LEWISHAM GOES GOSPEL
SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 2023
A brand-new community gospel choir has launched in the London borough of Lewisham, a project birthed by Lena Wright, from Rae of Voices an agency providing work for professional singers supported by the Tab Church London.
The response to this new seven-week course which started on 31st Jan with a free taster session has been phenomenal with applicants far exceeding course capacity, Lewisham loves to sing this much is clear.
Lena Wright a professional singer firmly believes choral singing
exercises the brain as well as the body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension. She is also passionate about seeing communities come together through singing; the benefits it offers of meeting new people, forming friendships, building confidence and developing abilities has a huge positive impact on all.
Lewisham Goes Gospel currently runs two choirs – the main community choir is open for anyone who wants to sing, no experience needed just energy and enthusiasm! The choir is taught by Lena Wright and T Jae Cole, both with over 30+ years of working with choirs.
The advanced choir requires those who join to have some singing experience. This choir is taught by Lena Wright & special guest tutor, world renowned choir master Daniel Thomas.
The course also includes locally based Grinling Gibbons Primary School children’s choir. Situated in Deptford south London classed as a good school with outstanding features in its’ Ofsted report.
The choir has been taught by our Lewisham Goes Gospel tutors for 6wks in preparation for the concert.
With just 2 weeks to go before their debut concert on 25th March at The Tab Church London, all three choirs are in full rehearsal swing and ready to amaze their audience!
The Tab Church has been in the borough of Lewisham for over 60 years always striving to serve the community in which it is based has contributed a number of community activities. It currently runs the independent Tab Foodbank, work with a local Women’s’ refuge, various back to school initiatives.
For more information visit: www.lewishamgoesgospel.org