Mr. Datris Cobb

Choir Rehearsal:

Location:  Rev. A. L. McCargo Fellowship Hall

Time:       Thursday, 6:30 pm

Psalms 150:4 tells us,"praise him with strings and pipe," and Isaiah 38:20 says, "We will sing to stringed instruments all the days of our lives, in the house of the Lord."

Colossians 3:16

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.

Your Grace and Mercy......

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord"

The Mass Choir -

Mrs.Shakira Byrant, Director

Youth and Young Adults, Director

​​Datris Cobb , Musician     

The Music Ministry of Salem Gilfield is dedicated to presenting and leading the congregation in joyful and worshipful music. The Music Ministry has always been an important part of the worship service in the African American Church.  The musical presentations, whether it is before the Sunday Sermon, other services, or during special programs, prepare hearts and minds to receive God’s word, and answer His call for believers to join the Body of Christ.

The Vocal Ensembles at Salem Gilfield consist of:  The Mass Choir, The Male Chorus, and Children & Youth and Young Adults.  The scriptures calls for the Body of Christ to use their God-given talents in whatever the Lord has blessed them to do, and especially their God-given musical talents - "Voices are God-given blessings."


The Choirs of Salem Gilfield are not only talented in singing Gospel and Contemporary Christian styles, but they also have a rich tradition of singing the great spirituals, and hymns. Even during regular Prayer and Praise Services, you could hear the wonderful a Capella singing of four-part harmony - sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses ringing throughout the congregation.  

'Singing hymns' is also emphasized in scripture when we are told, "When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives" (Matt. 26:30).  Jesus and his disciples after the Last Supper sang a hymn.  We are committed to helping our congregation develop their God-given musical talents for the glory of God.

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