Ceremony Spotlight- Gospel Choirs


‘Round these parts, it’s always a knee-slapping, hand-clapping good time when we hire a gospel choir to get our clients up and down the aisle.

Finding a great one is a bit of a challenge, though we do L-O-V-E love two of our local groups, Magnolia Singers and Voices of Deliverance. Questions to ask yourself are – how many people did you expect to see? We suggest at least 5, prefer 7-9. Do you want them in traditional robes? We suggest white- but some only have black robes or none at all. Do you see them singing processional music as well as recessional- or just a surprise recessional song or three? We’ve seen and done it all, and there’s no wrong or right.

Harder still is what songs to select. Many African-American spirituals are (understandably) heavy both historically and lyrically, and of course a lot are joyful and sunny. Check out some of our faves below; it’s hard to find them all as sung by gospel choirs, so you have to use your imagination! Remember too that most are going to sing a cappella- with only a tambourine or two to accompany. A few of these songs are just great as sung by gospel choirs, too.

AMAZING GRACE

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

O HAPPY DAY

YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME HIGHER

WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

LEAN ON ME

WAY BEYOND THE BLUE

 

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  1. Leigh Webber

    I love a good gospel choir at a wedding! I find myself singing along to whatever they sang as I edit the photos. For one bride in particular, I always think, “Oh Happy Day!” whenever I see her.

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