Matthew Woods has been appointed Songster Leader at Pasadena Tabernacle.
Originally from Portsmouth, UK, Woods has lived in the United States since 2006. He grew up attending the Salvation Army as his church home since he was a few days old and showed a keen interest in all of the music that was around him at home and at “The Army”. Often in a Sunday meeting as a young boy, he would be wielding a “baton”, imitating the bandmaster. He became involved in the Singing Company and Y. P. Band as soon as he could and grew up participating in Salvation Army music-making.
Woods is most respected for his vocal abilities and choral conducting, but playing cornet in the band was his first love. He participated in Youth Chorus because it was a great way to meet folks and “have a laugh”. Soon the combination of text and melody struck a chord with him and is a large part of his faith foundation. Singing words which “speak life and light”, this is what he wishes to pass on to others the come under his leadership.
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