St. John’s University Voices of Victory, under the musical
direction of award-winning conductor, Nigel W. Gretton, was
organized in 1988. The choir serves as a uniting force in the
university community through the ministry of gospel music.
Voices of Victory is the official gospel choir of St. John's
University. Composed of some of the most talented singers and
instrumentalists at the university, Voices of Victory boasts an
international membership from more than seven countries. The
choir wows audiences everywhere with their unique brand of gospel
music flavored with touches of world music, classical, jazz, and
In addition to two major concerts and special events at St.
John’s University, the 40-member choir shares the “good news” in
churches, schools and concert halls throughout the New York
metropolitan area. The choir has also given performances in the
Nigeria, West Africa, Norway and the south-eastern United States.
Voices of Victory has been featured in New York’s famed Carnegie
Hall, Apollo Theater, HBO, NBC, FOX Network, Telecare--the
Christian Network, and Warner Brothers Records. One writer
who reported on a Voices of Victory concert in Norway wrote, “…the
singing was so sweet that even the rocks cried out!”
Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in St. John’s Hall, room 312.
Membership in Voices of Victory is by audition only at the
beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Interested
candidates should prepare a song in a comfortable key and bring
sheet music or accompaniment tracks to the audition. Activity
Grant-In-Aid is available to all eligible members.
Nigel W. Gretton
or join the Voices of Victory group on St. John's Central