Why did you choose to join Love Soul Choir?

I wanted to be part of a choir to be proud of, who worked hard at producing professional performances but also had fun rehearsals and a style of songs I liked.

What’s your best memory of Love Soul Choir so far?

It has to be our involvement in the flash mob at Westquay, when we brought the centre to a standstill, with our version of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.  People stopped to listen and were either smiling or crying. It was emotional, uniting and uplifting all at the same time. When we finished, I got in the lift to the car park and heard some people talking about how amazing it was. I just listening quietly, with a smile on my face, knowing I was part of that amazing group of people.

What’s the best part of Love Soul, for you? 

I honestly look forward to it all week and am disappointed when it’s over. It is 2 hours when I totally switch off from the stress and responsibilities in life. I suppose it’s my therapy and it’s very effective therapy!

Tell us about the songs & arrangements…

There is a cross section of songs from mass appeal Abba to right up to the minute Ariana Grande. We cover fantastic classics such as Elton John’s ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ as well as really romantic songs by Ed Sheeran and John Legend. There is something for everyone with beautiful arrangements, some up to 8 part harmony!

What would you say to somebody who might be scared of auditioning?

It’s a few minutes out of your comfort zone to change your life for the better. Go for it!

Give us a summary of your ‘life’ at Love Soul Choir… 

I went for the audition just over a year ago, with a friend of mine, and we were both lucky enough to get in. After 3 months I was able to join in with my first performance which happened to be the flashmob. I was on a high for weeks (and I’m not sure it’s worn off even now)! A year later, we are constantly challenged with new songs and I just love it. The long and the short of it is, if you want to feel good, join a choir, but if you want to feel good and feel proud too, join us at Love Soul Choir. 💕