Singing is as good for you as yoga!


At Soul of the City Choir we know how good for you singing can be, but this new study has proven it!

Apparently singing in a group makes your hearts beat in time (how romantic!), and therefore can lower your blood pressure.

Read all about it here!

Can’t wait to hear all you hearts beating time at the rehearsal on Tuesday.

Happy singing!

Best use of a choir in Rock and Pop Songs?


BBC 6 Music had a poll recently asking what people thought the best use of a choir was in any rock or pop song. One of the most popular answers seems to be You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones, which we definitely agree is one of the best! Check out their competition HERE.  Here are some of our other top choices:

1. Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere

2. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – One for you Hassocks!

3. Quindon Tarver – When Doves Cry (Prince cover for the Romeo and Juliet Movie)

What do you reckon Soul of the City singers? Which is your favourite song that uses a choir?

The songs we’re singing!


The first week of term has been fantastic, we’re so happy to be singing again. Here are two of the great songs Brighton and Hassocks choir will be singing this term.

I’ve chosen two examples from Last Choir Standing you can see the full affect of a choir belting out these classics!

Hassocks, we’ll be singing a great version of I’ll Be There:

Brighton, we’ll be getting our groove on with the fab Try a Little Tenderness!:

I bet you can’t wait to get your teeth into these two. See you all next week for singing fun!

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 :

Great Start to Term (plus some inspiration!)


Hi everyone,

It has been a great start to term so far, the atmosphere is really buzzing! Its great to see some new faces in the choir, as well as returning members, we can tell already that you guys are going to rock! This term in Brighton we’re using the Pentatonix’s version of Somebody That I Used to Know for inspiration (check out that video here)

But we’ve also been blown away by there evolution of music video, just proves that group singing is timeless. Take a look!

We are running one more taster in Brighton tomorrow, Tuesday 7th May and one more in Hassocks on Wednesday 15th May. So if you find singing inspiring why not come along and try it for yourself!

Summer Term Singing Fun, Join Us!


We had a fantastic start to the new term last week.  After 2 brilliant concerts, we’re so excited to be singing again!!

We still have a few places left in both choirs at the moment so why not come along and join the fun!?

Many people we speak to are often nervous about giving singing a try or think that they can’t sing at all.  We say, give it a go and we’re sure you’ll love it, singing is amazing and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. The songs this term are fab, come and see!

Brighton Taster Sessions and Term Dates:
Rehearsing at St Paul’s School, St Nicholas Road, Brighton 

Free Taster Sessions: 23rd & 30th April, 7th May – 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Term: running until Tuesday 9th July
End of Term Gig : Either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th July (TBC)

Hassocks Taster Sessions and Term Dates:
Rehearsing at Downlands School, Dale Ave, Hassocks 

Free Taster Sessions: 24th April, 1st & 15th May – 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Term: running until Wednesday 17th July
End of Term Gig : Saturday 20th July

We look forward to singing with you soon!

We’ve been experiencing problems with our website so if you’d like more information or would like to book a taster, please contact us at:

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 Dates and Free Tasters


Hi everyone!

Our dates for next term are:

Brighton  - 23rd April – Tasters on 23rd, 30th and 7th May
Hassocks – 24th April – Tasters 24th, 1st May and 15th May
If you’ve never experienced the amazing feeling of singing in a choir before, why not come along?  We get together every Tuesday in Brighton and every Wednesday in Hassocks to sing brilliant pop, soul and gospel songs. The sessions are up beat and friendly, you’re bound to have a fantastic time!
Please get in touch with a general enquiry, or email if you would like to book a taster!


Soul of the City in Print


Hi everyone,

Sam, one of our regular members, has been featured with the choir in this great article from House Beautiful.  Its lovely to see the word spreading about how inspiring singing in a choir can be (especially with Soul of the City Choir!)

Take a look at the article here:

New Term – Try a free taster!


Sing in the New Year, what better way to avoid January blues!?

After super end of term shows putting some sparkle and shimmer into Christmas it’s time to sing in a new term!!

The Brighton choir will be starting on Tuesday 8th January and singing until Tuesday 26th March

The Hassocks choir will be starting on Wednesday 9th January and singing until Wednesday 27th March

If you’ve never experienced the amazing feeling of singing in a choir, come along.  I have been singing pretty much all my life and I have to say, singing is a brilliant thing to do! It makes you smile, it can make you shiver and tingle (in a good way), it builds confidence, is a great way to meet new people and if that’s not enough, it’s great fun!

We give you everything you need (lyrics, vocal parts and, if you like, music too – NB music reading is not required) just come along and enjoy!

Join us for a fantastic term of singing, contact us for further details.

See you soon!

Vanessa : )