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.
Lieutenant-Colonel Wendy Waters, CSS, Executive Officer, is seen presenting a copy of the CSS’ new CD: “Presenting The Canadian Staff Songsters” to Commissioner Susan McMillan, TC today at THQ.
On sale through THQ Supplies and Purchasing Department August 1, 2019. @Salvationist
The CSS are delighted to congratulate Canadian Staff Bandsman and composer, Marcus Venables for being the 2019 Cory Composition Prize Winner with his work entitled “Colussus.”
With every best wish for continued success.
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The CSS wish all are Canadian supporters a happy: ???????????????? day weekend. @Salvationist
The Salvation Army Canadian Staff Songsters are cheering on the @Raptors in their quest for the NBA championship. Go Raptors Go! #toronto #NBAFinals2019 #basketball #canada
Wonderful to share in ministry with the @LCB_can and Songsters this weekend. Thank you for your partnership in ministry. @Salvationist
A joy to share in ministry with the London Citadel Songsters this weekend. That is one significant group of choristers! #london @Salvationist @LCB_can #choir
The CSS congratulate the @Raptors on winning the Eastern Conference Championship. We’re cheering you on in the @NBA #Finals @jpzmurray
Looking forward to our weekend in London, Ontario - June 1/2, 2019. @Salvationist
Getting ready to go on-air with “Let There Be Praise” 7:30-9:30 listen live at:
https://t.co/2F5jkrfS7w- tonight’s program is sponsored by the CSS. @Salvationist https://t.co/XZio2IPsSb
It’s important to reflect and remember and celebrate those who have gone before.