Kulning

Feb17

As a community choir we know how important singing is for your happiness, health and for making friends with other people in your community. For this reason its always interesting to hear about ways that singing has been used in the past.

In parts of Scandinavia, the amazing practice of Kulning has been used for centuries to herd cattle on the mountains. You can read more about Kulning HERE

Here is an example of the hauntingly beautiful Kulning, what an amazing high range! It just goes to show that singing can be as useful as it is beautiful to listen to.

Merry Christmas from Soul of the City Choir

Dec24

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all enjoying the Christmas break. Both the Hassocks and Brighton choirs did a brilliant job at our Christmas concert, they sang beautifully to a sold out audience.

Don’t forget the Brighton choir starts back on the 7th January and Hassocks on the 8th January.

We still have spaces in the choir and we’ll be running free tasters, so if you know anyone who loves to sing pass the message on!

Taster dates: Brighton Tuesday 7th, 14th and 21st January.

Hassocks Wednesday 8th, 15th and 22nd January.

Here’s a little Youtube clip of Brighton singing Blackbird at our Christmas Concert, filmed by an audience member.

 

 

All Male or All Female choirs?

Nov11

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!

 

Shower Singing!

Nov08

We always say to people that everyone is welcome in our choir, even if you’ve only sung in the shower before.

However, this new study suggests that shower singing might actually be the best place to start when looking for musical inspiration.

Check out the report here.

So we expect you to be singing your hearts out in the shower every day to prep for the Christmas Concert, perhaps a little air guitar would help too! ;)

Choir sings the Prodigy!

Nov01

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re having a good half term break.

Check out this amazing video of Viva Vox Choir singing the Prodigy. It just proves that a choir can rock any song!

Thanks to Tony Harris for sharing this one a while back.

Drinking Water

Oct25

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!

 

Singing is as good for you as yoga!

Oct18

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?

Oct03

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!

Sep23

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!

Sep05

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 :

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