Gospel Choir

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Mission Statement

The St. Brigid Gospel Choir was founded by Father William L. Norvel, S.S.J. in 1980. The first director was Mr. Charles Johnson. Under his musical directorship the choir traveled across the United States to such locations as Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. In addition, the choir has ministered to many churches of various denominations in both Northern and Southern California. The St. Brigid Gospel Choir has aired both on radio and television. In 1987, the choir also had the privilege of singing for Pope John Paul II during his visit to Los Angeles. The SBGC also sang the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball team during the mid-1980’s.

As ministers of music, the choir’s mission is to instill gospel music within the Catholic Church: to encourage Black Catholics to become more aware of our heritage; to proclaim “the word” through song in the center of its tradition and culture; and to promote spiritual growth and expand its ministry.

Currently the choir continues to minister to God’s people under the leadership of pastor, Father Kenneth Keke, S.S.J., director, Ms. V. Shirley Massie; and president, Ms. Phaebra Croft.

The Gospel Choir rehearses Tuesday nights at 7 PM, Days and time may change due to circumstances.

For more information or to sign up please contact St. Brigid Church (323)292-0781 and leave a message for:


Phaebra Croft