About

Amanda Mitchell’s approach makes singing accessible to everyone & the feel-good factor is wonderfully contagious – something she wants to share with everybody through BrightSoul.

Amanda’s story so far …

In 2001, I joined what was at the time, the only gospel choir in Brighton, led by David Lavale and soon after, the inimitable (now famous) Karen GibsonAlthough my musical journey started many years before as a child, this was when my eyes and heart really opened to gospel and soul Choir music. My musical adventure has spanned over 16 years informing the heart of my approach to all music I’ve been involved with, be it with choirs, acapella groups, background vocals for Viola Wills or fronting my own soul funk band. Recently it took me to Norway where I refined my choir directing skills with training from Basil Meade (London Community Gospel Choir) and Karen Gibson (Kingdom Choir) before returning to the UK to work with community choirs and run bespoke workshops.

Since then I have worked with many groups & individuals as well as establishing the 3 Choirs annual event working with both Mark De Lisser & Karen Gibson to bring Choral singing to the wider community in the U.K. It’s been a real journey – joyful, humbling & educational!


From our Choir Director Amanda Mitchell:

 

“I love the transformative affect a simple choir can have over people’s lives, bringing groups together, building confidence, improving health and strengthening vocal ability. I believe that anybody can sing! You certainly do not have to read music! My approach makes music accessible to everyone and the feel good factor is contagious – something I want to share with everybody!”