Joyful Voices News Briefs:
Having accepted 20 new members this fall, the choir now numbers some 60+ singers and is sounding wonderful. What a great group of singers! We won't be taking on take any more new singers this season (Sept 2016 - Aug 2017), but we may need add singers next fall to replace any singers who might not be able to return. Our rehearsals are open to all; come listen to us and meet us if you are interested in the choir. For more information about singing with JVOI, see our Joining The Choir page.
We're going to BARCELONA, SPAIN July 12-20, 2017 for a week long singing/sightseeing tour!!
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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