Who We are
We are a small but passionate team dedicated to a love of soul singing through our choirs based across Scotland. We are a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and we would love to create a soul-singing choir in Perth. If we were successful, the money raised would be spent on the costs involved in running the choir and also the costs of offering free or discounted places to people facing financial hardship. Funds will go towards choir leader costs, workshops costs, venues, music scores and drum-tracks and travel expenses.
What we want to do
The choir would deliver two 14 week’ blocks over the course of the year involving 28 sessions. Membership of the choir would be open to all and we also offer members the opportunity to take part in our community events and performances during the year, some of which have been smaller local performances and others in some of the biggest and most prestigious venues across Scotland.
Please help make us make this dream a reality!!
Why do we want to do this?
Because it can make people feel happier, form new friendships, feel less isolated and most importantly.... create some great soul singing!!
A recent BBC article highlights that singing in a choir has been scientifically proven to be good for your health: from getting more oxygen into the blood, to increasing the flow of feelgood hormones and improving mental health. The report states a number of chemical changes happen in the bodies of singers that boost their mental health. In addition to this, the article highlights the positive impact of the social element of singing in a choir, giving the chance to make new friends and meet others who have an interest in music, whilst also highlighting a recent study that found that after just one singing class, people felt closer to each other than those taking part in other classes.
How it works
Members contribute financially through membership fees but these only cover a portion of the costs involved and we rely on donations, grants and fundraising to make up the remainder - and that is why we need the funds from this crowdfunding campaign! One of our founding principles is that our community choirs are accessible to all and there are no barriers to participation, such as the ability to make a financial contribution. As such we also offer free or discounted places to those facing financial hardship or other disadvantages.
When will it start
If we raise the funds we need, we would start the choir in September 2020 and it would run for one year, if we were successful in achieving our stretch target, it would run for 18 months. If the choir was successful, we would aim for it to be permanent, the same as our other choirs across Scotland (in Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
Please help us create a Got Soul Perth choir and bring the joy and friendship of singing in one of our choirs to people living in Perth!
Thank you for considering us.