Exciting news readers! Tickets for SOTC Hassocks’ spring concert are ON SALE!!

Join the Hassocks Choir on Saturday 8 April at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill, for what is sure to be an absolute belter of a gig!

The evening of soulful singing will include hits from David Bowie, Bill Withers, Lorde and more, all sung in 3 and 4 part harmony. Tickets are going fast so get in there while you can…

Tickets can be bought here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/391756

Money raised will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice, Sussex.

The Brighton Choir’s spring gig will be on 9 April at The Old Market, Hove – tickets for the concert sell like hot cakes, but subject to availability, some might be available to purchase online… keep ‘em peeled for updates, SOTC fans!

See you there!

Happy to be singing again!


Our Summer term is now in full swing and we are singing some real corkers this term!

Here’s a little inspiration for our Brighton choir, who are singing this instant classic by Pharrell Williams this term – fellow Brightonians showing us how happy they can be:

You’re All I Need to Get By


We’ve been enjoying this fab advert for Freeview, where a cat and budgie sing the Motown classic, You’re All I Need to get by!

Our Hassocks choir will be singing this classic song at our Spring Concert on Sunday 30th March, Holy Trinity Church, Hurspierpoint. You can buy tickets by clcking below! Expect less fur and feathers, but just as much soul!



Choir sings the Prodigy!


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.

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?

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!

Soul of the City Summer Concert-Tickets!


Tickets for our Summer Concert can be purchased online here:

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Full price: £6.50, Concessions £4.50.

The concert is on Saturday 14th July at the Hove Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm

We will be supporting two really fantastic charities RISE and Pets As Therapy

Paddle Round the Pier 2012



This weekend we will be singing at the brilliant Paddle Round the Pier Festival.

We think Paddle really encapsulates the spirit of Brighton, celebrating music and culture as well as the wonders of Brighton beach and the water sports on offer! To top all that off its free! It is held at Hove Lawns and it is highly recommended by us as the best way to spend your weekend.

If you want to see Soul of the City singing by the sea our Hassocks choir will be singing on Saturday 7th July at 10.45 am, and our Brighton choir will be singing on Sunday 8th, also at 10.45!

For more information go to the Paddle website at:  http://www.paddleroundthepier.com/

Hopefully the choir won’t wreck any ships with their siren songs….