Gospel Rising Music Festival

Galway May 12th – 14th 2017

Music, workshops & fun for everyone!

Choral Workshop – Contemporary Traditional Gospel

Facilitator: Wayne Ellington

In this workshop Wayne is going to take a look at the music of two gospel stalwarts; Edwin Hawkins (the man who brought us the contemporary version of Oh Happy Day that is loved the world over) and Richard Smallwood (a gospel legend who mixes traditional gospel music with classical and ethic music styles).

The abilities of both these men to bring a new edge to tradition gospel music and keep it relevant,  fresh and contemporary is an inspiration for all choirs who want to give gospel their own twist.  In this workshop we will see how the experts do it!