Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
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.
Cormac Newark• Feb. 11, 2019
We engaged four singers and an accompanist for a funeral service. They did a good job: excellent communication and attention to detail in the run-up to the event, arrived well in advance and set up without any fuss, sorted out and executed cues smoothly, some stylish arrangements and keyboard playing, infectiously enthusiastic singing. We only wish we could have had more of them! Full marks.
Yasmin• Dec. 14, 2018
What an amazing choir. Their voices blended so well together, and created a wonderful atmosphere for our corporate Christmas party. Would definitely hire again!
Funmi• Dec. 1, 2018
Were so easy to work with from the beginning and sang beautifully at our wedding. I would highly recommend them.
Debra Barlatt-Browne• Nov. 30, 2018
"Kathy from Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir performed at my mother's funeral service and I have to say, she was a true blessing. She had the most beautiful soulful voice, and is gifted in her ability to channel our emotions into her tributes. She also attended the cemetery with us (which I expect not many would be comfortable to do) and again, she was very patient, kind and sensitive to our needs.
We've heard so many compliments for both Kathy and keyboard player Lenford and I will most definitely recommend and work with her again (hopefully for a happier occasion)"
Elizabeth James• Sept. 1, 2018
"Soul Sanctuary added a BIG ‘wow factor’ to what might otherwise have been a rather stuffy CofE wedding ceremony. They were incredibly professional, arriving very early to warm up, and gave superb value for money with a variety of traditional and modern songs, some of which they learned especially for the event, at our request. From our initial enquiry, Soul Sanctuary were very responsive and gave us loads of flexibilty on personalising the songs and helped with creative input (including a brilliant acapella chant for the entrance of the bride).
We cannot thank them enough and have already had buckets of positive feedback from our guests. We’re SO glad we made the decision to hire them!"
Joanna Lawton• July 24, 2018
I don't have the words to describe how beautiful the Soul Sanctuary Choir were for my Dad's funeral service. The whole experience from the moment I was introduced to Miko through to the actual day was perfect - professional, caring and understanding, especially as this was such a hard time for us all. My family and our guests were so touched. Thank you.
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.