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Moody Gospel Choir

Moody Gospel Choir

The Moody Gospel Choir 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 both traditional and contemporary 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 Moody Gospel Choir performs concerts on the Moody campus and in the Chicagoland area at churches, schools, and other organizations.

Meet the Conductor

Walter Owens grew up under the teaching and ministry of late Apostle Richard D. Henton, founder/pastor of the Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church (Chicago). He sang in the choir and was widely exposed to the Chicago music and church community. His professional full-time music ministry career now spans over 34 years and has served many pastors, churches, and educational institutions throughout Illinois and Indiana. Minister Owens is a well sought-after clinician, singer, church leadership coach/consultant, and conductor and has traveled extensively to Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and Latvia participating in gospel festivals and concerts. He has also traveled and performed concerts in Jerusalem, South Africa, Latvia, Argentina, China, Fiji, France, Spain, Indonesia, and Australia.

Entrance Requirements

Membership in the Moody Gospel Choir is by audition and open to students in any major. Community members are welcome and joining includes requires a yearlong commitment. Auditions take place during Welcome Week in August and typically includes:

  • Vocal exercises
  • Singing a song of your choice
  • An interview with the conductor

Contact the conductor with questions or to schedule an audition outside of the regular timeframe at