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Got Soul holds two soul singin’ choir workshop terms a year starting in February and September. Our next Edinburgh Workshop Series is Autumn 2019 and booking is now open.

Workshop Choir 6.30pm - 8pm, Tue 3 September - Tue 3 December 2019 

Performance Choir 8.15pm - 9.15pm, Tue 3 September - Tue 3 December 2019


Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg St, Edinburgh EH3 5BN

You can now book your place on our 14 week soul singin’ choir workshops. The term finishes with each choir holding its own end of term concert. The concert will be held in the workshop venue on the final session of the term (week beginning 2 December). Friends, families and the community will be able to see and hear their local choir unplugged and up-close.

To book a place to join us for the Autumn Term 2019:

Download and complete Edinburgh's Got Soul Spring 2019 Booking Form
• Email/post your booking form, along with your payment (post/bank transfer) for £105/£75 concessions.
• Your booking will be confirmed by email when we have received your booking form and payment (don’t forget to check your Spam/Junk folder)



WORKSHOP CHOIR - This session is aimed at anyone 16 years and over regardless of experience, who wants to try soul singin’ or to continue to enjoy/develop their soul singin’ experience from previous terms. All we ask is that you commit to attend a term’s workshops and any extra rehearsals organised for the finale concert.

Places on these popular workshops are strictly limited and are booked on a first come first served so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Performing in the end of term concert is not compulsory.

- No need to read sheet music
- No experience needed (you’re equally welcome if you’ve been singing for years – we’d love to have you)

Although optional we suggest you bring a recording device (mobile phone/dictaphone) to record your harmonies at each session to practise your harmonies in-between workshops.

The aim of our exciting, fast paced, fun and demanding 14 week series of choir workshops is to produce a highly professional concert standard in only 21 hours.

Download the Edinburgh's Got Soul Spring 2019 Booking Form


Not sure? Take a look here to see what you can expect from our FREE, friendly Taster Sessions.

PERFORMANCE CHOIR - If you have attended one or more series of workshops with us, and have confirmed with the Music/Choir Director following an audition, you may be eligible to join the Performance Choir. Entrance to the Performance Choir also depends on the availability of places. Places in the Performance Choir are limited as are the number of voices per each vocal section. Being a member of the performance choir requires more commitment, therefore previous workshop attendance levels and participation at concerts will be taken into consideration for joining or remaining in the performance choir for next term.

  • Membership of the Performance Choir requires a higher level of commitment than is expected from Workshop Choir members.
  • Choir members are required to sing at other performances besides the end of term Finale concert
  • Choir members need to be committed and disciplined to the required performance standard
  • The pace of rehearsals is faster with more songs to learn; so it is essential for choir members to record their harmonies at each session and to listen to the recordings and practise their harmonies in between workshops
  • Choir members will be invited to step forward to sing on their own during sessions. Concert/performance soloists will be selected by the Music/Choir Director.
  • Choir members are expected to arrive warmed up before the session starts
  • Members need to be familiar with the concept of twang.
  • Please note: Regular attendance to workshops/rehearsals/staging rehearsals is crucial.
  • The professional nature of our concerts requires all choir members attend the staging/dress rehearsals. Both session 1 and session 2 choirs will perform at the end of term concert. 

Download the Edinburgh's Got Soul Spring 2019 Booking Form

Our next Edinburgh Workshop Series is: AUTUMN TERM 2019

A soulful welcome to our next exciting term. You can now book your place on our 14 week Spring Term 2019 soul singin' choir workshops. 

To book a place:

  1. Download Our Booking Form

  2. Email/post your Booking Form, along with your payment (post/bank transfer)

  3. Your booking will be confirmed by email when we have received your booking form and payment (don’t forget to check your Spam/Junk folder)



Wanna' try it out? You can book a free taster session for the next term! Our taster sessions provide the opportunity for you to taste us and for us to taste you in a basic mutual group audition. Please email us at: info@gotsoul.org.uk with your name and contact details or click the link below and fill in the contact form. 

Download Our Booking Form

 We can't wait to welcome you and sing with you at one of our upcoming exciting series!

Financial Hardship Scheme
Each term Got Soul offers a small number of free/assisted memberships for those experiencing financial hardship. Please apply in writing to info@gotsoul.org.uk

"Never thought i'd perform on stage and now i have - twice!" (AD)
"Was great fun, thanks for the encouragement. I was pleasantly surprised not to be nervous on the night. Look forward to next term" (LM)
"They say singing is good for the soul. Damn right! Loved every minute - last night went in a flash! First timer... long timer!" (CC)
"I've never in my life met so many lovely people" (YL)
"With my newly boosted confidence, I've been practising all my favourite songs and I tell you this.. my attitude is transformed and I'm ready to sing anything, anytime and the difference is... that I know I can do it and I tell you this... I am feeling good! (YG)
"I didn't realise that a choir could be so open, welcoming and friendly to everybody" (KB)
"This term had been sooooooo much fun! I didn't think it was possible to enjoy Edinburgh's Got Soul more than I did last term but oh boy it just gets better and better!" (JB)