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.
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!
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.
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, BurnabySorry, 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!