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