AUDIO: Gospel choir takes church to the streets
A SALFORD gospel choir hit all the right notes in Manchester
city centre, causing shoppers to start dancing and singing away, writes Natasha
The all-women group, from the New Testament Church of God, attracted a large crowd beneath the Victoria statue in Piccadilly Gardens.
It was a huge change to the usual scenario, of wary shoppers passing Christian street messengers as hurriedly as possible.
Singer Dorothy put the group’s popularity down to the performance: “Music is so universal, so I think people respond to music. But to me, it’s not just the music, it’s the words.”
One of the organisers, Pat Ferguson, said: “The Gospel is all about going out – in an environment like this we are able to reach so many more people.”
The choir have performed at number of other locations around Manchester but meet on Sundays in Old Trafford.
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