Bristol based Renewal gospel choir has been singing soul stirring gospel music since 2005. As we continue to grow and seek out new opportunities to share our music we remain faithful to our core values of the Christian message of hope and spiritual renewal.
Over the years we have grown from a handful of g singers and musicians to a 50 strong choir membership representing a diverse range of denominations, cultural backgrounds, ages and abilities.
The vibrant voices of Renewal are directed by the highly talented choir director Kim Samuels whose ability and inspiration is powerfully supported by our seasoned and accomplished musical director Philip Barclay and the rest of the Renewal band.
Renewal is very active and ambitiously keen to spread its inspirational gospel message far and wide. We also believe in the power of partnership to raise a Renewal remains truly grass roots in its appeal as we continue to engage audiences, young and old, to the vibrant and exhilarating gospel music experience. In 2011 Renewal registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) with the following community interest statement:
Community Interest Statement
Renewal Choir’s activities will provide benefit to the music appreciating people and communities of the Bristol area and beyond, community projects and charitable organisations promoting social causes and raising funds, Christian organisations in and around the Bristol area seeking to collaborate for the promotion of the Christian faith for the benefit of the general public, Renewal choir members seeking to develop a “mastery” of the gospel music tradition. This is broken down into the 4 core activities areas listed below:
- Public Events and Festivals as a catalyst for promoting gospel music’s important contribution to the rich cultural heritage of Bristol and surrounding area.
- Charitable Events and Projects providing singing performances in support of community projects and charitable organisations promoting social causes and raising funds in the Bristol area and beyond
- Community Action promotion of the Christian faith for the benefit of the general public and cross community cohesion
- Technical Improvement Provision of vocal and music workshops and rehearsal sessions to improve the competence of choir members who wish to develop a mastery of the gospel music tradition
Surplus Income over expenditure (profits)
If the company makes any surplus it will be used for the advancement of the choir and its activities through skills development workshops, capacity building of the choir as an organisation and supporting public events which showcase excellence in gospel music in the Bristol and surrounding area.