Soul Song Choirs was founded and is run by Jacqueline Larsen, an experienced singer, musician, performer and director. She has been directing choirs of difference sizes and styles for over 20 years.
Jaq (or Jacqueline, but never Jacqui, thanks!) is passionate about just getting people singing because she knows how much fun it is and how good it is for body, mind and soul.
She believes that songs are stories to be told and is happier when her singers perform with passion and conviction than with technical perfection. She will work hard to get a great sound out of her groups but never at the expense of the singers' enjoyment (well, nearly never.....!!)
Jaq moved from Cairns to Brisbane in 2017 but can't quite leave her Cairns Soulsters behind so still regularly returns to run rehearsals, retreats and special events, while the week to week rehearsals are run by a team of section leaders. S
In 2018, Jaq decided to spread the Soul Song love by setting up a Christmas Pop-Up Choir in December 2018 (West End Social Singers) and then Soul Song Brisbane in January 2019.
In March 2020, Soul Song went global with the launch of the Viral Choir - an international network of singers who have never met physically but quickly became the best of friends! A new north side choir is launching in Brisbane in January 2022.
Jacqueline is a natural presenter and regularly delivers workshops on singing and creative thinking as she works to inspire others to find their voice. She has also run numerous 'pub choir' style pop up singing events at festivals and conferences.