SHE Choir London presents Summer Sounds for Body & Soul

Posted on: 6th July 2017

Next Wednesday sees SHE Choir London perform their regular summer gig in aid of Body & Soul at Islington Assembly Hall. We asked Dawn Murden, an alto in SHE Choir, to give us a flavour of what people can expect.


SHE Choir is a dynamic all-female choir based in London. For the last couple of years, we have poured our hearts (and souls) into a summer extravaganza where we showcase our very own arrangements of our favourite songs, while supporting a charity of our choice – and this is our biggest gig yet.

We’re not your typical, classical choir. While Hallelujah is beautiful, it’s not really our thing (unless it’s Jeff Buckley, maybe). Instead, we’ll be belting out our versions of songs by Amy Winehouse, Daughter, Everything Everything, Paul Simon and Destiny’s Child in three part harmony. We’re usually a capella, but we’ll have drums, bass and guitar for some songs at this event. Dancing/singing along is very much encouraged!

It’s not just our sound that’s different, but our vibe too. We’re a completely free and collaborative choir and practice every week at the Star of King’s pub in King’s Cross. We don’t hold auditions and any choir member can try their hand at arranging songs or organising a gig, even if they’ve never done it before.

With this in mind, we’re thrilled to be supporting Body & Soul, the Islington-based charity supporting people of all ages who have experienced significant childhood adversity. All profits from the event will go straight to the charity.

SHE Choir gig

To raise as much money for Body & Soul as we can, we’ve also been gathering prizes for a raffle. There’s some fantastic stuff up for grabs, including tickets to see Against at Almeida Theatre in Islington, a £50 Treatwell voucher, two tickets to an exhibition at the Natural History Museum, a leather briefcase, a set of special Royal Mail David Bowie stamps (gifted by John Lewis) and much more! Tickets will be going for just £1 a strip and £4 for five – are you feeling lucky?

As well as a bar, raffle and our own SHE Choir set, we’re also delighted to have two exciting support acts: Malunga, a vibrant soul/pop artist from East London, a resident artist at the Roundhouse and has been playlisted on Radio 1; plus WVS, an Argentinian two-piece turned full band who do awkward art-pop (think cool covers of songs like Bang Bang).

Hopefully this has persuaded you to come along to what is set to be a lively hump day event for a great cause. To buy a ticket, click the link here.

Find out more about the SHE Choir Network here.

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