Gale Force Gospel

Upcoming Events

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

24 Aug 2021 - Our film fundraising evening. The film this year is "Mavis!" - a 2015 documentary about the life of gospel singer Mavis Staples.

Here is a link to the official movie trailer:

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. :)

Info on where to buy tickets will be coming shortly.

Past Events


3 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.

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.

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!]


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