And we’re back!

Sep21

Welcome back!

What a great start to our new autumn term with not only our well established Tuesday choir but a brand new Monday choir too!  There are still a few spaces left for the Monday choir so if anyone knows anyone that wants to join a fantastic choir then please get them to sign up here!

We’re off to a flying start with more fantastic songs that Vanessa has arranged for us, we are even moving and clapping on our second week, next there will be full on dance routines (maybe not!).

Last month saw the start of our Pub Choir which was a great success, learning Tainted Love in three part harmony and with our own live guitarist!  It was so good we are going to do it again, keep the 18th of October free as we are getting together again at the North Laine Brewhouse for another night of singing in the pub!

Keep your eyes peeled for tickets very soon!

Choir’s out for summer!

Jul19

Well there we are, our gig on Sunday has come and gone and now we are on our summer break.  However, rest assured Vanessa is taking the time to make next term and our Christmas concerts just as good, if not better!

This term was as challenging as the last one but what a wonder to perform to all you people that came to see us on the World Cup Final and Wimbledon Final day!  So a big thank you to all that came out to watch and support us!  We had a wonderful time performing for you as did Choir Extra performing with the incredible Mara Simpson; the whole day was simply magical!

We are also pleased to let you know that between you all you managed to raise over £300 for The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, so a massive well done and thank you from all the guys there and all of us here at the choir!

That takes us on to our next terms!  Yes, plural!  We have two sessions coming up:

Our brand new Monday session – 10th September 6.15pm at St Mary Magdalen’s School, Spring St, Brighton

Plus our usual Tuesday session- 11th September 7.30pm at St Paul’s School, St Nicholas Road, Brighton.

Sign up here on our website or send us an email to [email protected]

Come and join us on either a Monday or Tuesday or indeed both!  Remember that there is a free taster session for all new members to the choir!

From all of us here at Soul of the City Choir, enjoy the sunshine, have a wonderful summer break and we look forward to singing together with you in the next term!

 

It’s gig time!

Jul11

So, we are finally here, Sunday is the day of our gig AND the World Cup Final and we know which one is going to be more exciting, hint – the one with the choir!

There are a few tickets still left for both gigs:

Afternoon – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/441515

Evening – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/442961

Grab your tickets, bring your friends and come along and enjoy a sing-along with us!

And so it’s time to say we all hope you have a great fun-filled summer and we look forward to seeing you at the new term starting on Tuesday 11th September, 7.30pm  through to Tuesday 4th of December!

That’s not all, we will be starting a brand new Monday Choir on 10th September at the earlier time of 6.15pm!

All details are in the image above and for every new members to the choir you will receive the first session free!

Our summer gig is just around the corner!

Jul05

So, we have one more rehearsal before our gig on the 15th July at The Old Market in Hove and in that rehearsal we will be adding that final bit of sparkle to our songs for your listening pleasure!

We have a fantastic line up to help get you in the summer mood.  We will be showcasing songs from U2, Ben E. King, Imagine Dragons, Supertramp, Radiohead, Bruno Mars and Massive Attack!

There is something there for everyone to get you up on your dancing feet.  We also have the fantastic Mara Simpson supporting us, what a gig!

We still have a few tickets left so click the links below to get them!

Our afternoon 5.30pm gig - www.wegottickets.com/event/441515

Our evening 8pm gig - www.wegottickets.com/event/442961

Our Summer Gig Charity

Jun28

With just over 2 weeks to go till we take to the stage for our end of term summer gig, we are polishing up all our songs for your listening pleasure and we can’t wait to perform them for you!

As you may know, every year we support a new local charity throughout Brighton and Hove and as previously mentioned this term’s charity is the brilliant Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, which puts food at the heart of all they do. They believe growing food, cooking and eating are great ways to improve people’s lives.

Here are a few great things they offer throughout the city -

  • The Community Kitchen – A kitchen and cookery school where people can cook, learn new skills and enjoy food together.
  • Food Poverty Advice – Offering advice and signposting to different organisations throughout the city that can support with accessing food banks, Local Discretionary Fund, access to cooking equipment, eating well on a budget and access to low cost cooking courses.
  • Volunteering - Anyone can get involved by volunteering with one of over 70 community gardens and orchards across the city.
  • Business donations – If you are a food business, event organiser or organisation anticipating a surplus of food that can be safely donated to a food project, then this great charity can help you to do just that!

