The St Martin's Gospel Choir

sharing the joy of traditional and contemporary gospel music

The choir is now established but we are looking for more singers.  We meet on Tuesday evenings at St Martin's Church in West Moors BH22 0JW (on the corner of Station Road and Moorlands Road)

If you would like to join us please register by clicking here

We look forward to meeting you!!!!

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Why not come to a 'taster session' on Tuesday 19th March to see if you like rehearsing and performing with us?. Click here to register your interest

 

What is gospel music?

 Gospel music is defined as the impassioned rhythmic spiritual music rooted in the church singing of rural blacks in the American South, central to the development of rhythm and blues and of soul music.  Click on the picture below to experience the vibrance of the music.

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What are we doing?

St Martin's has built a gospel choir with a mission to bring the joy of gospel music to churches and communities in and around East Dorset.  We have already sung at West Moors Multi-Activity-Day (MAD) and have various bookings for the months ahead.

Through the beauty and exuberance of the music and the message of faith that it delivers we plan to share our joy with others enhancing the welcome that Christianity offers.

We offer the opportunity to you as singers and other musicians who are interested in gospel music to come and share your talents with a like minded group of friendly people.

Members of the choir have attended a workshop and sung with the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir at St James' Church Piccadilly, London

 

If you like gospel music come and join us.

Do I need singing experience?.   No, we were all given a voice and with a little practice we can use it better.  There is no audition.

Do I need to be a member of St Martin's or another church?.  No, members of any church, faith or none are welcome, but we will be singing and playing music that has messages about faith.

What is the commitment if I join the choir?.  The choir rehearse once a week in the evening during school term times from 7.15pm - 9.00pm  The choir is also  being invited to sing at churches or community events approximately once a month.  This may be on a Sunday.

Is there a cost involved?.  Yes, members are requested to make a small contribution to the cost of running the choir.  In 2019 this wll be £4 per week.  There are no rehearsals during the school holidays and half-term breaks.

 

We welcome new singers (all voices) and musicians  on Tuesdays at 7.15pm

The choir at the West Moors Multi Activity Day on July 14th

Songs of Praise and Joy 4th November 2018

 

Interested? Get in touch

Click here to find out more or register your interest by email or ring Christopher on 01202 873344

You will always find a warm welcome at St Martin's.