City Soul Choir

...not your average choir!

What a great evening! Recently, I heard the City Soul Choir, conducted by Brian Tate, in a concert of songs that was both moving and a joy to hear! Brian and Patricia Tate have created in the City Soul Choir one of the most exciting musical programs Vancouver has to offer.
- Leon Bibb

City Soul Choir is over 90 singers who love music that lifts the soul, moves the body, and fills the heart. We are a secular choir whose repertoire comes from  the  world's great inspirational music traditions: R&B, world, soul, gospel, funk, spirituals, and more. We sing of joy, hope, and social justice. Our audiences love to groove, move, and feel the joy!
We are led by internationally respected director, composer, and arranger Brian Tate, who  launched the choir in February 2010. We are an auditioned, adult community choir with a gifted group of soloists including Cass King, Mimi Beyene, Patti Powell, Daniel Frankel, David Symons, Gisele Comeau, Carol Wiedemann, Steven Schelling, and plenty more.

Want a taste of City Soul Choir's soul, gospel, world grooves? Listen...

A Tribute to the Queen of Soul.mp3

South Africa's second national anthem SHOSHOLOZA.mp3

Soon Ah Will Be Done.mp3

The City Soul Choir has the power to draw you in close. Under the masterful direction of Brian Tate, everyday people find their extraordinary voices, and what a pleasure that is to behold.
 - Marc Lindy, Co-op Radio Gospel Train



Classic Motown and More!
featuring iconic songs about
rivers and railroads. Scroll down below the poster for more concert information.


The City Soul Choir and music director Brian Tate present classic Motown and more with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, featuring iconic songs about rivers and railroads. Get your groove on with Jimmy Cliff's 'Many Rivers to Cross', Curtis Mayfield's 'People Get Ready', Al Green's 'Take Me to the River', Aretha Franklin's cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', the great Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hit 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', Ike and Tina Turner's version of 'Proud Mary', Tate's sublime new choir arrangement of  'Shenandoah', and more. With Michael Creber on piano, Bill Sample on keys spinning out Hammond B3 grooves, Brent Gubbels on bass, and Craig Scott on drums. Plus a special appearance by vocal quartet What It Is, performing Sam Cooke's classic 'A Change is Gonna Come.' Join us for a rolling retro ride!

7:30 PM Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Michael J. Fox Theatre

3737 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby

Sorry, this concert is now SOLD OUT.

The choir's first CD, SOUL TO GO, will be on sale for just $10 at the concert. Makes a great gift!


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