To get involved or access the charity here is the link to their website – http://bhfood.org.uk/

As you can see a very worthwhile causes that we are supporting at our end of term gigs, so click the links below for tickets and come and help us support their fantastic work while listening to us sing!

Afternoon show – https://www.wegottickets.com/event/441515

Evening show – https://www.wegottickets.com/event/442961

 

Like, share, follow and subscribe…..

Jun22

Hello everyone,

We wanted to remind all about our social media platforms and to ask for help in following, sharing, liking and subscribing so we can get more wide spread exposure over all social media!  You’re help would be greatly appreciated.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouloftheCityChoir/

Please like our page and share your favourite posts with all your friends!  In fact, get your friends to like us too and share their favourite posts with their friends!

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/SoulOfTheCityChoir

Please all visit our YouTube page and click the big red subscribe button.  Here you will find all our up to date videos from our most recent of gigs!  Please share our page with all your friends and share your favourite videos on Facebook and Twitter!

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SOTC_Choir

Why don’t you head over to Twitter and follow us for up to date choir news and videos!

We also have an Instagram page and that can be found by searching Soul of the City Choir.  Please give our profile a follow and some likes on our videos, even regram some of our videos and share on your Facebook page.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Much love!

And we’re off…….!

Jun15

Hello hello hello.

Sunday marks the beginning of our live performances throughout the city.  We will be taking to the stage at the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2018 in support of the wonderful people cycling to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.  We will be singing on the main stage in the Festival Village on Brighton Beach, near Black Rock, come down and see us sing and cheer on the cyclists from 11.20am!

Tickets for our end of term summer gig on the 15th July have gone on sale, spread the word far and wide and bring your friends and family as we are doing two performances, one in the afternoon and one on the evening!

You can purchase tickets for our afternoon show on this link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/441515 YAY!

And this link is for our evening show  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/442961 WOOP!

For now though we hope to see as many of you all on Sunday!

 

Come see us sing (in various locations!)

Jun07

Hi all,

We wanted to take this week to let you know of upcoming events and, of course, our end of term gig!  We have the pleasure of performing on a few occasions throughout the next couple of months, so come and see us at all the locations below!

17th June – London to Brighton Bike Ride – Main Stage

14th July – Patchfest – Main Stage

15th July – The Old Market, Brighton – Our summer gig – afternoon show 5.30pm and evening show 8pm

We also have the wonderful Mara Simpson supporting us at our summer gig.

Click the link to purchase tickets to our afternoon gig:        https://www.wegottickets.com/event/441515

At every gig we support local charities that are doing a fantastic job throughout the city and this term it is the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, a non-profit organisation, they do various projects throughout the city including dementia gardening, social isolation, cookery courses, food banks and the City’s Community Kitchen, a very worthy charity.  At our gig there will be bucket shaking for you to donate whatever you can, thank you!

We can’t wait to sing for you!

 

 

A few important things about singing.

May24

I think it is always good to take stock of how good it is to freely sing away till our hearts are content, nothing better!!  However, being part of a choir is not just singing on our own but rather singing collectively with other people and in our case it’s 150 strong; and so there are a few things that are important when it comes to singing in general but more importantly within a choir.

The link below highlights a few important points for us all to ponder over.

http://mediatech.edu/6-important-things-about-singing/

We have just passed week 6 and sounding incredible, gearing up for our summer gig and a few other things in the pipeline.  Keep an eye out for announcements in the coming weeks.

We are also pleased to announce that the wonderful Mara Simpson will be supporting us at our summer gig, how exciting!  Tickets will be on sale on 5th June!

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll!

May17

Well our last Choir Extra gig proved to be as brilliant as we thought it would be!  Reef were fantastic and we loved every minute of performing with them, I think we’re all still on a high from it!

Although there was only a small number of us due to venue logistics, we missed the 150 voice sound wall, we still packed a punch and we can’t wait for the next Choir Extra adventure!

A massive thank you to the brilliant Reef for inviting us to perform together!!

Keep and eye and an ear out for upcoming announcements of where we will be performing and how to get tickets!

Rehearsals for our Summer Gig are coming along great, we’re sounding so great and stronger than ever and we can’t wait to perform again at The Old Market!

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