Heroes celebrated during the evening include pop icons David Bowie and Pet Shop Boys, activists Harvey Milk and Peter Tatchell and those who campaigned for civil partnerships and equal marriage. Repertoire featured in the show ranges from hit songs by Take That and Erasure to choral works by Mendelssohn as well as several spectacularly choreographed numbers, including a "Drag Diva" medley, celebrating the drag queens who threw the first punch at the Stonewall riots. The heroes featured in the performance have all been nominated by members of the 200 strong chorus.
John D Carrion, Chair of the London Gay Men's Chorus says, "HEROES celebrates the people that give us hope in our daily lives and the extraordinary feats of human beings. Whether your hero is a politician, a religious figure, a family member or someone in between, our show pays musical homage to those who inspire us."
Simon Sharp, Artistic Director of the London Gay Men's Chorus says, "The programme is a wonderful compilation of music that really celebrates heroism in its many forms. From the sublime to the majestic, the everyday to the truly extraordinary, songs by Noel Coward, David Bowie and Andy Bell - to name a few - reflect the significant impact that such icons continue to have in our society."