We are based in Virginia, Co. Cavan, but we also have members from many of the surrounding areas, Skryne, Ballyjamesduff, Oldcastle to name but a few! We are brought together by our love of Gospel Music.
Based in County Cavan, the Virginia Gospel Choir was formed in October 2004 after one of the members was inspired by the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and having an understanding that there was a need for an energetic vibrant choir in the community especially for the young people. The choir members initially got together for the love of singing something new and different, and then stayed for the friendship and self fulfilment. Many were already in church choirs or choral groups and wanted to join another choir that was different. When others saw how much enjoyment the existing members were having and how good they sounded they were eager to join.
We started with simple melodies, easily learned with few harmonies to get into the spirit of gospel. Gordon Chimbganda joined in 2006 and introduced us to new artists and styles of gospel. We embraced these and they gave new life to our singing with more changeling melodies and harmonies. YouTube and other such sites on the Internet have also opened up a whole new world to gospel choirs.
Ireland continues to embrace gospel music and our love of what we sing continues to grow and impact our lives, and for this we are eternally grateful.