Sing inspirational, uplifting and meaningful songs with other lovely people. Be part of the beautiful sound - expressing soulfully styled songs in harmony. Fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Soul, RnB, Jazz, Neo soul, Soulful Pop, Gospel, Funk, Blues.
Material will also include remixes, mashups, original arrangements, rare and original songs.
Soul Choir sessions are not vocal technique training sessions though elements of technique are incorporated. For Singing technique training see ‘Singing Course’, ‘1-to-1 Singing Lessons’ or ‘Group Vocal Training’
Day & time: Monday evenings 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Dates: Dates observe school holidays and bank holidays but the dates within each Soul Choir half term might differ from those in each school half term.
This semesters (15 weeks) dates
3rd, 10th, 17th July 2017
18th, 25th Sept 2017. 2nd, 9th, 16th October 2017
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Nov 2017. 4th Dec 2017
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Jan 2018. 5th Feb 2018
26th Feb 2018. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2018
16th, 23rd, 30th April 2018. 14th, 21st May 2018
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2018. 2nd July 2018
Venue: Ithaca House, 27 Romford road, E15 4LJ (Conference room. Upstairs. Turn right and right again)
Transport: 7min walk from Stratford station (Jubilee, Central line, London Overground, DLR, TFL rail, Mainline) or Stratford High street (DLR) Zone 2/3
1 min from buses 25, 86, 308
3 mins from buses 69, 104, 108, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473
6 mins from buses 97, 158, 339, 388, D8
Off of broadway, near St Johns, the Library and Nandos) onto Romford road. It is by the first bus stop on the left.
Requirements: No audition. No need to be able to read music. Outside of rehearsal sessions you will have access to recordings of harmony parts and backing tracks for rehearsal purposes. People of all abilities and levels of experience are welcome. Members aged 12-18 are allowed in the choir if always accompanied by an adult also in the choir who is responsible for them.
Performing: We will be looking to perform as a whole choir and in smaller groups. We are aiming to put on our own show at the end of each semester, perform in community settings, provide professional backing vocals for artists and shows and support any in-house (choir members) as songwriters etc. We will aim for paid gigs where possible. There may be additional rehearsals required for those members involved with upcoming performances from 9:30pm-10pm some term weeks.
Membership fees: Membership fees are a lot cheaper for longer membership subscriptions, because we want to encourage people to come as often as possible for as long as possible - because this creates the best sense of community and the best, most practiced sound. You are very welcome to come irregularly, it's just the fees works out more for you to do so.
Whole year : 30 weeks . Pay in full for £105 (equivalent to £3.50/session)
10 monthly instalments of £11
5 monthly instalments of £21.50
Semester : 15 weeks
Pay in full for £71.25 (equivalent to £4.75/session)
5 monthly instalments of £15.25
Term : 10 weeks
Pay in full £62.50 (equivalent to £6.25/session)
3 monthly instalments of £22.50
Half term : 5 weeks Pay in full £40 (equivalent to £8)
Or for a single session (£10) at the door.
Discounts: Those who complete the Amaris Arts Singing Course receive a 20% discount on Soul Choir for life. If you join Soul Choir whilst you are on the course, you will receive 20% cash back on the price you have paid for Soul Choir upon completion of the Singing Course.
Concessions: For Soul Choir there are also discounts for those over 60, unemployed, existing members of INUF and those whom were former members of the Trust In Harmony choir. If applicable, you will need to bring ID/proof with you for your first session.
Fees: You cannot pay membership fees or receive discounts on the door. You can complete and hand in registration forms on the door but payments will need to be arranged out of hours. Individual sessions on the door cost £10.
It is recommended that you register & arrange payment before your first Soul Choir session. Alternatively you can opt to pay on the door as a single session, and, as long as you arrange payment before the next session (not on the door), you will be able to claim what you previously paid against your fees. The session you paid for on the door will then be counted as your 1st week in your membership plan.
You can begin a half term/term/semester/year at any time. Your fees will cover you for the number of consecutive sessions you have paid for (5, 10, 15, 30) whether you are able to attend them or not. You cannot be refunded for any sessions that you miss.
If the choir were to come to a close, you will be refunded proportionally for the remaining sessions. If the choir needs to change venue, day or time, you will be able to be proportionally refunded (for the remaining sessions) if you will no longer be able to attend. Under no other circumstances will a refund be available.
If you have a query, please email us via the enquiry form. Thank you