The New Creation Choir is a church based local community choir. It comprises of 40-50 members from St Anne's Church, Chasetown; St John's Church, Chase Terrace; Christchurch, Burntwood; St John's Church Hammerwich; St Joseph'sChurch, Burntwood; Burntwood Methodist Church; Beacon Community Church; Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford; plus members from the local community.
Origins of the choir go back to the mid 80's, when Yvonne decided she would like to direct a performance of one of Roger Jones' cantatas - "Jerusalem Joy". An ecumenical choir made up of members of the local churches and also children from St Anne's Church came together to produce this amazing event with more than 100 people taking part.
The performances continued for several years, and performed a number of Roger Jones' cantatas - 'Saints Alive, Greater Than Gold, From Pharaoh to Freedom, Mary Magdalene and Jairus' Daughter. Yvonne also directed the choir to sing Come Together, (a musical experience of love between Jesus and His Father - taken from chapter 17 of the Gospel of John, with words and music written by Jimmy and Carol Owens).
Approximately 10 years ago there was an opportunity to re-form the choir because the 'Womens' World Day of Prayer' needed a choir to lead the worship. Yvonne stepped in and contacted the Burntwood Churches and formed a choir. This choir is known as The New Creation Choir and have helped with events at different churches in the area ever since.
The great thing about the choir is that you do not need to be an excellent singer or even read music. All that is asked is that you are enthusiastic and eager to have a go.