Hire the choir
A gospel choir, with its rich harmonies and infectious rhythms, adds a soulful, spiritual dimension to music projects of all kinds. Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir is rooted in the church tradition, singing regularly in two central London churches, but we love to sing outside of church too. Since 2006 we've been providing music for a huge variety of projects, ranging from music for television to private functions, weddings, fundraising events, school-based projects, conferences, and festivals.
We take pride in using our unique skill – gospel choral harmony in a modern eclectic style – to provide the perfect musical fit for all occasions. We charge transparently: the more singers, the bigger the fee! Our flexible and creative approach means that we can respond to requests of all kinds from large choirs to smaller groups and solo singers.
See what our clients say about us on the event-planning platform Poptop.
Weddings & events
Soul Sanctuary has been providing gospel music for all types of events big and small, since 2006. This includes weddings, festivals, corporate events, and memorial services. Highlights include appearances at London's Jazz Cafe, recordings for BBC Radio 2 and 4, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Greenbelt Festival.
Our wedding clients love our well organized and personal service. We have bought joy to many ceremonies in the way The Kingdom Choir did with their rendition of 'Stand by Me' at the Royal Wedding in 2018. We collaborate closely with couples to ensure that all expectations are met. One couple asked to recreate the famous wedding scene from 'Love Actually' at an unforgettable Christmas marriage and at another ceremony, we sang 'God Only Knows' by the Beach Boys, and led the entire wedding party on a gospel-themed procession through the streets of London.
“Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir kicked off the Urban Village Fete on Greenwich Peninsula in spectacular style. The most glorious singing on a glorious day!”
The Greenwich Urban Village Fete, London
“We can’t express enough how amazing the choir were at the wedding...the standard of the singing, the enthusiasm, the band – all better than we could ever have hoped for. The choir put a unique stamp on a wedding which is so very well suited to that style of music.”
"Soul Sanctuary were perfect for us. One of my lasting impressions of the day is approaching the church door to hear their singing. I walked down the aisle to Etta James’s ‘At Last’ – one of our favourite songs. Soul Sanctuary’s music was wonderful throughout and made the ceremony very personal to us. All our guests commented on how amazing their music was throughout the service – it helped to make the ceremony so very special.”
“Thanks for enabling us to realise our dreams for our wedding ceremony and create the atmosphere, inclusivity and celebratory spirit that wouldn’t have been possible without you.”
“My wife and I gave the party of our lives – 300 guests, full sit-down dinner, fireworks, 'A' List rock band. We hired Soul Sanctuary, with their mix of soul, disco, funk, jazz and latin, to provide an alternative to the rockers...and they ended up stealing the musical show! Their harmony singing and funky playing give a level of delight to their music which ordinary bands can’t achieve. Plus they were very professional and very easy to work with.”
As well as producing our own recordings, Soul Sanctuary has extensive studio experience including work for the BBC Radio 2 and 4, BBC Television, Premier Radio and even for commercial indie artists.
The sheer musicality and energy which Soul Sanctuary has brought to BBC programmes has been amazing. They love what they do and they do it brilliantly. Their range of musical expression goes well beyond what you might expect from a gospel choir, and that’s why I so enjoy working with them.
Our gospel workshops – led by our experienced workshop leaders and professional musicians – are relaxed, eye-opening and very enjoyable too! They’re the perfect way to experience first-hand what it’s like to sing gospel music in a group setting. We mainly deliver workshops in churches as part of our toolkit, but we also provide sessions for community groups, schools, musical festivals, offices and in all sorts of other settings.
"It was so much fun and a real mood lifter!"
Tom, workshop participant
“When I first saw the invitation in the [church] newsletter I questioned whether or not my singing ability would be able to rise to the challenge of gospel singing.
A short time in to the workshop I started to relax and my doubts were completely put to ease...”
"Personally my confidence has really grown. [It's] so uplifting and a collective joy! Has helped alleviate many 'adult' inhibitions."
Corinna, workshop participant
"Being able to sing with such a great [gospel] guitarist was a privilege. Jamming with drums was great tonight - great that we could be spontaneous."
Interested in hiring us? Get in touch and Miko will be happy to talk through any queries or requests you have.
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