Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir is a pioneering London gospel choir with a mission: to help spread contemporary gospel music into Catholic, Anglican, and other non-Pentecostal churches, and to bring our unique sound to audiences everywhere.
We want to share the joy, power and soulful groove of contemporary gospel music with people who wouldn’t normally get a chance to experience it.
To do this, we provide gospel music twice a month at two central London churches: one Anglican, and one Catholic.
And we sing in lots of other places too. To date, the choir’s public performance credits include the Jazz Café, 606 Club, Leicester Square, Marlborough International Jazz Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Big Church Day Out, St Paul's Cathedral sharing the stage at the HASTE Festival with Jeff Beck and Lulu, plus broadcasting to millions on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 4.
About our music
Soul Sanctuary sings an eclectic range of music – we’re definitely not your typical gospel choir! Our heart is solid gold gospel, with soul, R&B, jazz, Latin and contemporary classical music thrown into the mix too.
It isn’t always easy to find existing gospel music that suits the structured liturgy of a Catholic Mass or an Anglican church service. So as well as performing classic modern gospel music by artists like Kim Burrell and Kirk Franklin, we also commission original compositions.
As a result, our extensive repertoire includes five complete gospel Mass settings (Sanctus, Gloria, Kyrie, etc), a collection of funky and jazzy psalm tones, and more than 50 original songs.
If you are interested in getting access to our unique ‘gospel songbook’ for your own choir or church, please get in touch.
Through the joy and beauty of our music and its Christian message we aim to be a force for real and positive change in the lives of those who hear us. Our aim is to make mainstream Christian worship accessible, joyful, prayerful and welcoming to newcomers both inside and outside church; and to bring our rhythmic choral sound to secular music in secular venues.