Herts & Soul Community Choir since 2010 Bishops Stortford
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Hello to all you lovely Soulsters!

I trust you are all keeping well and have had a good week.

Firstly, don’t forget that this Friday is cake day, thanks to Sue G! If you’d like to eat a slice (or two) during the break, please come armed with some change as a donation for the Stroke and Alzheimer’s societies. I’m reliably informed that there is more than enough to go around..

Secondly, this week’s Soulster Express contains quite a lot of information about the Choir Festival on 8th October. Thank you to everyone who is taking part – Herts & Soul will well represented. It promises to be a fine and heartwarming kinda day! As the arrangements are not applicable to everyone, the details of the festival, including timings and line-up are at the end of the email.

Thirdly, many thanks to Susie who has now uploaded all her guide vocals to Dropbox. Much appreciated, Susie; we’re one step further to sounding even more fabulous!

For this Friday’s rehearsal, we will be singing the following:

900 Miles
Hold Back the River
Oklahoma Medley
Piano Man
The Things We do for Love.

The ensemble rehearsals will take place this week at the following times and with the Soulsters listed:

6:45pm – Both Sides Now
8:00pm – (during the break) – Wake Me Up (a few more Sops needed please!)
9-9:30pm – Livin’ on a Prayer

Wake Me Up
Sop 1s: Shazza, Liz E, Carol G, Brenda, Anne R, Jo B
Sop 2s: Colleen, Pam, Jenni
Altos: Wellsie, Beccy, Kate C, Melanie, Helen, Sunny, Zoe, Kate W

Livin’ On a Prayer
Sopranos: Liz E, Gill H, Carolyn G, Jayne R, Rosie, Jenni, Shazza, Sue W, Maggie B
Alto 1: Trish, Wellsie, Sunny, Beccy
Alto 2: Melanie, Katy D, Annette, Kate W, Fran
Lowers: Simon, David J, Alan, Matt

Remember that all the music is Dropbox and can be accessed via the Members area.

Soulster Event Calendar:

Friday 4 November, 7:30pm – Concert at Herts & Essex High School
Sunday 13 November – Remembrance Service – Memorial Gardens, Bishops Stortford
Saturday 8 October, 2:00 – 4:30pm – Bishop’s Stortford Choir Festival, St Michael’s Church, B/S
Sunday 4 December, 4:00pm – Lights of Love, Market Square, B/S
Friday 9 December, 7:15pm – Christmas Party! – Herts & Essex High School


Bishop’s Stortford Choir Festival – St Michael’s Church, Windhill, Saturday 8 October

The timings of the Choir Festival are below. Please note that they are approximate. Unfortunately, because there will be so many people singing, it is not possible to make this a public event. This may change once numbers are finalised but we will be notified if this is the case.

1.40pm – choirs can begin to arrive. NO EARLIER PLEASE!

2.00pm – Festival begins with an ‘all choirs’ warm up
2.15pm – The Bishop’s Stortford Gospel Choir
2.30pm – Fusion
2.45pm – Herts and Soul Community Choir
3.00pm – Amicii Cantate
3.15pm – Break

4.00pm All Choirs Together (Freedom Train/Shosone Love Song)
4.30pm U3A Choir
4.45pm The Harmonaires Choir
5.00pm Festival closes, thanks and goodbye
5.10pm volunteers to clear and pack up


  • 900 Miles
  • Piano Man
  • The Things We Do For Love

Songs will NOT be off copy. Please bring red folders.