Inshallah is a choir of more than 100 voices, gathering from across campus and throughout Waterloo Region, singing songs of praise and prayer, of joy and lament, from around the world. It’s a fun and welcoming space where multifaith and multicultural diversity is explored through music at rehearsals, public gatherings, and workshops.
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary funds Inshallah, which falls under the leadership of Debbie Lou Ludolph, the director of the seminary’s Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, with the help of a volunteer advisory committee.
There are no auditions to join the choir — newcomers are welcome during the first three weeks of a semester. Each singer contributes $20 per semester to cover resources for Inshallah and support our projects.
For more information, contact Sandy or David at email@example.com.
Introducing Inshallah Kids — a multifaith, multicultural children’s choir imagined from the Inshallah adult choir, and initiated to provide an opportunity for interested children to sing, learn and be together. Inshallah Kids, formed in the Fall of 2016, is under the direction and collaboration of Inshallah members Kelly Kirkham, Dawud Wharnsby and Ruth-Anne Hamel.
All Are Welcome! Join Us!
This fall, beginning Sept. 11, we will meet on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Empire Public School, 83 Empire St., Waterloo. We plan to sing with Inshallah during their event on Nov. 5, 2017.
Take a look at some photos and videos from recent Inshallah practices and performances:
Inshallah recordings are available at Sperling’s in person and online. The 'Sing the Circle Wide' songbook is available at the seminary’s temporary location, 190 Lester St. in Waterloo, and online at Sperling’s Church Supply.
'Songs and Prayers to Share' is a booklet that collects some of the songs that have been generated through the Inshallah experience and the Kanata Centre. Request a PDF copy of this music resource.
We rehearse from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, weather permitting, throughout the academic year. In particular, we focus on songs from the global south, but also sing Canadian hymns and new songs that are written for our group in an effort to define our Canadian contribution to global song. We have a team of instrumentalists who accompany and sing with Inshallah.
Note: While the seminary building is under construction, we will be rehearsing at nearby St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 240 Hemlock St.
Parking at St. Michael’s Catholic Church is limited. Be careful to not park in the gold permit section at the north end of the property. Some on-street parking is often available. In Laurier’s white lots, parking is free after 4:30 p.m. and does not require a pass.
Our goal is to make all activities fully accessible to members. Rehearsal space is wheelchair accessible, and we make every effort to ensure performance venues are wheelchair accessible. Out of consideration for those who have scent allergies or sensitivities, we ask members to refrain from using scented products during rehearsals, retreats and concerts.
If you have allergies, please adjust your seating to accommodate your needs. Let us know if there is any other way to assist you.
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