WHO ARE WE?

Bright Soul offers community & bespoke choir workshops and 1:1 singing lessons organised and directed by Amanda Mitchell. All Bright Soul singing communities are friendly and supportive welcoming people from all walks of life. We sing soul, gospel, pop, and disco.

Adults aged 18 or over are welcome.

No audition is necessary to join. We have three sections: soprano, alto & tenor sections.

OUR AIM

We aim to create a safe singing space where we can build confidence, vocal ability, and perform great songs.

(*Requests for performances or participation in additional choir events should be directed to Amanda. Participation in additional events will be dependent on other diary commitments and our financial position as a choir.)

REHEARSALS

See website for details. Arrive 5 minutes early so we can register and confirm your health & lateral flow test (if required).

Regular attendance and practice are essential to get the best out of choir. You are encouraged to get into the habit of recording the sessions to help with your personal learning.

MEMBERS

Bright Soul performance choir is a mix gendered adult choir.

Women 4 Women is a workshop choir for anyone identifying as female aged 18 or over. This is inclusive of marginalised gender identities including non-binary and trans people.

We welcome you regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, religion, or beliefs. There’s a termly membership/drop-in fee paid via our website.

YOUR PART

To create and maintain our safe, supportive singing community, we need your help. Look out for your choir buddies and organisers; be kind, be respectful. We also ask that you are not under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs at rehearsal or public performance. We reserve the right to refuse attendance in the interests of the safety and comfort of our community.

To help with learning we recommend you use a recording device during rehearsal, especially when working towards a performance. Most members use their phones to record sessions. Please be respectful by not using your phones for other purposes (news, Facebook, Tinder (!), email). If you have an urgent issue you need to resolve, feel free to leave the rehearsal and return when you can fully focus on the session.

KEEPING SAFE

Members have a duty of care under Health & Safety law for themselves and others affected by their action. Members will always be notified of known Health & Safety issues at a performance/rehearsal venue. If you have any concerns, grievances or health & safety issues whatsoever, please raise these immediately and directly with Amanda Mitchell, so they can be resolved. The Choir cannot take any responsibility for injury, illness or death however caused to members, family, friends or their guests, in respect of any choir activities. The Choir is not responsible for your vocal health. You should consult a doctor if you are unsure whether you are fit to sing.

COVID-19 MEASURES

You will be asked to comply with COVID-19 measures for the security and collective health of our choir. These will be provided to you separately and updated as required. You should note that if we are forced into a lockdown situation during term, we will continue rehearsals online or switch to outdoor rehearsals – whichever is permitted and practicable at the time.

BOOKINGS

All bookings are in advance and subject to availability and receipt of full payment. 

Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you by email.

Confirmation emails issued for use at the event/workshop, are valid for named attendee only.

PRICES AND PAYMENT

Our prices for attending the workshop/event, are set out on our website, the relevant registration booking form, or can otherwise be obtained from us upon request. Prices may be subject to change.

Payment may be made by via our website or as stipulated by the director.

We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if payment is not received.

Bookings are non-transferable unless by prior agreement with Bright Soul.

Fees are refundable (minus any administrative fee) up to 48 hours before the start of term. Once term starts, we regret we are unable to offer part or full refunds.

CHANGES TO THE EVENT AND CANCELLATIONS

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our reasonable control to alter the advertised content, timing and/or location of the event. We reserve the right to do so at any time. Where we alter the time and/or location of the event or cancel the course we will provide you with notice of the same and will offer you the choice of either a credit for a future event of your choice (up to the value of sums paid by you in respect of the event), or the opportunity to attend the event as varied.

In the event of a further lockdown we shall either switch to Zoom or offer you a credit note for the remaining sessions.

If you are unable to attend the term after the refund deadline, we welcome substitute participants attending in your place at no extra cost if we have at least 2 days prior notice of the name of your proposed substitute and have received payment in full. Please notify us of any substitutions by email.

We shall not be liable to you for travel, accommodation or other costs and expenses incurred (included wasted costs and expenses) if we are required to cancel or relocate the event as a result of an event outside our control (including, without limitation, to acts of God, floods, lightning, storm, fire, explosion, war, military operations, acts of terrorism or threats of any such acts, any strike action, lock-outs or other industrial action and a pandemic, epidemic or other widespread illness).

Restriction of liability

Our websites may link to other websites. Bright Soul is not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites, nor does it have or accept any liability for their content.

Legal information and how to contact us

You have the right to see, erase and correct data we hold, the right to restrict the processing we do, and the right to object to it and to have your data transferred to a third party. If you wish to do any of these things or have any questions about how we use your data, or wish to make a complaint about any privacy issues, please contact Amanda Mitchell (https://brightsoul.co.uk/contact/) by email.