Learn about when and where we meet, how you can sing with us, and how you can keep in touch with our events as a Friend of the Gale Force Gospel Choir.


 We meet on Monday evenings from 6 to 8pm during school terms

New singers are always welcome

The choir is open to all singers without audition

Singers do not need to be able to read music to join the choir

Interested singers get to try out their first night free

You can find us in the hall behind St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington

Membership Subscription

There is an annual membership fee to cover costs of running the choir.  You can also pay each term.

Please pay by the second Monday of the term. There is less admin for us if you pay by online banking, and we offer a small discount for this. 


Payment options for 2020:

  • $85 per term if payment made online.
  • $90 per term if paying by cash at our Welcome Desk.

New singers who join during the second half of a term pay only $40.


In the Room 

Gale Force Gospel meets in the hall at St Andrews on the Terrace 6-8pm Mondays during school terms.  (Covid level permitting)

We also run a Zoom session of the rehearsal so that members who are unwell or unable to get to choir that night can still attend rehearsal and get their weekly singing fix.

On Zoom

We meet online via Zoom at 6-8pm Mondays during school terms. 

To share the joy of singing, non-choir members are very welcome to join us during lockdown levels 2 and higher on Zoom. Obviously it’s not the same as being In the Room but we still find it fun and love to see each other continuing to enjoy singing.

Our wonderful song leaders, Carol Shortis and Ben Woods, have been upskilling in technology and song-leading online. They continue to build an incredible resource library of tracks of songs for different voice parts. All Zoomers are able to access these resources. 

Sadly, we no longer have any funding to run Zoom sessions as we did during Term 2 therefore we request non-choir members pay $10-15 for each Zoom session they attend. Pay according to your means. Choir members are currently covering all costs of the choir and our reserves are getting low as we have not been able to have some of our usual fund-raising events.  

We hope you enjoy the experience of singing uplifting African American Gospel with us in your own home!

If you would like to join our weekly Zoom, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our online banking details:

Account Number: (Kiwibank) 38 9017 080298300

Account Name: Gale Force Gospel Inc

Don't forget to add your name and, if applicable, the Zoom session date you attended as references.

Fees are non-refundable. In cases of significant hardship, the core group may approve exceptions. 


Singing dates for 2020

Term 1   3 February – 6 April
Term 2   27 April – 29 June (includes Queen's birthday)
Term 3   20 July – 21 September
Term 4   12 October – 14 December (includes Labour Day)


Keep in touch - become a friend

If you are interested in Gale Force Gospel Choir but don't want to sing you can join our Friends network. We will email to tell you about our annual concert and other events. We promise not to spam you.

Simply send your name and email address to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.