Soul & Gospel Choir

Wednesdays, 7.00 – 9.00pm St Columba’s By The Castle (Directions)
(14 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW)

Free Taster Session & Auditions: 15th & 27th January
We are only welcoming Soprano & Bass auditions this term as our Tenor & Alto sections are full. Please get in touch with any questions or to book a space!

What we do

We are an up-beat, fast-paced Soul & Gospel Choir in the heart of Edinburgh! We rehearse once a week, learning soulful songs in 4-5 part harmonies, and sing a range of music from old-school Gospel, to Soul, Motown, R&B, Nu Soul, some contemporary tunes – anything that kicks a groove & packs a punch!

There is an audition to join this choir, but we teach all music by ear so there’s no need to read music. We love performing – we have our own bi-annual shows in the Roxy Assembly, as well as having performed in The Usher Hall (Colours Classical), Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Launch Party, Kelburn Garden Party, Brewhemia, Royal Highland Show, LGBT Health& Wellbeing Celebration, we’ve appeared on STV and recorded for SHY & DRS among other performances – so listen out for us singing around the city in the months to come!

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Free Taster Session

We’re opening our doors to new members!  You can come and join a full choir session – for free – and see who we are, what we do, meet some lovely people and sing some belting tunes. If you enjoy the session, then we’ll ask you to stay behind for an audition to join the choir – absolutely everyone is welcome to come to the taster session! Please Note: The Choir is almost at capacity, so we are particularly on the hunt for Basses!

Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm
Subs: £8/week or £7/week member full term
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Phoenix Soul & Gospel Choir in Queen's Hall

 How to join us

Get in touch and book yourself in for a Free Taster Session! Then come and join us for a full choir rehearsal – and if you enjoyed yourself then we’ll ask you to stay behind to audition. The auditions are in front of Kat (Choir MD) & Adam (Assistant MD), and we’ll ask you to sing back some notes from the piano to hear your pitching and range, and then ask you to sing one verse & chorus, unaccompanied,  from any song you like. Remember that we’re looking for Soul & Gospel singers – so choose something which both shows off your voice, and your soul & gospel vibe! We’re not scary at all (promise!) and you can get in touch with any questions or to book your place either by the contact form below or by email:

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Phoenix Soul & Gospel Choir in Queen's Hall, Edinburgh