“Shoreline Soul” is a community choral gospel workshop directed by professional jingle and background singer, Angela Clemmons, of Madison, CT. The daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, Angela grew up singing and teaching gospel and wanted to share this uplifting, fun, spirited music on the Shoreline. Participants of all levels register for the five-week workshop, rehearsing on Monday nights for 2 hours. The five 2-hour workshop sessions will culminate in a hand-clapping, foot-stomping concert, where the participants perform the traditional and contemporary gospel songs they’ve learned at a free concert open to the public. Normally, there are two workshops per year, in the Spring and Fall at the First Congregational Church in Madison.
“Our weekly sessions are upbeat, fun and very user-friendly,” Angela says. “No one needs to know how to read music. All songs are taught by ear and everyone is given a practice CD. Because it’s all about the music and not a church service, we get singers from all faiths and even the faith-less. It works well. It’s amazing how much the choir learns and how confident they become in five short weeks, particularly when many have never sung gospel before.”
If you’re interested in participating in a future Shoreline Soul gospel workshop, you may contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-619-1415.
A free-will offering will be gathered to benefit the Guilford ABC House.