Pop up Choir a gospel group from Leeds catering for special occasions has set it sights on taking gospel music beyond the walls of the church and giving young people a chance to improve their skills, expand their network and get paid to do what they love.
Founder Malisa Grace who grew up singing in the choir says ‘ I’ve always loved gospel music and in particular the effect it has on people who listen, what started as a hobby has turned into a real movement to leave people with something special and memorable. Clinical studies have shown that performing in a choir has many benefits for health and wellbeing. The best thing about the choir is the positive impact it has on young singers and musicians who get a chance to perform at various events around the country and motivate each other to develop their talents. We’re in the process of working with youth and community engagement organisations in the region to get more people involved in doing something positive.
Pop up Choir are accepting applicants now. You can join or learn more about Pop up Choir by visiting www.popupchoir.co.uk and following on twitter @popupchoir.