Celebrating 40 years
Singing the heart songs: 1980 to 2020
Singing to the heart from 1980 to 2020
We are delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the International Staff Songsters this year. Our mandate since our founding has been to sing the heart songs of The Salvation Army, whether the songs are new or from our rich musical legacy.
All members, past and present, have been custodians of this purpose. We have the greatest gift and privilege to sing words and music inspired by scripture that teach us the truths of the Bible message and enhance our personal devotions and corporate worship. We are grateful for the opportunities we have had to praise and worship and share God’s love.
Exactly 40 years to the day, in March 2020 the ISS returned to the venue of our first public performance - the Fairfield Halls, Croydon - for a Choral Symphony, hosted by Aled Jones.
Reflections from the leaders of the International Staff Songsters since 1980
The International Staff Songsters (ISS) is at the forefront of Salvation Army vocal music making in the UK and around the world.
Recordings of the International Staff Songsters
Tune in to BBC One's Songs of Praise for the next two Sundays (16 and 23 August) and you will see members of the International Staff Songsters.
Wherever we go, the Songsters seek to introduce people to Christ and change lives through music