The St Martin's Gospel Choir

sharing the joy of traditional and contemporary gospel music

Artistic Directors - Francesco Iannuzzo and Daniela Ievolo

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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Click here for the 'West Moors sings in lockdown'

The choir will be returning to practising in St Martin's Church at 7.15pm on May 18th 2021 (unless the government delay the next easing of lockdown)  St Martin's operates strictly in accordance with the Covid 19 requirements.

 

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.  However, gospel music takes many forms and adds freedom of expression to many great and popular tunes. Many well known celebrities have gospel music items in their repertoires.

 

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 sung at many events and venues 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.

The choir is conducted and accompanied by the highly talented musical duo, Daniela Ievolo and Francesco Iannuzzo.   Members of the choir have attended a workshop and sung with the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir at St James' Church Piccadilly, London

 

Click here for the 'West Moors sings in lockdown'

 

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 - 9.15pm  The choir is also  being invited to sing at churches or community events approximately once a month. 

Is there a cost involved?.  Yes, members are requested to make a small contribution to the cost of running the choir.  In 2021 this is £5 per week.  There are no rehearsals during the school holidays.

 

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

 

Recent performances have been undertaken for The Bournemouth Civic Society, Hillier Garden Centre, Oakdene Care Home, Horton Heath Methodist Church and Woodlands Methodist Church

 

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.