Gale Force Gospel

Upcoming Events

POSTPONED — Mavis! Movie fundraiser night at Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn.

27 Sep 2021 — Last night of Term 3

09 Oct 2021 — Good Trouble, New Songs for Social Justice. Workshop by Carol Shortis at St Peters on Willis.

18 Oct 2021 — First night of Term 4

Mavis!

Movie FundraiserPenthouse Cinema, Brooklyn

EVENT POSTPONED

Future date TBA. Penthouse Cinema, Brookyln.

Movie tickets $22 | Bring gold coins for raffles on the day

Mavis! is a 2015 documentary about the life of gospel singer Mavis Staples. It's going to be a great night to come out, see a gospel legend and support your favourite gospel choir at the same time. :)

Tickets via Humanitix

Movie Trailer on Youtube

Choir members be there before 6:30pm. We'll be singing before the movie starts (6:45pm)

Good Trouble:

New Songs for Social Justice

Saturday 9th October 2021, 10am 4pm, Garden Room at St Peters on Willis, Wellington.

A workshop sharing the very latest in original songs written for community choirs by US song leaders. Drawing on a substantial body of new work responding to the Black Lives Matter and intersectional social justice movements, I’ve selected songs that need to be sung right here and right now: songs by African American writers; songs for justice and equity; songs that are easy to learn by ear and travel out into the world through voices and hearts.

Click through to Carol's website for more details and bookings for this one day workshop ($60).


[Note: Not a Gale Force Gospel Choir run event]

Past Events

2021

26 July 2021 — Term 3 rehearsals start, 6pm in the Hall behind St Andrew's on The Terrace. All are welcome.

03 July 2021 — 7pm "At a Time Like This" our annual concert at St Andrew's on The Terrace

30 May 2021 — 2pm concert at Futuna Chapel.

15 May 2021 — ‘10 Years of Gospel’ workshop with Carol Shortis

At A Time Like This:

Gale Force Gospel – Annual Concert 2021

Saturday 3 July 2021, 7pm, St Andrews on the Terrace.

Adults $15 | Unwaged $10 | Under 12 Free

Book your tickets now (scroll down) or view our event on Humanitix.

Bring gold coins for raffles on the day.

Gale Force Gospel Choir's major concert for the year is led by our wonderful new director, Ben Woods. We sing moving and uplifting gospel songs, with lots of arrangements by the incomparable Tony Backhouse, and also Ben Woods and founding director Carol Shortis.

We acknowledge the financial support of a grant from Wellington City Council through the Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme which covered some costs associated with our 2021 'Futuna' and ‘Annual' concert series.

Choir members be there from 5pm, for rehearsal in the church at 5:30–6:30pm.

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Colours of Futuna:

Concert Series 2021

Sunday 30th May 2021, 2pm, Futuna Chapel, Karori.

We are once again singing in the beautiful Futuna Chapel in Karori.

Audience size is limited in this small venue, so tell your friends and family to book tickets in advance ($10) through the EventBrite website to avoid disappointment at the door.

If driving, remember to park out on the main streets (such as Friend St), as there is no public parking available within the Futuna Close complex.

We acknowledge the financial support of a grant from Wellington City Council through the Creative Communities Local Funding Scheme which covered some costs associated with our 2021 'Futuna' and ‘Annual' concert series.

Choir members please be there before 12:45pm

10 Years of Gospel:

New Songs for Social Justice

Saturday 15th May 2021, 9.30am – 3.30pm, St Peters Hall, Paekākāriki.

It’s 10 years (to the day!) since Tony Backhouse presented a fantastic weekend of African American Gospel singing in Plimmerton and Carol is bringing us together again to celebrate.

Click through to Carol's website for more details and bookings for this one day workshop ($60).



[Not a Gale Force Gospel Choir run event, but attendance is encouraged!]

2020

17 November 2020 — Movie Fundraiser 'I Am Woman', a biopic film about singer Helen Reddy

26–28 June 2020 — Weekend workshop and Charity Concert (Kaibosh) at St Andrews on the Terrace.

7 March 2020 — Newtown Festival performance on Gordon Street Stage.


Gale Force Gospel singing at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul