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’
FREE Taster for your First Visit You can become a Subscription member at any time or pay as you go as a visiting member (£10/session with 5th session free)
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.
12th, 19th & 26th November 2018. 3rd & 10th December 2018
Venue: Ithaca House, 27 Romford road, E15 4LJ (Conference room. Upstairs. The room furthest all the way round on the right)
Transport: 7-10min 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.
1 years membership subscription (30 weeks of Soul Choir)
£105 in full or 10 instalments of £11 or 5 instalments of £21.50
Half year membership subscription (15 weeks of Soul Choir)
£71.25 in full or 5 instalments of £15.25
Per session £10 with 5th session free via stamps collected on loyalty card
By becoming a subscription member you also receive discounts on Vocal Workshops and Singing Course sessions
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 Soul Choir sessions to the equivalent of 20% paid for Soul Choir subscription membership once you have completed 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 subscription membership anytime. Your fees will cover you for the number of consecutive sessions you have paid for (30, 15) 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 or would like to set up a subscription, please email or text Mandy (the online enquiry form is being rebuilt). Thank you