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The Salvation Army Choir SpiritSong, will perform in Timaru in July for what's thought to be the first time.

by Claire Allison

The Salvation Army’s territorial choir SpiritSong is visiting Timaru for what is thought to be the first time.

The choir will visit over the weekend of July 20-22, and among other events will perform a Saturday evening concert and at a Sunday church service.

Timaru corps officer Jacob Howan said the choir tried to spread its visits around the Salvation Army territory of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, and he understood the group was trying to get to more regional centres.

“We’re very happy to have them come share with us, as we host them in Timaru for the weekend.”

SpiritSong was first formed in 1995 as the New Zealand National Songsters, described as a vibrant vocal ministry designed to minister to both believers and non-believers. Members come from all walks of life – teachers, youth workers, retail managers, IT professionals, students and retirees.

SpiritSong accepts invitations for a maximum of five weekend visits each year.

The choir will give a public concert at the Salvation Army’s Timaru Corps in Wai-iti Rd at 7pm on Saturday, July 21. Entry is a gold coin donation.