The Kent Soul Choirs comprise of two independent choirs, Whitstable and Canterbury in three weekly sessions. Each choir has its own membership and identity but both rehearse and perform the same classic to modern soul music. From the original RnB singers of the 60's such as The Four Tops and Stevie Wonder right through to modern Soul from artists such as Prince and Beyonce, there is something for anyone who loves this genre of music.
The KSC's are adult (18+) community choirs open to all with the unified goal of singing, making friends and performing great music. We have some members who have never sung before, some who have previously studied music (as a child or adult), through to some who are involved in other semi-professional musical projects. These are definitely choirs for you no matter what your skill or experience level is. There is space for you to gradually build on your confidence in your own time, or to be challenged and take the limelight with solos if you want to.
The choirs come together for concerts so there is the benefit of rehearsing in an intimate choir setting where you can really work on the music in detail, and then performing as part of a much larger choir to hear how it all comes together and feel the excitement of singing in a large group performance.
Kent Soul Choirs are directed by Internationally acclaimed Vocalist Abi Gilchrist (as heard on CBeebies 'Do You Know' and voice of Monkey Music) www.abigilchrist.co.uk and Musical Director / Composer Ross Power (Producer and MD of shows at London's Southbank Centre) www.rosspowermusic.com
The KSCs are the Kent branch of the London Soul Choirs (www.londonsoulchoirs.co.uk) established in 2010.
The Whitstable Soul Choir was founded in January 2015 and now runs two sessions / week for a N 11 week term in Central Whitstable. The Whitstable Soul Choir is very popular with people of all ages and has performed for many local events including The Whitstable Bay Outdoor Film Festival and The Whitstable Oyster Festival.
Monday evenings from 7.30 - 9pm
Friday lunchtimes from 1 - 2.30pm
St John's Methodist Church
The Canterbury Soul Choir is our newest choir and began in January 2017. It is the only choir of its kind in Canterbury on a Tuesday evening and allows for people of all levels of experience to come and enjoy singing the greatest soul music and meeting new friends.
Tuesday evenings from 7.45 - 9.15pm
St Anselm's school
old dover road
Since starting in 2015, Kent Soul Choirs have performed at local events such as the Whitstable Oyster Festival and have joined together with the London Soul Choirs in performances at The Troxy in London (with Jocelyn Brown) and at London's Southbank Centre.
We always perform an end of term concert when all three Kent choirs come together as one larger choir. Proceeds from these concerts go to a termly nominated charity.
Future events include performances at Strode Park House and other local festivals and events.
KSC's are available to perform for private and community events in Kent from weddings and private parties to community fetes.
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