The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir is a nondenominational community choir in Montpelier, Vermont (USA). Our members hail from all over the central Vermont area and from many different faith (and nonfaith) traditions. While professional singers are always welcome, the choir is composed mostly of people with no professional training. Anyone may join us; we ask only that they bring a love of this powerful music tradition and a willingness to open their hearts to what happens when we sing it.
The choir combines soul, jazz, blues, and original and traditional gospel music to produce an exuberant sound. We sing to share with each other and with the community the joy, hope, and inspiration of gospel music. We sing because we have to, because we love it, and because we are changed by it.
Our Director is John Harrison, and our band members are Ira Friedman on piano, Andric Severance on organ, Keith Gibson on drums, John Ryan on bass, and Andy Pitt on guitar.
The choir meets for two seasons every year: from August/September to December, and again from January to May/June. At the end of every season we usually perform two concerts, one in Montpelier for our loyal local fans, and one elsewhere—often in Vermont, but sometimes out of state. If you are interested in joining us, please download the current enrollment form.