Another season of Gospel Choir is upon us! Rehearsals will start Monday night Feb 4th from 7 to 9p. There’s no need to pre-register for anything, we’ll take care of that when we see you!

The basics of what you need to know: Rehearsals on Monday nights from 7p to 9p at Hope Summit Church, 1315 SE 6th AVE In Rochester. This is the same place we have met the last few years. Enter the building from the West Parking Lot.  We will meet every Monday night in Feb, March & April, , Except for March 18th!  We will perform afternoon and evening concerts on either Sunday May 5th or Sunday May 12th. One in Rochester & the other in Stewartville.  We will decide which date by the end of February.  Students in 8th Grade thru HS Seniors are welcome!

Our rehearsal schedule includes 12 Mondays…we hope you can make them all but we realize that might not be possible with your schedules, so please come when you can. We expect you to attend at least 7 to 9 of the rehearsals. If you’re a Spring Sport participant, come early and often so it’s not a big deal when you have to miss a rehearsal or two because of games/meets.

Teen Gospel Choir is open to to students in 8th Grade thru High School Seniors from any school (Public, Private & Home) in our region. There are NO auditions to be in the group but you’d be expected to audition for Solo’s in specific songs. The only cost to be part of the group is your time and $12 for a concert T-shirt.

Mr. Nick Johnson is back as Director. He is the HS Choir Director at Stewartville, has Directed for SE MN Honors Choir and is a close, personal friend of Billy Joel!

We’re excited for another year, and we hope you are too! Actually, we hope you’re so excited that you’ll spend the next 2-3 weeks inviting your friends to join us!

If a friend says, “I’m not a good singer!” You say, “Perfect, this is the place for you!”

They say, “I can’t make every rehearsal!” You say, “This is still the place for you!”

They say “I don’t have $ for a shirt!” You say, “That’s OK, Gary will pay for it!”

They say “I won’t be able to be at the concert!” You say, “Super, come have fun with other teens and be encouraged!”

Whatever the question or concern just say “Try it for a few weeks…and then decide!”

Let me know what other questions you have! See you in a few weeks!

Call Gary at (507) 288-4567 or email him at [email protected]