Frequently asked questions
Do I need to have experience?
The short answer is no!
Some people can be put off by the fact that we don't hold auditions - but that doesn't mean that we don't have standards or work hard! We just believe that choirs and singing should be accessible to everyone - whether you've had a music education or not, or the opportunity to sing in a choir before!
Which choir is right for me?
Our choirs have the same ethos at their core - but each have their own flavour! Which choir you choose will depend on what you're looking for, and possibly where you are.
Carers & Co Choir - for people who are, or have been, carers of any kind. You don't have to currently be caring to join us, but it's great for some respite as well as meeting other carers.
Leith - Community choir (no audition) singing a mixture of pop, soul, funk, rock, generally contemprary tunes, in the heart of Leith.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Yourself, and some good energy!
What's the audition for the Soul & Gospel Choir?
Firstly, you get to join us for a full rehearsal so that you get to see what it is that we do - and it's up to you if you want to stay and audition if you enjoyed yourself and you want to join us!
The auditions are only infront of Kat (MD) and Adam (Assist.MD) - we promise not to bite, but we do want to know a bit more about you, and your experience with music & singing in general (there's not a standard of music education / experience that we're looking for - we just want to know more about your experiences!). Then we'll ask you to sing back some notes from the piano to gague your range and pitching, and you sing one verse & chorus of any song of your choosing.
It doesn't have to be a full song - just a section that gives us a good example of your voice.
Song choice: it's completely up to you, but remember that we are a soul and gospel choir, so we're looking for voices that fit those styles! So aim for a song that let's you show that style off!
We know auditioning is horrible (it always is!) so it's fine to have lyrics and fine to make some small mistakes - we're mainly listening out for your musicality and tone/style!
If you've got any specific questions then please don't hestitate to drop us a line!