A Welcoming for Voices of Faith Gospel Choir

Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame

Matt Cashore | Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame


Com 392 | Speech Writing

Assignment #3: Welcome Speech

Write a 1-2 page Welcome Speech.

Description: The Welcome Speech is a ceremonial speech. It should be short. Usually, the speaker is welcoming a new employee or group of people. The purpose is to make everyone in the room feel like they are all part of a group, organization, or team. The mission of the organization or team is usually mentioned.

Voices of Faith Gospel Choir

March 17, 2016

Good evening everyone, and thank you all for coming out to our annual spring concert. This concert, like many in the past, will be special because our students have worked hard all semester to prepare for the concert. This concert, however, is special because the Trinity gospel choir was given the opportunity to sing along with a very famous University’s choir.

Tonight, I want to welcome a very special guest choir, Voices of Faith. Voices of Faith Gospel Choir from the University Of Norte Dame are here to worship and fellowship with the Trinity Gospel choir. They have prepared many songs for us to hear and meditate upon. This choir was selected because they are determined to praise God through their joyful sound. As you all know, the Trinity gospel choir has grown small since last semester due to many of the members graduating. We invited Voices of Faith because our tiny choir cannot do it alone.

Voices of Faith has sung at many different events. They were the featured choir for the 2012 presidential inauguration, and they performed so well that the president himself invited them to come back for the 2012 White House Christmas Concert. They  also sang for Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C. As you can see, their reputation is outstanding. Having a choir such as Voices of Faith at our school is important because not only has it brought many new guest to our school, they will also inspire many more students and alumni to join in the praise of God.

Trinity students are not the only ones benefiting from having this concert with them tonight. Having Voices of Faith sing at our school has allowed them to enjoy a few days in The Nation’s Capitol. Now, as they make their way to the stage, I want all of you to give a warm welcome to our fantastic guest choir, Voices of Faith!

Author: This practice welcome speech written was by Ashley Strange for Communication 392 Speech Writing Class


About Ashley Strange

I am studying Communications and English at Trinity University In Washington, D.C. I spent five years in the D.C. foster care system after my mother passed. Life for me has always been a struggle. Specifically, school. I thank God that I was able to graduate despite being told I wouldn't. My learning disability seemed to be too much for teachers to handle; so, I was casted away and did not learn much. After entering foster care I began to go to school everyday and managed to graduate with a 2.7 GPA. I consider myself an advocate and an example for foster youth and for those who were told to basically give up. To this day, I find it amazing that I got my High School Diploma, and will soon be a college graduate. My advice to people like me is to never give up and always strive for success!
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