Gale Force Gospel

To join – just come along!

  • We meet on Monday evenings from 6pm during school terms.

  • The venue is the hall behind St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington.

  • New singers are always welcome. The choir is open to all singers without audition

  • Singers do not need to be able to read music to join the choir.

  • Interested singers get to try out their first night for no charge.

Singing dates for 2021

  • Term 1: 15 February – 12 April (9 week term, incl Easter Monday)

  • Term 2: 3 May – 5 July (includes Queen's Birthday)

  • Term 3: 26 July – 27 September

  • Term 4: 18 October – 20 December (includes Labour Day)

In the Room or On Zoom

We're back in the room for Term 4! Read updated Level 2 guidelines

Gale Force Gospel meets in the hall at the back of St Andrews on the Terrace at 6pm on Mondays during school terms. Term 4 starts on 18 October.

We continue to also run a Zoom session of these rehearsals so that members who are unwell, or unable to get to choir that night, can still sit in on rehearsals remotely. A link to join via Zoom is available for members only (check the weekly email).

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 (Oct 2021) — Guidelines for GFG

Please read the updated guidelines for how choir will run:

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, or if you have been advised you were at a place of interest and potentially exposed to Covid-19 — and make sure you join us on Zoom.

  • We ask that people singing in the room have had at least 1 vaccination.

  • Masks will be optional. Feel comfortable to wear a mask. (There are specially designed singing masks available that give extra breathing space).

  • Scan the QR codes for both St Andrew's and Gale Force Gospel.

  • Sign in on the attendance sheet.

  • Use the hand sanitiser.

  • Bring your own water bottle and avoid using the kitchen.

  • Keep at least 1 metre clear around you, preferably slightly more. If you spread your arms and spin round, you will be creating a good clear space. Some people may want more space, so don't crowd them.

  • Leave the windows and doors open.

  • Leave the heaters on.

  • Wear and bring layers so you can take responsibility for your own comfort by dressing up or down. What you may find hot or cold may not be the same for everyone else.

  • We will have a shorter session 6 - 7.30pm with a 5 minute break in the middle.

Membership Subscription

There is an annual membership fee to cover costs of running the choir. You can also pay each term if you prefer. Please pay by the second Monday of the term. Please make payments online, details below.

Payment options for 2021:

  • $320 per year (saving $20!)

  • $85 per term

New singers who join during the second half of a term pay only $40.

Our online banking details:

  • Account Number: (Kiwibank) 38 9017 0802983 00

  • Account Name: Gale Force Gospel Inc

  • Don't forget to add your name and Term #

Fees are non-refundable. In cases of significant hardship, the core group may approve exceptions.

Keep in touch — become a Friend of Gale Force

If you are interested in supporting Gale Force Gospel Choir but not as a singing member, you can join our Friends network. We will email to tell you about our annual concert and other events. We promise not to spam you.

Simply send your name and email address to us at and ask to be added to the 'Friends of Gale Force' list.

St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington 6011