Christina Oxtoby
Sutton Bridge (and surrounding area!) Gospel Choir
Choir practices are on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm at St Matthew's Church, Sutton Bridge (during term time - Lincolnshire term dates.) All welcome, free of charge, no auditions (unless you'd like to sing a solo!) and disabled friendly. 
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.

Christina 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.
 webassets/GospelChoir.JPGTo enquire 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