloved Man

with ViiV Healthcare & GAY TIMES

Members of the Fourth Choir singing on stage

My Beloved Man – a celebration by the Fourth Choir, London’s LGBTQ+ classical choir, of the love affair between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

Using the letters they wrote to each other, Britten and Pears tell their story in their own words – living illegally as a same-sex couple, the hardships of the War, their success and the challenges of Britten’s final years.

Their story is illuminated with music by Britten and his contemporaries as well as Britten’s beloved Purcell and Monteverdi, plus the world premiere of a Classical Pride commission by Isobel Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Emma), to a text written by a refugee relocated by one of Classical Pride’s charity partners, Rainbow Railroad.

'Tears, smiles, sublime music and the most wonderful selection of letters, passionately and respectfully delivered' – Audience reaction to My Beloved Man.

Classical Pride is non-profit, and net proceeds are donated to three important LGBTQ+ charities, Rainbow RailroadTerrence Higgins Trust and GAY TIMES' Amplifund.

Classical Pride is promoted by Ozero Arts, an arts production charity (registered charity no. 1155338) that undertakes ambitious artistic projects - conceiving, producing and raising money for bold ideas across live and recorded music.

 

£5

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Subject to availability.

Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online. 

Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.

Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please select the click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected. 

Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket. 

Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.

*Excludes £4 booking fee
The words Classical Pride in black text, with a purple full stop and a multicoloured swirl encasing the left side of the words.
ViiV Healthcare logo
The letters GT in white, against a black background.
The words Classic FM, with the F as a red lowercase f in the style of a forte dynamic marking
Black text saying HERE AT OUTERNET in capital letters, against a white background
Logo for London Symphony Orchestra
On two squares of different shades of blue are the words Supporting Terrence Higgins Trust
Rainbow Railroad logo
The word AMPLIFUND in black capital letters, against a white background
art'otel name in black text against a white background

Classical Pride with VIIV Healthcare and GAY TIMES is also generously supported by R. Martin Chavez, Lincoln Benet, David Kaskel & Chris Teano and Lord Donoughue.

Milton Court Concert Hall

Celebrate Pride with us

Don’t miss the much anticipated return of Classical Pride, our Queer 80s film season, and Soufiane Ababri's exhibition in The Curve.