The MBI Gospel Ensemble uses music to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The group is comprised of a choir and a band, and members are exposed to many different styles of gospel music. This ensemble places an emphasis on the Word of God and conveying love through a ministerial message of praise and worship.
The repertoire of this fully accredited gospel ensemble consists of both traditional and contemporary gospel styles. The Gospel Ensemble performs concerts in the Chicagoland area at churches, schools, and organizations.
Sondra Davis leads the Gospel Ensemble and serves as the administrator for the Moody Community Music School. She has worked with many artists and various record labels, and continues a career in professional singing and recording. Sondra directed numerous choirs, conducted and judged auditions, established choral ensembles, and has written books, musicals, and plays. She holds four Master’s degrees: one in vocal performance, another in music education, a third in educational leadership, and a fourth in curriculum and instruction.
Membership in the Gospel Ensemble is by audition and open to students in any majors. Joining includes the expectation of a yearlong commitment. Auditions take place the week before school begins in August.
A typical audition includes:
Contact the conductor with questions or to schedule an audition outside the regular time frame.