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.
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
“For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies.
Christ, our Lord, to you we raise
this, our hymn of grateful praise. “
#worship #faith #music
The CSS will be sharing in worship this morning, 10:30 at The Salvation Army Glenmore Temple in Calgary. We would love to see you there or visit any Salvation Army church in your community for worship today. Visit @Salvationist for locations.
In #calgary - come and hear th CSS tonight at Glenmore Temple, 7:00 pm. @Salvationist @tsacalgary
#CSS and Glenmore Temple Band at the Barbara Mitchell Resource Centre Stampede Breakfast - even the Stampede Princess’ came visited. @Salvationist @calgarystampede #CalgaryStampede #Calgary
Fan favourite in the #StampedeParade text #94 to 12312 to support TSA @Salvationist @tsacalgary #calgarystampede2018
CSS members are seen with the world famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the #Stampede2018 parade @Salvationist
#CSS in Banff at Bow Falls.