The Story of Our Choir

Take a look at the journey so far…

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The story of Love Soul Choir

Love Soul Choir was formed back in 2008. The journey started in Southampton where we wanted to launch a new, fresh and unique choir experience.

Since launching the choir, we have had a positive impact on a huge number of individuals from all across the Southampton and Bournemouth areas.

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We love all singers

Over the years, we have met all sorts of singers. We’ve worked with professional singers, amateur singers and individuals who have never sung a note in public before. This is why Love Soul Choir is so special. All of our members have one thing in common and that is a love for singing and performing.

We love to watch our members grow in to confident and competent singers. We’ve even seen some take the leap in to the world of performing in public, alone.

Love Soul Choir is a team. One team with one goal. To perform together and to love it along the way.

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From Humble Beginnings

October 2008
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The idea was born. We noticed a gap in the Southampton choir scene. We had a burning desire to pull talented singers across the south coast together. This is where the journey started.

March 2009
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Our first rehearsal in Southampton was at a restaurant called ‘NV’ and the first song learnt was ‘Higher & Higher’, originally by Jackie Wilson.

In between our rehearsals, we worked hard on learning songs, performing regularly and growing our choir to become the biggest pop & soul choir in Southampton. To really focus on the sound, we limited the choir to 70 members. This made Love Soul Choir completely exclusive. We also became the choir of choice for Black History Month in Southampton, performing every year in different locations.

August 2010
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Our TV work started to grow, and we qualified for the live shows on Channel 5’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’. We were also asked by Gareth Malone to feature in his BBC documentary, ‘The Big Sing’.

August 2011
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We opened a choir in Bournemouth. We held our initial auditions and got to meet some amazing singers. We started our work towards public, live performances.

January 2012
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We started learning songs specifically for our theatre performances and also performed at external events more regularly.

January 2013
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We want to change the way singing and performance skills are taught to under 16’s.

Because of this, we decided to launch Love Soul Hype. We provide quality and relevant music education in vocal development to kids between the ages of 10 and 16 years old.

March 2013
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We were asked to be Susan Boyle’s backing choir for the Bournemouth leg of her UK tour. This was a great opportunity as our members got to perform a number of songs with Susan Boyle including her rendition of ‘I Dreamed A Dream’.

December 2014
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We’ve introduced a performance and social team within our choirs. We’ve identified our core strengths and plan to spread the love in 2015.

From television, to weddings, we want everybody to experience Love Soul Choir. 2015 is set to be our busiest year yet, but of course, we’ll have lots of fun along the way.

SO WHAT NOW?

The future is bright for Love Soul Choir. We’re looking forward to performing out and about as much as possible, as well as holding a joint performance between our Southampton and Bournemouth choirs in December.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee
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We are based in: Southampton Bournemouth