Joyful Voices News Briefs:
Our next upcoming public event!
ANNUAL WOMEN'S DAY CONCERT - ST. JOHNS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, March 12, 2017
St John's Baptist Church
230 Warren St
More details are available on our Events Page
WHY WE SING. A quote from one of our singers after a moving performance at "The Peoples Inaugural Concert" in Somerville MA
"THIS is why we need to go out and sing at least every month. Sometimes...you might feel too tired to come out, but look at the important things we are part of and the energy that can fill a room."
JOYFUL VOICES OF INSPIRATION is a non denominational community gospel choir made up of singers of all ages, cultures, and spiritual backgrounds. We exist to perform black gospel music and in doing so, promote an appreciation of gospel music as both a powerful inspriational medium and a unique Afro-American art form. Our efforts are geared toward charitable, educational, and cultural purposes.
"There is potential in gospel music to touch and unite across barriers of race and class. Who knows; perhaps gospel music is the much-sought link that can unite the people of this nation across barriers of race and color, class and creed."
In addition to performing locally several times a year, an important part of the choir's mission is to travel and take their music to people and places around the world.
Formed in 1999 as a one time pick-up choir for a singing tour to Italy, the choir has its roots as a traveling choir. That first tour was so much fun, and the experience of singing gospel abroad so moving and unforgettable that the choir made a committment to travel and sing every summer, incorporating itself as an ongoing non-profit educational organization. Joyful Voices have sung in Italy, Ireland, France, Holland, Brazil, and Costa Rica (to name a few), and travel somewhere fun every summer to sing and sightsee!
Those interested in joining the choir are welcome and encouraged to come attend rehearsal when the choir reconvenes on September 19, 2016. We rehearse most Mondays from 7:30 - 9:00PM at the First Parish Unitarian Church, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA. Visitors are welcome to sit in on rehearsals.
We would love to hear from you. Send us a message via our Contact Us page.
Mailing address: PO Box 6318, Lincoln MA 01773-6318
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