Wisconsin UCC Gospellers

Vision and Dreams

Our Mission: To bridge cultural divides and touch souls through the transformative power of Gospel music.

Our Vision: A world where God’s love triumphs over that which divides us.

You’ve heard about our cross-cultural exchange tours.
Did you know you can also SING WITH US
regularly right here in Wisconsin?

Join us for:

  • Regular 2nd Saturday rehearsals.
  • Workshops with professional musicians.
  • Occasional invited performances.

Share the inspiration of gospel music and stretch your own sprit.

JOIN the Wisconsin GOSPELLERS

We’ve long dreamed of developing both long-distance and local connections. In 2018-19, this means we’re singing in Wisconsin towns like Sheboygan, Marshfield, Fremont and West Bend AND reaching out to both the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) and the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (EKIR).  The UCC has full “ecclesial communion” with these German churches—which means baptism, Holy Communion, and pastoral ordination are mutually recognized. The WI Gospellers hope to tour in Hesse and and Rhineland in Summer 2019.

 

But that’s not all!
We’re looking ahead with an eye on plans for those who love to sing gospel music, but can’t make such a major trip.

BENEFITS?

  • Three all-day Saturday WORKSHOPS during the year where you can sing your heart out and learn toe-tapping, hand-clapping, heart-touching repertoire of gospel songs. Dates in progress.
  • Outstanding PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS to inspire, coach and challenge you:
    • Dr. Martin Ulrich (Lakeland College, Sheboygan), Director
    • Roanna Brazier, Accompanist
    • Nick Stark, Percussionist
  • A continually GROWING REPERTOIRE of gospel music
  • Theological and historical CONTEXT of gospel traditions
  • Printed music and online access to digital PRACTICE TRACKS 
  • FELLOWSHIP with other Gospellers and our singing partners
  • INSPIRATION from others’ faith journeys
  • SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS led by our Chaplain

RESPONSIBILITIES?

  • Learn your music. Practice before/between rehearsals and ask for help when you need it.
  • Show up on time—and in proper attire.
  • Bring ALL your music to any event
  • Notify the director well in advance if you will miss a rehearsal or performance. Register promptly for upcoming events so we can plan appropriately
  • Cover travel expenses for rehearsals/performances.Car-pooling is encouraged—it deepens our connections and saves energy
  • Help provide potluck meals and snacks as needed for various events
  • Promote the Wisconsin GOSPELLERS in your church, community, region
  • Have fun! Pray for the choir’s ministry and for each other!