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Glasgows Got Soul
Our next Glasgow Workshop Series is Autumn Term 2017 (Wed 6 September – Wed 6 December 2017) and you can now book your place on our 14 week soul singin’ choir workshops. The term culminates in an incredible finale where you'll perform at Edinburgh's prestigious venue Usher Hall on Sat 9 December 2017 with a full live band, special guests X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight and the Got Soul Choirs from Edinburgh and Dundee.
 
To book a place to join us for the Autumn Term 2017:

What?
Got Soul holds two soul singin’ choir workshop terms a year starting in February and September. Each term concludes in an uplifting and raucous finale concert.

When?
Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8pm
Wed 6 September - Wed 6 December 2017

Where?
Hyndland Parish Church, 81 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, Scotland G12 9JE 

Who?
This session is aimed at anyone 16 years and over regardless of experience, who wants to try soul singin’ or to continue to enjoy/develop their soul singin’ experience from previous terms. All we ask is that you commit to attend a term’s workshops and any extra rehearsals organised for the finale concert.

Places on these popular workshops are strictly limited and are booked on a first come first served so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Performing in the end of term concert is not compulsory.

- No need to read sheet music
- No experience needed (you’re equally welcome if you’ve been singing for years – we’d love to have you)

Although optional we suggest you bring a recording device (mobile phone/dictaphone) to record your harmonies at each session to practise your harmonies in-between workshops.

The aim of our exciting, fast paced, fun and demanding 12 week series of choir workshops is to produce a highly professional concert standard in only 21 hours.


Not sure? take a look here to see what you can expect from our FREE, friendly Taster Sessions.


PERFORMANCE CHOIR - If you have attended one or more series of workshops with us, and have confirmed with the Music/Choir Director following an audition, you may be eligible to join the Performance Choir. Entrance to the Performance Choir also depends on the availability of places. Places in the Performance Choir are limited as are the number of voices per each vocal section. Being a member of the performance choir requires more commitment, therefore previous workshop attendance levels and participation at concerts will be taken into consideration for joining or remaining in the performance choir for next term.
  • Membership of the Performance Choir requires a higher level of commitment than is expected from Workshop Choir members.
  • Choir members are required to sing at other performances besides the end of term Finale concert
  • Choir members need to be committed and disciplined to the required performance standard
  • The pace of rehearsals is faster with more songs to learn; so it is essential for choir members to record their harmonies at each session and to listen to the recordings and practise their harmonies in between workshops
  • Choir members will be invited to step forward to sing on their own during sessions. Concert/performance soloists will be selected by the Music/Choir Director.
  • Choir members are expected to arrive warmed up before the session starts
  • Members need to be familiar with the concept of twang.
  • Please note: Regular attendance to workshops/rehearsals/staging rehearsals is crucial.
  • The professional nature of our concerts requires all choir members attend the staging/dress rehearsals. Both session 1 and session 2 choirs will perform at the Finale Concert. 

Download the Glasgow's Got Soul Autumn 2017 Booking Form


 

Our next Glasgow Workshop Series is:

AUTUMN TERM 2017

A soulful welcome to our next exciting term. You can now book your place on our 14 week Autumn Term 2017 soul singin' choir workshops. 

To book a place:

  1. Download and complete the Booking Form

  2. Email/post your Booking Form, along with your payment (post/bank transfer)

  3. Your booking will be confirmed by email when we have received your booking form and payment (don’t forget to check your Spam/Junk folder) 

TASTER SESSIONS

more-than-sining

Wanna' try it out? You can book a free taster session for the next term! Our taster sessions provide the opportunity for you to taste us and for us to taste you in a basic mutual group audition. Please email us at: info@gotsoul.org.uk with your name and contact details or click the link below and fill in the contact form. 

Download Our Booking Form

 We can't wait to welcome you and sing with you at one of our upcoming exciting series!


Financial Hardship Scheme
Each term Got Soul offers a small number of free/assisted memberships for those experiencing financial hardship. Please apply in writing to info@gotsoul.org.uk

Testimonials
"Never thought i'd perform on stage and now i have - twice!" (AD)
"Was great fun, thanks for the encouragement. I was pleasantly surprised not to be nervous on the night. Look forward to next term" (LM)
"They say singing is good for the soul. Damn right! Loved every minute - last night went in a flash! First timer... long timer!" (CC)
"I've never in my life met so many lovely people" (YL)
"With my newly boosted confidence, I've been practising all my favourite songs and I tell you this.. my attitude is transformed and I'm ready to sing anything, anytime and the difference is... that I know I can do it and I tell you this... I am feeling good! (YG)
"I didn't realise that a choir could be so open, welcoming and friendly to everybody" (KB)
"This term had been sooooooo much fun! I didn't think it was possible to enjoy Edinburgh's Got Soul more than I did last term but oh boy it just gets better and better!" (JB)