Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir
Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir is Victoria’s hottest 80 voice community gospel choir. We’re passionate about the joyous and uplifting nature of Gospel music. We love singing together and we love performing for you!We sing a wide range of sacred music, gospel and soul, from early spirituals like Steal Away, the golden era of the gospel quartets, the soul gospel sounds of 60‘s and 70‘s, Aretha Franklin’s classic songs, Mavis Staples, Bob Dylan and contemporary gospel giants such as Kirk Franklin.
Phil Heuzenroeder, MMGC’s Music Director
“I am hugely passionate about singing together, and for me, gospel music is the most powerful and unifying music to sing. I love its uplifting power and its passion as the music expresses the history of struggle of African and African-American people.
I’m fascinated by its long history and evolution as a musical genre and its central place in worship and community. I love gospel music’s capacity to bring us together as a choir and with our audiences, sharing our common humanity through song. I strive for MMGC to interpret its meaning in a secular community environment and discover how it speaks to our daily lives here in Australia.”
Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan
In 2011, MMGC presented our Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan show to 3 sold out shows in Nov 2011, and then to 5,000 people on the Port Fairy Folk Festival main stage. We took Dylan’s brilliant songs from his “Christian conversion” period Slow Train and Saved albums and interpreted them for our huge massed choir sound.