Time to wheel out the carols! Christmas rehearsals start this week. Monday 31st October 8-10 pm, Central Hall

Time to wheel out the carols – African, gospel, modern and traditional! We have a number of Christmas events in the diary and will start rehearsing material tomorrow night. Tomorrow will be a general Christmas sing-song to see what we remember. So please bring your Christmas folder if you have one. All welcome! west-quay-09-3-of-17_4204720882_o

Choir this week

“Simply Amazing” was a great evening and it was a privilege to work with some exceptional musicians! On Monday 17th October, we will be at Central Hall, 8-10 pm, rehearsing for Nadine’s birthday bash this coming Friday 21st October. Bring along your folders – we will be putting together a set of fun songs for Nadine. Looking forward to it!

“Simply Amazing” – A gospel music concert

15th October 2016

Above Bar Church, 69 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7FE.

Tickets £5 for adults, U16 – free.

Last night we had an inspiring rehearsal with Ronke and friends (what a wonderful singer she is!). We are really pleased to be supporting this evening of gospel music. Do invite friends and family along too – it promises to be a great evening!simply-amazing

It’s not about us or our efforts but …..Our God is “Simply Amazing”! 

Saturday Oct 1st – “Music in the City” – singing in and around Southampton

choir-at-undercroft-vault-mitc-2016Today, singers, you were awesome! Firstly, in Undercroft Vault – what a lovely sound you made in there! And secondly, in Guildhall Square with Ray and the “Let’s Sing Gospel” choir – if you think we look a bit wet, that’s because the heavens opened just before our set. lets-sing-gospel-choir-at-mitc-2016Amazed we were able to go ahead at all after all that rain fell on us and our equipment, but 15 minutes later we were back on track and singing to a crowd out in the sunshine. A great time was had by all!

Come and find us at Undercroft Vault 1.00 pm Saturday 1st October 2016 as part of the “Music in the City” Festival

We’re singing at Undercroft Vault, near the Tudor Merchant’s Hall on Bugle Street, from 1 pm as part of “Music in the City”, Southampton’s premier live music event. For more information about what’s happening this weekend, check out:


“Let’s Sing Gospel” with Ray Sidney at “Music in the City” Festival – Saturday 1st October

We will be taking the songs of Jesus out onto the streets of Southampton with Ray Sidney (Gospel Singer from the USA) and the “Let’s Sing Gospel” Choir at 4 pm tomorrow outside Guildhall Square – do come along and join in the fun!lets-sing-gospel-at-mitc-2016-posterFor more information about “Music in the City” – Southampton’s premier live music event – check out:


Charity Concert – An afternoon of music and cream tea – Sunday 22nd May, 3 pm

You are invited to join us for a summer afternoon of music and cream tea in the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Church, South StonehamSt Mary's Poster 2016. SO18 2ST

Sunday 22nd May @ 3pm

with the Central Hall Community Gospel Choir and friends

Music to lift the spirits and nourish the soul

Tickets: £5.00 (u16’s free) on the door and from the Friends of St. Mary’s: 023 8046 3848
Central Hall Community Gospel Choir: www.southamptongospelchoir.org.uk
t: 023 8079 0278 m: 07989 381948

All proceeds to Christian Aid – donations gratefully received!

Cheques made payable to “Central Hall Community Choir”

May 2 – Choir rehearsal at Orchard Lane Church, SO14 3BN

Tonight we are at Orchard Lane Church, Orchard Lane Southampton SO14 3BN. Although it is close to Central Hall I don’t think you can walk through any more since they have closed East Street Shopping Centre and Lime Street.

Parking – there is plenty of onroad parking – bays and single yellow lines.

C U later on!

Back to normal next week!


Welcome to the new web site of Central Hall Community Gospel Choir. We are a friendly all-ability S.A.T.B. gospel choir. We sing gospel, pops, African and other music in all sorts of venues in and around the city of Southampton:

“Singing in the Community… for the Community”

The choir is open to anyone and we won’t ask you any searching questions about your faith – or lack of it!
You don’t have to be able to read music and you won’t have to audition. Best of all, it’s FUN and it’s FREE!

We meet weekly Monday nights 8-10 pm during term time at Central Hall, St. Mary Street, SO14 1NF where we work hard at singing, making friends and having coffee together!

The choir performs at various venues around Southampton and is available for weddings, concerts, etc. For more information, find us on Facebook (search for Central Hall Community Gospel Choir) or contact Penny Hastings t: 023 8079 0278 m: 07989 381948