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.
Yes, we have recorded our new album which will be out in a little bit. In the mean time, these download cards of our first record can be purchased via email. A card number will be sent and once the download is complete the card will be destroyed. Let me know.
We have finished our recording, have changed, and have arrived at Mountain Citadel for our programme with their band tonight. 7pm. 835 Stone Church Rd. E. Hope to see you there.
Our second soloist, Janine, behind the mic.
Recording session 3. A beautiful and cool morning in Hamilton.
Heading back to The Hammer tonight for recording session #2 of 3. Tomorrow evening, if you're in the area, why not come hear us live with the Mountain Citadel Band at 7:00pm?
Our first soloist, Glenn Court, takes the mic. This album will feature two soloists.
After four years,we are thrilled to be back recording our new album.
Please join us in June in Hamilton.
If you didn't get a chance to see this live, here is last night's programme.
Please join us online tonight.