Sutton Bridge (and surrounding area!) Gospel Choir
This choir really is for everyone and welcomes members of all ages and abilities. Although it is a Christian
choir it welcomes anyone who would like to join. Music ranges from soulful, traditional spirituals and early gospel songs,
to lively modern songs as well as those written specifically for the choir by its director Christina Oxtoby.
has an honours degree in music and has led a number of different choirs over the years, but it was her introduction to the
Gospel Choir of Ridley Hall College, Cambridge that she eventually went on to lead, that gave her such a love of Gospel Music.
She then founded and led Stamford Gospel Choir before starting Sutton Bridge Gospel Choir. She believes that great harmonies
and cool rhythms make great music, whilst a supportive, friendly atmosphere that welcomes everyone who joins, builds
a loving community that allows people to try new things. Music is mostly learnt by ear (how this music is traditionally taught)
and although this may initially sound daunting people are always surprised, after a couple of weeks, by how quickly they start
to remember it.
about joining the choir, or to book the choir for a performance (please be aware that
the choir are invited to many more performances than they can possibly attend,) please contact Claire, the choir secretary (a different Claire to Christina's PA, but just as lovely!)
'Anyone can sing with enough encouragement,
whether they think they can or not!' Christina Oxtoby, Choir Director