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.
Inshallah recordings are available for $20 each through Augsburg Fortress Canada.
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.
There are no auditions to join — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passes are available during rehearsals for a limited number of parking spots adjacent to the seminary. Please see the greeters at the door of Keffer Memorial Chapel for details. In Laurier’s white lots, parking is free after 4:30 p.m. and does not require a pass. The white lot closest to the chapel is at University Stadium on Seagram Drive.
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.
Photos and Videos
Take a look at some photos and videos from recent Inshallah practices and performances:
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