Ely’s Gospel Choir opens its doors for 2018

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If you love to sing or have always wanted to be part of a choir, the Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir is inviting new members to join for their next season in 2018.

The choir has raised more than £5000 for charity following one-off concerts in May 2016 and July this year. More than 60 singers raised the roof at St Mary’s Church by performing songs from Sister Act, The Lion King and other more traditional gospel songs.

The Pop Up Gospel Choir was founded by West End performer and Ely mother of three Lisa Olsworth-Peter, who said: “We’ve had monthly socials since our concerts in the summer but are itching to start rehearsals again. It’s a proper community and the emphasis is always on having fun. We are a choir of all ages and abilities and will welcome new members with open arms – all you need is enthusiasm!”

The choir will be performing at the St Mary’s Church Carol Service on Sunday 10th December with a few rehearsals beforehand. One of the songs will include a unique Gospel arrangement of Silent Night.

Anyone interested in joining the choir can give it a go at our next social at Costa on Market Street at 7:30pm on Monday 13th November or join in with rehearsals for our performance at St Mary’s Carol service (email below for more details).

Or alternatively, wait until our weekly rehearsals begin in January 2018 as we start to prepare for our next concert in May 2018.

For more information about the Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir and for dates of rehearsals or venue information, please contact Kirsty Smith at gospelchoir@stmarysely.org