Joyful Voices of Inspiration

Effective date for entry: 1/14/2016

Contact information

Mailing address:P.O. Box 6318
Lincoln, MA 01773-6318


Located in Brookline, MA 02452

Joyful Voices is a non-denominational community of singers who celebrate and love to share the joy, power and "good news" message of gospel music. An integral part of the black church experience, gospel music is also an important American art form with a history that deserves to be shared.

Joyful Voices rejoices in the diversity of its membership and encourages participation by singers of ALL ages, singing ability, cultures and religious affiliations. Choir members range in age from 20 to 70+ years. The group embraces people of all races, creeds, and classes, and aspires to serve as a model of harmony. Members of the choir are high school and college students, as well as adults and seniors from a variety of Greater Boston towns and suburbs. Almost all our music is learned by rote with just the lyrics distributed on paper. Rarely do we use sheet music and a large number of our singers are not sight readers.

Originally formed as a one time pick-up choir for a singing tour to Italy, the choir has its roots as a traveling choir. That first tour was so much fun, and the experience of singing gospel abroad so moving and unforgettable that the choir made a commitment to travel and sing every summer. We have sung in Italy, Ireland, France, Holland, Brazil, and most recently, Costa Rica (to name a few)!

Visitors and those interested in joining the choir are welcome and encouraged to come attend a rehearsal. We rehearse most Mondays from 7:30 - 9:00PM at the First Parish Unitarian Church, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA.

Music Director:Donnell Patterson
Year founded:1999
Number of Singers:60
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • No auditions required
  • Dues required
  • Commercial recordings

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Last updated: 2016-01-15 03:10:50U

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