Choir History

Callington Community Gospel Choir was founded shortly after the death of my father on January 13th 2005. Dad was only 64 and died of Lung cancer. He was not a smoker. Just unfortunate. A few days before he died, he said if there was anything I wanted to do in life, to do it now and not leave it until it was too late.


 The hands behind the Music
 
I always loved Gospel Music and decided to join a local Gospel Choir. My search for a choir was in vain as there were none local to me. So in short, with no formal music or choir training I decided to set one up. Today we have become a well known and respected Gospel Choir in the UK. My goal is not to be the biggest and best, but to see others experience and share the fun, joy and freedom that this music brings.

Pictures of our early Journey, with CCGC singing COME BY HERE


The Callington Community Gospel Choir Provided backing Vocals for Leona Lewis
on her final night of her UK "I Am" Tour in Plymouth March 2016.




Recent Comments
Little did I know the month would end on a high, and what a high! It came from a most unexpected source too. On a freezing cold night in January,  with a mixture of wind, rain, sleet, hail and snow, St Davids hosted a concert for the Callington Community Gospel Choir. As I drove the A395 an hour before start I wondered who was going to turn out on a night like this?

Incredibly an hour later with an audience of 80+ and a choir of 20+ congregated in a slightly warmer church.  What an evening awaited us. A concert of spirituals, contemporary gospel and more, brilliantly led and conducted by Steve, who gave us an insight into his faith as he engaged and involved us.

The sight of the entire gathering, audience and choir, young and old, standing, swaying, clapping hands above their heads, singing, grunting, shouting, creating a cacophony of sound sufficient to lift the rafters with that one word "JOY". Wonderful!
Bill P.

Other Recent Comments
Firstly a belated THANKS to you and your 'Choir' for such a wonderful time on Sunday 23rd when you kindly joined us at our service; You really did leave us all rejoicing and feeling uplifted and challenged; Thank you so much!

I am hoping you might come back again and do a workshop and/or another concert maybe in September if you are free around that time?


Sally.

Thank you so much for your workshop and concert. I never realised how incredibly uplifting singing could be. Your team were so talented and enthusiastic it really was so contagious. I was nervous coming on stage with you performing the songs I had learnt, but once the piano started the singing just happened. It was so amazing. I have never sung in front of an audience before. I can't wait for the next time.

Christine.