Music is an integral part of Salvation Army ministry around the world, and the Canada and Bermuda Territory is no exception. The territory’s vocal ministry received a boost in the fall of 2016 with the formation of the Canadian Staff Songsters, under the leadership of Major Len Ballantine. This group of choristers will lead the territory in worship, evangelism and integrated mission through music. The Salvation Army in Canada had a staff songster brigade in its early days, but such a group has not existed for about 100 years.
For all of us who have been involved in the formation of the new Canadian Staff Songsters it is a tremendous honour and privilege,” says Major Ballantine. “Our people come from all walks of life. Some have had musical training beyond what they learned at the corps or music camp, but the vast majority are just good musicians who can read music and sing. Our rehearsals are amazing times of ‘joy in discovery’ as we learn what we can do together.”
Through its ministry, the Canadian Staff Songsters aims to enrich the faith of Salvationists across the territory and beyond, to solidify the mission of the Army in the hearts and minds of those who hear them sing, and move the Army forward in faith.
We’re looking forward to sharing in ministry at NTCC November 3/4 - always a joy! @Salvationist
The CSS is looking forward to our upcoming visit to NTCC. See the poster for details! @Salvationist @tsatoronto
The Canadian Staff Songsters wish all their friends and followers a lovely Thanksgiving Weekend!
“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1 @Salvationist
CSS Director, Major Len Ballantine leads Jubilee Brass in “I know thou art mine” - which was composed by Maestro Ballantine.
First ministry weekend of the new season - Woodstock Community Church. Always fun to be together and especially great today to have the Ontario Lakes Divisional Youth Chorus join us in rehearsal. — in Woodstock, Ontario. @Salvationist
The countdown is on! First ministry weekend of the new season - #Woodstock - hope to see you there! @Salvationist @TSALondon @TSAWindsor
#CSS first rehearsal of the 2018-2019 is in the books. Great to be together. @Salvationist #choir #sing #faith
The countdown is on!
First rehearsed of the 2018/2019 season is Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth” Psalm 96:1 @Salvationist
The CSS are praying for General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle as they assume the role of international leaders of The Salvation Army.
May God richly bless and use you for His honour and glory. @Salvationist
Toronto is home to the CSS. It is also the Territorial Center for TSA in Canada/Bermuda: last night a mass shooting: 3 dead, 13 injured.
Pray for the victims, families first-responders, civic leaders, Danforth community in Toronto. Thnx
@Salvationist @tsatoronto @bpeddle