Your chance to perform at Heart and Soul Festival 2018

Are you part of a church group who are keen to get involved and perform at this year’s Heart and Soul Festival? Now’s your chance.

Heart and Soul organisers are currently on the look-out for Scottish church groups who’d like to perform on the Ross Bandstand during the afternoon of Sunday 20th May 2018. From drama troupes to choirs, to puppet artists, poets and praise bands, all types of performances are welcome to apply.

Church groups are invited to apply to perform at this year's Heart and Soul Festival 2018
Church groups are invited to apply to perform at this year's Heart and Soul Festival 2018

Last year, over 5,000 people - including 60 congregations - came together In Princes Street Gardens to celebrate the life and work of the Church, with an outstanding line-up of musical entertainment on the open-air Ross Bandstand. This year, we’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better performance programme for visitors.

Over the years, we have had many group performances showcasing the talents of our church members. Here are just a few of them:

  • Sing, Sign Celebrate – Congregations in Fife partnered to form Dunfermline Prospect Group, performing ‘Sing, Sign and Celebrate’ and inviting others to join with those who have Learning Disabilities as they praised our Lord using Makaton signing
  • Heart and Soul Swing Band – Festival regulars the Heart and Soul Swing Band saw 16 musicians from across the Church playing a range of music from gospel, spiritual to hymns
  • New Scottish Hymns Band – The group performed both traditional hymns and contemporary music to help explore new ways to praise the Saviour in Spirit and Truth
  • PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid) – Young people performed a selection of spoken word, monologues and music.
This year, we're looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better performance programme for visitors
This year, we're looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better performance programme for visitors

We have been lucky enough to find some fantastic groups, but we know there are many more talented individuals out there. So, we invite everyone to get in touch with your ideas, recommendations and applications to perform.

The stage is set: we will provide the technical know-how – you bring the talent to help us enrich the event.

To find out more and apply to take part, please email info@heartandsoul.org.uk

The Heart and Soul Festival will take place in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 20th May 2018. To keep up to date with announcements, make sure you're subscribed.