I have been a member of Love Soul Choir for 5 months now and I have loved every minute of it. It took me ages to pluck up the courage to audition, I haven’t auditioned for anything for nearly 30 years so it really was a big thing. I needn’t have worried, Dan made me feel very relaxed and I actually enjoyed the experience. On my first session I got to listen to everyone and watch them perform some of their repertoire, it reiterated why I wanted to be part of Love Soul Choir. Practising in our harmony groups is so helpful and is really helping me to stretch myself in a supportive environment.
Singing is making headlines at the moment as the new ‘go-to’ stress buster and I can certainly vouch for Love Soul Choir as being good for the soul. Life has been tough for me over the last few months and Love Soul Choir and the people I have met there have, without them even knowing it, helped me through a difficult time. At rehearsals I don’t think about all that is going on in my life I just immerse myself in the singing, I always leave feeling energised and refreshed. Everyone has been so welcoming and I really feel that I am making new friends and am supported. The arrangements for our songs are amazing and deeply moving on so many levels, whether that be up-beat and fun or soulful and emotional and I count myself as fortunate to be a part of something so special.
I have now had the privilege of performing at 2 events and they have both been amazing experiences. The camaraderie backstage, the professionalism, the shared experiences and the joy of seeing an audience smile, dance, join in are all special moments. I am looking forward to performing at many more events in the coming year.
There is, of course, a commitment involved. You have to be prepared to put in the work; to learn the words, the harmonies and the choreography but that too is part of the fun and there are resources available to help, not to mention the support of other choir members. It is all part and parcel of being a member and it’s what makes a Love Soul Choir performance so special both for the audience and the members.
I am looking forward to continuing my journey with Love Soul Choir, to getting to know my fellow members better, to improving my singing and taking part in many more performances.
If you’d like to apply for an audition with Love Soul Choir, please visit the audition page on our website. Once you’ve sent your application to us, we’ll be in touch within a couple of days to schedule the time and place of your audition.