Frequently Asked Questions
What is the line-up of the Gospel Project Vocal Ensemble?
The Vocal Ensemble is a 6-piece outfit comprised of five singers (2 male, 3 female) and piano player. Because we’re all multi-instrumentalists, this same line-up includes guitar, percussion and violin, so you really get your money’s worth! The Vocal Ensemble is the one we recommend for wedding ceremonies – please visit our Weddings page for further info. We provide a top quality sound system for all our performances. The group can be augmented with extra singers if you require a larger ensemble for your wedding or function (see below).
Do The Gospel Project perform at corporate events?
Yes. Please see our Corporate Events page for further information.
I would like to hear the group before booking you. What is the best way to do this?
As well as our extensive range of YouTube videos, you can check out some recordings of The Gospel Project on our Sounds page. Alternatively we will happily send you a complimentary copy of our demo CD by post; just send an e-mail with your postal address and we’ll get one in the mail to you. Uniquely on the Irish gospel scene, we are not a subset of a larger community choir but a standalone 6-piece ensemble comprised of professional musicians, so our CD and videos are a true snapshot of the ensemble you would have performing at your wedding ceremony.
Do The Gospel Project perform at funerals?
Yes. We have a select repertoire of more solemn music, sacred and secular, that is suitable for funeral services. Please contact us for availability and further information.
The Gospel Project write original material too, where can I hear some of that?
Our latest single Heard You Call My Name, has just been released this July on iTunes
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Our debut album, On the Outside, is available from Tower Records, Road Records and Sound Cellar in Dublin, and at all of our live performances, as well as from CDBaby and iTunes:
How far in advance do I need to book the Gospel Project for a wedding/function?
We accept bookings up to 18 months in advance. We recommend early booking, particularly if you are getting married on a Saturday, or during the summer months.
Are The Gospel Project available for events on weekdays?
Yes. For the 6 members of The Gospel Project (Vocal Ensemble), music is our profession.
What does the group wear when performing?
In 2013 we changed our attire for wedding ceremonies. The Gospel Project (Vocal Ensemble) now wear electric blue kimono-style dresses (for the ladies!) and smart black with an electric blue tie for the men. Previously we all wore black with purple ties.
I would like more than six performers for my wedding. Is this possible?
Yes, we can provide extra singers or musicians (such as bass guitar or percussion) if you would like a bigger sound. For a quote please Contact Us
What kinds of songs does the group perform at wedding ceremonies?
We’re constantly updating our repertoire because we prepare new material for each wedding ceremony (see below). For a sample of our current repertoire please Contact Us
Do I have to choose from the songs in your repertoire or can I have other songs for my wedding ceremony?
We are happy to prepare up to two new songs for each wedding ceremony, in addition to our substantial existing repertoire. We request that you clear any new songs with your celebrant before we start preparing them. Please note that we require at least 4 weeks’ notice per new song.
Will I be allowed to have the songs I want at a Catholic wedding ceremony?
All of the songs we perform at Catholic weddings have a religious message and we have rarely met with any objections to our singing them in church. However, in practise this depends entirely on the individual priest rather on the rules of the church, and so we strongly recommend that you consult with the celebrant about your choice of songs, particularly if we are preparing new material for you that we have not sung at weddings before. See also our recent post about this topic.
I’m not sure what kind of songs are sung at different points during the wedding ceremony. Can you help?
Absolutely, we’re here to help.We will happily assist you in choosing appropriate songs for the various stages of the ceremony. In the Catholic mass, for example, we would normally perform at 12-14 points ; approximately 7 full-length songs in addition to the 4 mass parts (Gloria, Hallelujah etc…) a psalm, and, usually, some instrumental music at the two candle lighting ceremonies. The mass parts are not typically sung in the Church of Ireland tradition. We are happy to work with you to devise an alternative order of service if your ceremony is a civil, Unitarian or Humanist one. Cathy has written some posts on this topic which you might also find helpful.
Where do The Gospel Project source their vocal arrangements?
All of our arrangements are prepared especially for The Gospel Project by the group’s director, Cathy McEvoy. A selection of Cathy’s arrangements is available from www.cathymcevoy.com
Do the Gospel Project play at weddings/functions outside of Dublin?
We are happy to play up to 300km (600km round-trip) from our base in Dublin. For rates, please Contact Us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Do the Gospel Project perform at corporate events?
Yes. For this type of event we recommend The Gospel Project Band.
Do the Gospel Project do any recording work with other bands/songwriters?
The Gospel Project have considerable experience recording jingles as well as original material by other artists. For rates, Contact Us.
Are the Gospel Project available for charity gigs?
The Gospel Project are happy to perform at charity gigs, however it is not possible for us to participate in all of the events we are invited to play at. Please inquire well in advance of the event and we will do our very best to help.