We are always recruiting members. We are primarily an adult choir, all
ages from middle school on up. Please check us out for the first rehearsal
with no obligation - just to get a flavor of what we are all about.
FALL = September to November
SPRING = March to May
Chris Coogan (if you don't know him already) is a fabulously talented
jazz and gospel musician who developed the Good News Gospel Choir over
ten years ago. He has a way of inspiring each member to personal growth
and confidence, while leading the group to greater levels of musicality
Choir Member Testimony:
"Before joining the GNGC (over 3 years ago), I had only sung to the
windshield of my car and to my cats! Now, I love sharing the gift of
music in many settings and have even ventured out into a solo on occasion.
I have felt that the choir has really been a way for me to share the
love of Christ and to connect with the Lord.”
This is just one testimony among many. If you are looking for a serious,
committed group that is fun, fulfilling, and accepting - this is the group
Maybe you’re a professional singer . . . or a shower-singer . . . or
maybe you miss the high school chorus group or church choir. Whatever
the case, no matter your level of singing ability, WE WANT YOU!!!! If
you are a retired member, why not consider coming out of retirement for
CONSIDERING THE COMMITMENT:
The 12 week season involves . . .
- Newcomer Night is our first rehearsal each season, which is very informal
with no pressure. Just come, mingle, and sing with the group. Everyone
- Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Norfield
Congregational Church in Weston, CT (64 Norfield Road). You can call
them for their automated directions at 203-227-7886. We urge people
to come to every rehearsal and our general guideline is "no more than
- We perform regularly throughout our seasons, often on Sunday mornings
at area churches. This is a great opportunity to appreciate different
worship experiences, and to bring something fresh and full of energy
to various congregations. A typical season consists of approximately
eight to ten gigs culminating in an end-of-season concert. We have a
general "no more than two absences" guideline for gigs.
- Payment of $65 administrative fee, due no later than the third rehearsal,
$100 for families. (Yes, that's right! We're lucky enough to have several
whole families who sing together with us.) This fee includes practice
CD(s), all printed material and supports (our bare bones!) administrative
- You do NOT need to know how to read music! All parts are taught by
ear. You will receive a copy of the lyrics along with a practice CD.
Honest to goodness, we will teach you everything you need to know! For
most members this means learning the basics of singing plus the more
specific gospel vocal techniques. For those interested, there are many
opportunities for solos and furthering your musical education with more
- Readiness to sing, laugh, have a good time, and enjoy yourself! This
is powerful music that really brings a group together in spirit. You
will find that we are a really friendly, open and fun group. Our aim
is to enjoy ourselves while learning and improving, as we spread joy
- Everyone is welcome! We cherish diversity in every respect. There
is a place for you here at Good News!
If you are interested in joining the Good News Gospel Choir and/or would
like additional information please call Pru Hartley at 203-543-1230 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.