Church Choir songs
Led by Jon Rattenbury; The BIG Sing: Gospel Voices meet weekly in the Chapel of the House of St Barnabus in London’s Soho.
They are also a community choir with no auditions required. They aim to show communities that together, they really can sing. The choir is open to everyone, with enthusiasm more important than a fantastic singing voice. They pride themselves on providing a relaxed fun atmosphere to sing in and perform Pop, Motown, Soul and Gospel – all with uplifting and motivational lyrics.
BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR
BCGC are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Maxine Brooks has been their music director from the very beginning and leads the choir alongside working full time as a nurse.
Membership is very diverse with people from all ages and backgrounds.
They competed as finalists in the very first Songs of Praise Gospel Choir Of the Year Competition held in Birmingham Town Hall in 2013.
EMMANU'-EL APOSTOLIC GOSPEL ACADEMY
EAGA are both a church choir and Leicester De’ Montfort University’s gospel choir.They are a lively and charismatic choir with an African influenced sound.
Get Gospel were formed and led by Jules Rendell in 2011 and with only 6 members are the smallest choir to enter the competition this year.
They rehearse in Jules’s small flat in South London and sing together because of a shared love of Gospel Music.
GODALMING COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR
Musical Director Hermione Thomas is a regular singer at London’s 606 club and loves the challenge of bringing gospel music to Surrey.
They rehearse at the town’s Anglican parish church but have members from all denominations and none.
READING COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR
Reading Community Gospel Choir is a true community choir with no auditions required - some members are experienced musicians, while others have no formal training in music but enjoy singing.
They began in October 2007 as a workshop project for Black History Month run by well-known Choir Director Colin Anderson. People from across the community attended the workshop and enjoyed the experience so much that they persuaded Colin to lead a permanent choir.