Bringing Gospel music and community hymn singing
into contemporary culture.


Old-time Gospel Singing
for Everyone

For all life’s journeys, a song. Amidst the seas of sinking sand, a solid rock. For every stand, an anthem. For every mountaintop, a shout. For every valley, an earnest plea. Where words alone fail to express, a voice to lift toward the sky.
And now a place to boldly sing out loud!

Dan Hoddinott with Decision Quartet, Oct. 12, 2017

Who doesn't love live theatre? The mystery. The pageantry and colour. The entrances and exits. The tension between light and darkness that enhances the drama playing out onstage. The truths lurking in every shadow or around every corner, awaiting their cue for revelation. And who among us hasn't longed to see Gospel music and traditional hymns — the music that has formed the soundtrack to most Christian lives — elevated to that place of social reverence in the wider culture? Then Sings My Soul, a series of live-theatre Gospel music/community hymn sing events, has burst onto the Greater Toronto Area cultural scene purposing to do just that: bring high art and sacred music together under one roof. Click or tap the button below to see scenes from our inaugural concert at City Playhouse Theatre in Vaughan.

Who we are

L-R: Dan Hoddinott, Jan Hoddinott, Peter Kaups

Dan and Jan Hoddinott are co-producers of Then Sings My Soul events. Along with pianist Peter Kaups, their goal is to restore our heritage, our privilege and our faith in the sustaining power of sacred song in the wider culture. You could come for the show, but you'll be glad you came for the experience!

Where to see us

City Playhouse Theatre

We put on a series of concerts/singouts throughout the year, in theatre settings in the Greater Toronto Area. Whosoever will — no matter your church affiliation, no matter your faith status — can come and feel at home enjoying an evening of classic Gospel music and singing familiar hymns and traditional choruses.

Hymnals in your hands!

A hymnal is handed to you as you enter the theatre

Singing from the hymn book is a big part of a Then Sings My Soul event. Pilgrims feeling left behind by reimagined form, wanderers on the path toward home and lovers of things traditional alike can find an anchor within these pages. Familiar is the place where songs that have sustained, testified and edified are lifted high again.

How to contact us

Out of the darkness, light

Use the form below to contact us. Click here for more on how to submit a Request A Hymn number, to audition for a show or to book our singers for your event. Canadian Gospel performers wishing to appear as Guest Artists at a Then Sings My Soul event should e-mail Dan Hoddinott. Media enquiries, see the Media page.