We are based in Virginia, Co. Cavan, but we come from many of the surrounding areas, Navan, Ratoath, Skryne, Ballyjamesduff 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 our keyboard player 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. There is also all the traditional gospel material that we would have all learnt in our early years like “Amazing Grace” and “Let the Circle Be Unbroken” which we still perform and still are very popular with our audiences