The Marcus Mosely Chorale (MMC) is comprised of 60+ singers, predominantly from Metro Vancouver but also including Vancouver Island and Bellingham.
The MMC focusses on Gospel music with influences of jazz, pop and R&B. The MMC repertoire includes original songs and unique arrangements by the Directors (see below).
Now in it’s seventh year, the MMC recently recorded a CD called “Labour of Love”. They have performed at the Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, the “Out for Lunch” concert series at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Jazz Festival Vespers, the Dundarave Festival of Lights, the 55+ BC Games, and the Mission Music Festival.
Marcus is a member of the Entertainment Hall of Fame, The Sojourners (singing trio), and has sung throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific, Australia and the Middle East…
Bill has been a sought-after performer, musical director and teacher for many years. Bill served as David Foster’s Music Director for many years, working with artists such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion…
Darlene is a performer as well as a songwriter, arranger, teacher, choral and musical director and accompanist. She was a Director of the Institute of Music Ministry at Pacific Life Bible College…
Well-known Vancouver Gospel musicians Marcus Mosely, Bill Sample, and Darlene Ketchum, the creative team behind the Marcus Mosely Chorale, will guide participants through this incredible musical journey.
Experience the joy of Gospel Choral singing! From its roots of field songs and spirituals to its development into blues, jazz, R&B etc., Gospel music has been used as a herald of social justice and civil rights, for unifying and connecting people and as a powerful platform to let one’s ‘voice’ be heard. It is some of the most inspirational and electrifying music to arise from North America! This workshop will focus on presenting and experiencing Gospel music as an empowering force for overcoming adversity and oppression… and moving to an unbridled expression of joy and personal empowerment.
We are always looking for singers! If you can sing, enjoy our music and would like to join the choir, we hold several auditions throughout the year.
We rehearse from September to June on Monday nights, 7:15 – 9:30. The vast majority of our rehearsals are at St. Andrews Wesley in downtown Vancouver.
Choir members are not required to read music (although it’s helpful if you do). Choir members are expected to do some rehearsal on their own between choir rehearsals to ensure you know your parts in the repertoire. To help with this, the MMC has a members’ only section on the website that includes lyrics, full scores and MP3’s of the various parts for most of the songs in our repertoire.