Fabulous Spring Term Performance


Soul of the City Choir not only blew the audience away at both our end of year Spring performances – we also raised an impressive total amount for our chosen charities!

In Hassocks we raised £201 and were singing for “Sing For Better Health” and in Brighton it was £372.02 for “Extra Time

We are very lucky to have such generous and supportive audiences and thank you to both choirs for giving SUCH an uplifting performance! A true testament to our incredible hard work over the 12 week terms, we should be very proud.

And a little treat for you all – here is the camera work of one of our Brighton audience members – “We Found Love” filmed at the Clarendon Centre..



New Term Dates and Free Tasters


Our Spring Concerts are just around the corner and we are so excited!

Soon after the choir will be open to new members again and we can’t wait to start all over again and meet some new soulful singers.

Brighton Choir will be starting back on Tuesday 22nd April, and we will be running tasters on the 22nd, 29th April and 6th May.

Hassocks Choir will be starting back on Wednesday 23rd April and there will be tasters on the 23rd, 30th April and 7th May.

We can’t wait!



All Male or All Female choirs?


At Soul of the City Choir we’re proud to be a mixed choir. But the trend for all male or all female choirs is definitely booming, with acts like Only Men Aloud.

Here are two famous examples:


Which do you prefer? (not that it should be a competition)

Or maybe you think they should both just mix it up a bit!


Drinking Water


Vanessa always tells you how important it is to drink water for your singing voice, here’s a good article that explains why!

Calculate how much water you need to drink with this handy tool.

Even pros like Adele can over work their voice, so its a good idea to take care of it when singing in a choir.

Happy singing!


Get ready for our September term!


It is official our new term is nearly here! Brighton Choir starts back on Tuesday 17th September and Hassocks starts on Wednesday 18th September.  Singing is definitely one of the best ways to shake off any back to work blues so get those vocal chords ready!

Here’s some inspiration, if you thought our vocal warm ups were strange check out these guys :

Spring Concerts – One down, one to go!


We had the most amazing time at The Hub this Saturday! The Hassocks choir sang beautifully to a packed out venue. Thank you to all the choir members for their hard work. It definitely paid off!

We are so excited for the Brighton choir’s gig this Saturday 6th April at St Mary’s church. Doors open at 7pm. Get ready to be blown away by a fun set list and hundreds of amazing voices! You can buy tickets by clicking the link below:


New Term Starting January – A fantastic Christmas gift!


Singing is amazing, especially to ward away wintery January blues, why not join us for our next term?

We offer 1 free taster session to every new member!

The teaching style is friendly and fun, there are no requirements to read music, no auditions and you’ll be given all you parts and lyrics so you can just let go and sing.

We think that everyone can sing and complete beginners, shower singers and pros are all welcome!

We now offer gift vouchers of different values, so for the people in your life who just love to use their vocal chords whether it be in the shower, along to karaoke, blasting it out with SingStar or at an open mic night, why not treat them to a term with Soul of the City? Please contact us at soulofthecitychoir@live.com for further details. Vanessa, our choir leader, also offers private vocal tuition for those who want to take their singing further.

Brighton choir will be singing again from Tuesday the 8th January and Hassocks will be singing again from Wednesday 9th January.  The first couple of sessions of the term will be open for new members to try as tasters, please contact us to book your place on a taster or in the choir or for more information.

If you’d like to see the choir in action come along to one of our Christmas charity gigs, they’re always fantastic fun (see previous blog post for all the details).

Sing with you soon!

Christmas Concerts – Put some sparkle into the season!


The Soul of the City Choirs are singing again to put some sparkle into the season, we are so excited!

Join us for 2 fantastic evenings jam packed with pop, soul and gospel classics in 3 and 4 part harmony
from Stevie Wonder, to Snow Patrol and much more in-between.

This is a great opportunity to see what the choirs have been up to for the last 12 weeks, Christmas concerts not to be missed, and a brilliant way of raising money for local charities!

£5 / £4 Concs.

Online: https://www.brightonticketshop.com (go to festival series, select Soul of the City – then the show)

Over the phone: Contact Brighton Ticket Office – (01273) 709 709

In person from the Brighton Dome Ticket Office: New Road Brighton
Our tickets sell out fast so don’t miss out!

Brighton Choir

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade Brighton – Saturday 15th December – 2 shows

6pm (doors at 5.30pm)

8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

 All profits going to support the brilliant local charity  – Esteem

Hassocks Choir

Downlands School Hall, Dale Avenue, Hassocks – Sunday 16th December – 2 shows

6pm (doors at 5.30pm)

8pm (doors at 7.30pm)

 All profits going to support the fantastic local charities
RDA at Ditchling Common Stud & Macmillan Cancer Support

 We can’t wait to see you there!

If you’ve never experienced the amazing feeling of singing in a choir why not try a free taster?

We always welcome new members at the start of each term!

Our next term starts on Tuesday 8th January in Brighton and Wednesday 9th January in Hassocks.

If you fancy a sing and would like further details of our taster sessions and terms, please get in touch by emailing us at  soulofthecitychoir@live.com

Look forward to singing with you!

Soul of the City in the News!


Today the Argus has put a little snippet about us in the paper- have a look!

Also, tomorrow Vanessa will be at the local BBC radio station talking about our lovely choir and the Summer Concert – if you want to catch the show it’ll be on bright and breezy sometime between 8.30 and 8.50 on 95.3fm or if that doesn’t work 104.5fm.

How exciting is that!

A little flavour of this evening…


Hi all,

Not long to go now, just enough time to put this track up in anticipation! Really looking forward to tonight’s show, see you all there!

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tina turner – proud mary – click here