JT Thomas (left)

JT Thomas (left)

Revelation Choir makes its debut

New choir has 35 members from 15 churches, who will perform songs of praise in a concert on May 27

Diane Nault started thinking about the Revelation Choir two-and-a-half years ago.

“Most churches don’t have choirs anymore and there is no gospel choir where people of all ages, all voices, from all churches can get together to sing. We started putting out the posters and talking about it in January and we got fantastic response,” said Diane, who is the choir leader. Her husband, Fred Nault, is the sound and equipment manager.

“We have about 35 people from 15 churches. One mother brings her two young daughters. We have members from nine to 82 and some very lovely soloists,” said Diane. “The members include music teachers and people who don’t read music. It’s not auditioned, it’s for the community, people who have experience singing in choirs and people who would like to learn to sing in a choir.”

At first, Diane couldn’t decide what to call the choir but decided she would know the right name when she heard it.

“Our pastor was speaking on Revelations 4 where God is being praised for his holiness. I knew that was the name of the choir,” she said. She had played the piano in church since she was nine, accompanied singers and has directed choirs, as well as teaching piano.

The choir sings with accompaniment professionally recorded for choirs.

“I believe the Lord is bringing everyone and  everything together,” said Fred. “The response has been fantastic. We are planning to perform at other places in the community and at the Rotary Carol Festival.”

They are both delighted with the response and look forward to welcoming more members to the choir in the fall.

“Come and hear the music and expect to be blessed,” said Diane.

The program for the concert includes well-known and contemporary gospel songs with solos and instrumentals. The group Heavenbound is the special guest. The audience will have a chance to sing with the choir at the end of the program. Visions of Heaven takes place May 27 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Admission is free and a free-will offering will be taken.

For more information call 250-260-3452 or e-mail revelation4choir@gmail.com.