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About the ISS

The International Staff Songsters is the premier choir of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland.

The group was formed in 1980 by General Arnold Brown to inspire people with the 'heart songs' of The Salvation Army all around the world.

Visit our facebook page @InternationalStaffSongsters for reports, photos and videos from our concerts and events.

The men and women in the 30-strong choir have a personal Christian faith and are active members in their local Salvation Army corps (churches). Once a month, from September to June, the group comes together to present a varied musical programme and leads Christian worship at a Salvation Army centre. The Songsters' repertoire includes music from The Salvation Army, as well as composers such as Eric Whitacre, Will Todd and Sir John Taverner.

With a reputation for musical excellence, the Songsters regularly reach millions of people via television and radio appearances, and concerts all over the world. They have sung in a wide variety of locations: from cathedrals to squatter camps, from community centres to London's Royal Albert Hall.

International tours, to support members of The Salvation Army around the world in their service to local communities, include the United States of America, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Scandinavia, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. 

Listen again to ISS performances on CD or digital download. All profits from recordings and performances support the work of The Salvation Army.

Wherever they go, through music the ISS seek to introduce people to Jesus Christ and his power to transform lives and communities. Songsther Leader Dorothy Nancekievill says: "The privilege and joy we get from singing together as the ISS is immeasurable. We aim to excite, challenge and inspire as we share the Christian message through song."