Join us on a life-changing journey of self-discovery.
Sing soul, gospel and pop in a choir led by the inspirational Amanda Mitchell
Amanda’s approach makes singing accessible to everyone and the feel-good factor is contagious – something she wants to share with everybody through Bright Soul.
Singing in choirs since 2001, Amanda learnt from the “godmother of gospel” Karen Gibson (MBE).
“This was when my eyes and heart really opened to soul and gospel choir music. The experience felt like an emotional roller coaster; I not only discovered my desire to perform but my own vulnerability, as well as a much-needed sense of community.”
Gospel music has provided inspiration for all of her work; be it with individuals, choirs, acappella groups, background vocals for Viola Wills or fronting her own band.
In 2016 Amanda went to Norway to refine her choir directing skills with training from Basil Meade (London Community Gospel Choir) and Karen Gibson (Kingdom Choir) before returning to the UK to teach community choirs and run bespoke workshops.
Since then, she has worked with individuals, workplace choirs, community groups, as well as establishing her own flagship choir Bright Soul.
She is also the founder and director of the 3 Choirs annual event working with both Mark De Lisser & Karen Gibson to bring choral singing to the wider community in the UK. “It’s been a real journey – joyful, humbling & educational!”
“I love the transformative affect a simple choir can have over people’s lives, building community, increasing confidence, improving health and strengthening vocal ability. I truly believe that anybody can sing”
"Such fun! Uplifting and positive - a great thing to do together...
There's been a real buzz about the session and people asking for more."
DAVISON SCHOOL – WELLBEING WORKSHOP
Thoroughly enjoyed choir.
I had to present to over 300 people last week and only had the confidence to do so as a result of attending choir and putting myself forward for a solo.
JOANNE WOMEN 4 WOMEN
My 1st term with the brilliant ‘Bright Soul’ choir. Thank you for fabulous, fun and stress busting sessions. My mobility issues are always well considered, making me feel a valued choir member.
SUE BRIGHT SOUL
Another fantastic term! Such a tonic getting together and singing this term’s upbeat and moving numbers! We’re all dying to come back and pick up where we left off.
ELLIE – FILM MAKER BRIGHT SOUL
Amanda is a fun and engaging teacher and works us hard while keeping it ‘light’. The song choices are excellent and harmonies beautiful. I usually sight read, so I'm seriously out of my comfort zone. But choir is teaching me to listen differently, and remember music rather than read it - a whole new skill.
LINDSAY – COACH DRIVER BRIGHT SOUL
So welcoming and it’s easy to fit in.
SAFFY – WOMEN 4 WOMEN
Space, friendliness, everything!
MEL – WOMEN 4 WOMEN
Great fun! Good for the soul! Can’t wait to start again!
JO – WOMEN 4 WOMEN
I love these sessions. So inspirational!
MARIA – WOMEN 4 WOMEN
The workshops have been inclusive, non-judgemental and supremely enjoyable – really helped me to find an inner strength.
NIC – WORKPLACE CHOIR