Soul of the City Choir

Soul Of The City Choir at All Saints Church

Having almost completed her European tour – including Kaltern Pop Festival, alongside Bear’s Den and The Slow Show- British songwriter and independent artist, Mara Simpson, announces a very special performance supporting Soul Of The City Choir at All Saints Church, Brighton on 17th December 2016, raising money for Sussex Nightstop.

Mara has captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. Quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as ‘Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.’

London born to a Kenyan family, Mara has spent periods of time in Wellington (New Zealand) and Berlin. Her songs reflect her eclectic background and draw the listener close into these worlds.

Her most recent album, ‘Our Good Sides’, was recorded and produced by Tim Bidwell (producer of Kate Walsh and FINK) and features guest vocals from Olly Knights of Turin Brakes, Ben Ottewell of Gomez, and cousin, Courtney Simpson. Created in Clockwork Owl Studios – also Tim’s living room – the album was woven into being with old compressors, vintage microphones, and many cups of Yorkshire tea. Every song is real, warm, and sung from the heart.

Brighton and Hassocks’ Soul of the City Choirs are joining forces once again for another fabulous Christmas gig at All Saints Church in Hove. With a set list that includes songs by Madonna, Leonard Cohen, Florence and the Machine and Blur this is a gig not to be missed.

We’ll be raising awareness for and supporting the amazing local charity Sussex Nightstop who support young people aged 16-25 who have no where to stay in Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex by providing emergency accommodation in the homes of their volunteer hosts.

Tickets for the gig have already sold out so the choirs will be performing to a capacity audience of 525 people.

Soul of the City Choir is a fun, friendly choir singing pop, soul and gospel classics. We think everyone can sing and complete beginners, shower singers and pros are all welcome. With no auditions and no requirements to read music it’s all about the enjoyment of singing.

We’re always welcoming new members so if you’ve never experienced the amazing feeling of singing in a choir why not try a free taster?

For further information please get in touch either via email or through our”.