Joyful Voices of Inspiration

Bringing great black gospel music to
Metro Boston, Massachusetts, and the world for 24 years!


"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

Derrick Bell
"Gospel Choirs"

About Joining the Choir

The choir is now about as big as we want to get and we usually only bring in new singers as result of attrition.

Come the fall of 2023 we will re-assess our need for new singers and if we are looking for singers we will provide more information on our website at that time, Thank you!

Exciting Upcoming Event - June 25, 2023

Joyful Voices of Inspiration is hosting a public gospel concert on Sunday June 25th!!! This concert will be a special "Farewell/Bon Voyage" concert performed by the choir that will be going on tour to Greece!! on July 10th!

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken if anyone chooses to support the ongoing work of the choir.

First Parish in Waltham
50 Church St
Waltham MA
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Our Mission

Gospel music is both a powerful inspirational medium and a uniquely American art form. The choir’s mission as a traveling choir is to share their inspiring gospel music with others and, in doing so, promote the appreciation of gospel music through education about the history and development of the music.

As a traveling choir, JVOI goes on singing tour most every summer. The choir has visited Italy (twice), France, Holland, Ireland, Brazil,  Costa Rica, Argentina, Barcelona Spain and Germany!!

Joyful Voices of Inspiration frequently donates their services at civic and fund raising events in the Boston area.

Our Director

Donnell Patterson is our Music Director and is amazing to work with. He is one of Boston’s premiere gospel choir directors, and we are blessed to have him.

Donnell Patterson

We are truly blessed to have such an energetic, dynamic, enthusiastic, talented and FUN director as Donnell
Click here to learn more about Donnell

Book the Choir

Joyful Voices of Inspiration loves to perform! From church services, and fund raising concerts, gospel festivals and programs for the elderly or the infirmed, Joyful Voices is available for performances of many kinds.

To learn more about having Joyful Voices perform, please contact Mr. Norris Welch, Joyful Voices’ Vice President of Operations, at (617) 361-9717 or e-mail us at regarding fees and availability.

Joyful Voices are available to perform from late September to early July.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!
Joyful Voices of Inspiration
PO Box 6318
Lincoln MA  01773-6318
For Booking Information: 617-361-9717

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