OUT OF MANY ONE VOICE…………
……….and out of an assortment of churches, cultures and characters emerges
THE LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR (LCGC)
In 1982 a dream and a vision came alive. Revd. Bazil Meade, with the help of
Lawrence Johnson, Delroy Powell and John Francis made a mark in history
pioneering the first concert gospel choir in the UK. LCGC nurtured over
the next two decades more than 200 members from all areas of London and its suburbs.
Trying to fit LCGC into a neat slot is virtually impossible. They are adaptable,
small or large group. LCGC is known for their up-tempo gospel flair, swing-beat, R’n’B, traditional and soulful arrangements, with their invigorating choreography and vocal gymnastics - LCGC is outstanding to watch!
It’s 50+ members perform just about anywhere, private corporate functions, after-show parties, conferences, schools, cabaret functions, clubs, weddings, christenings, funerals, prisons, churches, open-air festivals, theatres and concert halls.
LCGC have sung on the soundtrack for Walt Disney’s “The Lion King”, performed for Nelson Mandela during his famous visit to London, officiated at “Katie Price (aka Jordan) & Peter Andre’s wedding, supported Madonna on stage during Live 8, represented the British Council at international festivals in Zambia and Zimbabwe, appeared at the memorial concert for the victims of July 7th London bombings in Regents Park, opened at main stage Glastonbury and put gospel for the first time on the BBC Proms map.
LCGC, a thoroughly professional outfit has through the years appeared on numerous radio and television programmes: Radio Two Christmas Specials, GMTV, Top Of The Pops, This Morning, Jools Holland, Parkinson, Songs Of Praise, as well as several Royal Variety Shows and Royal Performances - the list is endless!
Top artists such as George Michael, Madonna, Jessye Norman, Sting, Luther Vandross, Sir Elton John, P-Diddy, Mariah Carey, Blur, The Gorillaz, Beautiful South, Phats & Small, Embrace, Diana Ross, Sir Paul McCartney, Westlife, Celine Dion, Tina Turner and so many others have benefited from using LCGC’s unique vocal style on live appearances, video and studio recordings.
LCGC have released 8 CD’s, 3 singles and several videos. Their latest recording ‘Live at the Abbey Road’ was released in November 2003. This was a 21st anniversary concert, with special guests Paul Carrack, Matt Redman, Martin Smith (of Delirious), Sam Moore and Carleen Anderson
Seeing is believing! The magnificent performance of the London Community Gospel Choir leaves the audience emotionally uplifted, spiritually provoked and physically exhausted.
Controversial, Professional, Energetic, Inspiring and Spirit-filled! Whatever adjective you may choose to describe the sound and vision of the London Community Gospel Choir, there ‘ain’t no stopping them now’ - they will continue to go where angels fear to tread.