Soul Song Choirs are non-religious, funky pop choirs for people from all backgrounds and with all levels of musical experience to come together in Cairns and Brisbane because they love to sing.
Our members are teachers, electricians, nurses, lawyers, business owners, students and retail workers. Some have a heap of musical experience when they come to us and some have none.
Everything about Soul Song is designed to make life easy for you. We know you're busy so there are no committees and no expectation for you to come to every single rehearsal - you just come when you feel like singing.
What's even better is that there are no auditions and you don't even have to be able to read music. We teach all the songs by ear in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and we provide you with all the lyrics you need as well as some additional resources for those who want to practice on their own during the week.
The songs we sing are generally pop songs from all eras but with some traditional gospel, motown and soul thrown in. We sing generally in three or four part harmony and with either professional backing tracks or a cappella (which means without instruments).
For those who like the spotlight, there are opportunities for solos as well as the opportunity to join one of our smaller, auditioned groups who sing purely contemporary a cappella.
We are on a mission just to get people singing by providing a fun and funky space for people of all musical experience to sing together music that is good for the soul.
But be warned - we play as hard as we sing!
THE REHEARSAL EXPERIENCE
Soul Song Brisbane rehearses pretty much every Thursday, although we do take the odd week off during school holidays so please check our events to make sure there's a rehearsal on before you come along.
New members from teens upwards are welcome at any time - we have quite a few mums and daughters / mums and sons / dads and daughters / sets of sisters too so it's a great way to stay connected with your family and have fun together!
We start singing at 6.30pm but someone is normally at the hall from 6.00pm so you are welcome to come in early and say hi before the rush. We stop half way through rehearsal for tea and coffee and bikkies and finish at 8.45pm.
Rehearsals are obviously primarily about working on repertoire and building vocal technique but we try to mix up rehearsals each week to keep them interesting and we also work a lot in smaller sections to help songs progress faster.
Those who come the most often get the most out of Soul Song but there is no expectation for people to come every single week and we have lots of resources available for those who miss a week or a few to help them catch up if they want to. You'll get more information on this when you join.
We will give you a folder and all the lyrics you need once you've signed up. Then each week you come, you just need to bring some water, a highlighter, pen or pencil, your folder and reading glasses if you're of that kind of age!
Soul Song Brisbane rehearses on Thursdays from 6.30-8.45pm at the Kulripa Hall, 174 Boundary Street, West End
First rehearsals are free so you can check us out without losing anything other than a couple of hours of your time. From then on you can pay by the term (roughly $12 per rehearsal) or on a casual basis on arrival each week, so you're only paying for what you use ($15 per rehearsal or $10 for concessions).
We'd love to see you at rehearsal soon! If you want to have a chat before you come along, feel free to sing out - pun intended. Send Jaq a message here or call her on 0412 255587.
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