This event will take place at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DD
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is delighted to be bringing the truly inspirational gospel choir, Manchester Inspirational Voices, to its 10th annual jazz festival. This will be the first time a gospel choir has performed in 10 years of jazz festivals, and the first time for a visit to Clitheroe and Ribble Valley for Manchester Inspirational Voices. We feel sure that the choir’s performance at St.Mary's Church, a new festival venue, will be a stirring moment for believers and for jazz fans performed by a choir that was named ‘Gospel Choir of the Year - 2016’ by the BBC. This is a very experienced and talented choir, having been founded by choir director Wayne Ellington in 2006 when it started out as Manchester Sing Out Choir. Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues, festival organiser, was eager to bring MIV to Clitheroe because of a shared aspiration with the choir for ‘bringing diverse communities together’.
Wayne Ellington’s unquestionable gift and vision is shared around the UK and Europe through his passion for gospel and all kind of inspirational music. His vision to introduce and re-introduce faith through gospel and inspirational singing is uplifting for individuals who have a desire to promote positive spirituality.
The choir presents a great sense of friendship and excitement. Their performances are moving and passionate. Their voices and astounding music arrangements on original and cover songs truly reflect the vision of hope through our communities.
Manchester Inspirational Voices attracts people from a wide are of the North West of England. It aspires to gather communities such as; families, organisations, corporate businesses and people of all class, age and gender to build and increase positive action across the North West region of the UK.
The choir’s primary purpose is to introduce faith in a very encouraging way and to guide, develop and support diverse communities to live well together, all through music and singing. It aims to to support local community togetherness. Its vision is help people to understand humanity through singing and develop strategies that facilitate and promote community togetherness and acceptance through faith.
Manchester Inspirational Voices’ core values are extremely worthy! The choir values individuals, creates inclusive opportunities for all people, and encourages individuals to sing with freedom and achieve greater self-confidence.