Mass choir teachers 2022

Gospelkirchentag's highlight is the mass choir practice, where you learn new songs from the world's most popular composers and gospel artists. Singing gospel music with 5,000 singers in a grande arena is an extraordinary experience!


There will be two mass choir sessions in Hannover: one on Saturday morning (Sept. 17, 9 am to 12 pm), the other on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18, 1 pm to 4 pm), both at the Swiss Life Hall.


The songbook with the songs of the Gospelkirchentag is included in the festival fare.

Don't miss the ultimate gospel experience at the masschoir 2022 with the following instructors:

Hans Christian Jochimsen (DK)

For many years Hans Christian Jochimsen has been Gospelkirchentag's musical director. As a leading artist of the German and European gospel community he also plays a vital role in the Gospelkirchentag festival. His moving songs are an integral part of many a gospel choir's repertoire all over Europe. His unique humour in teaching at the mass choir has made him popular with fans of all ages. For the Gospelkirchentag in Hannover, Hans is bringing his band form Denmark - and new songs!


Volney Morgan (GB)

Singer, songwriter, minister and choir director Volney Morgan is bursting with passion and creativity. Volney has worked with Hans Christian Jochimsen, Donald Lawrence, Solomon Facey, Colin Vassell, Festival 7xGospel (Poland), The BBC & Universal Studios and he will teach songwriting, vocal and choir workshops at the Gospelkirchentag. His unique style has helped many choirs and supported the development of a number of vocalists. His lively and authentic personality is sure to make the mass choir buzz with excitement.


Nina Luna Eriksen (DK)

Nina Luna is a a charming and internationally renowned singer with a great love for gospel music. In addition to her own choirs and projects, she is teaching workshops in Denmark and Germany. For many years she has been a member of the Gospelkirchentag band and will be teaching her own song at the mass choir practice in 2022.


Joakim Arenius (S)

Anyone who has ever seen Joakim Arenius live will agree that Scandinavian gospel music is fascinating and sophisticated. Joakim rose to fame as the leader of the renowned choir "Joybells". Today he teaches workshops all over Europe and beayond: from Russia to Spain. We can't wait to get inspired by Joakim at the 10th International Gospelkirchentag in Hannover in 2022.


Miriam Schäfer (GER)

Miriam Schäfer is a singer and choir director and is the most renowned woman in the German gospel community and and beyons. In addition to the Gospelkirchentag, the highlights of her career also include the choral direction of the choir musical Martin Luther King and the musical direction of the festive service at the German Protestant Church Congress 2019 in Dortmund.


Chris Lass (GB/GER)

Chris Lass loves gospel music and that is contagious! His enthusiasm and passion is transferred to listeners and fellow singers immediately when he enters the stage. As a singer, composer and choir director, he regularly tours Germany and beyond. He connects to young and old alike and manages to reinterpret gospel music in a lively and authentic way. His catchy compositions and modern sound have made him one of the most popular gospel artists throughout Europe. At the Gospelkirchentag, Chris Lass has already taught workshops since 2014 and in 2018 he also led the young mass choir. This time you can experience him as mass choir teacher on the big stage.


What to expect at the Gospelkirchentag festival: