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Get On Board That Gospel Train!

16 June 2017

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Get On Board That Gospel Train!

Gale Force Gospel will present its annual concert at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, on Friday 7 July at 7.00pm. The choir which sings acapella (unaccompanied by instruments) will delight their audience with a musical programme of trains, chariots and wheels in the Gospel tradition. The evening will also include some songs by small ensembles from within the larger choir.

Founded six years ago, the choir grew out of a workshop held by well-known New Zealand Gospel song leader Tony Backhouse and, Gale Force continue to sing many Gospel arrangements written by Tony. Numbering about 50, the choir is open to all singers without audition and regardless of previous experience, gender, religion or cultural background. An important part of the burgeoning community singing scene in the Capital, Gale Force Gospel are led by composer and choral leader Carol Shortis.

In addition to their annual concert, Gale Force Gospel perform regularly around Wellington for a variety of audiences in the community. The choir sings primarily African-American Gospel music, interspersed with Gospel songs from other cultures: African, Pacific Island and Maori.

Gale Force Gospel choir present “Get On Board That Gospel Train!” on Friday 7 July at 7.00pm, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington. Tickets $15 waged, $10 unwaged, children under 10 are free . To buy tickets contact - door sales also available.


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