3 decades / 30 years / 360 months / 1565+ weeks / 10900+ days / 262,974 hours is a long time…
And a well deserved 30th anniversary celebration this will be for London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC). With a spectacular May 4th – 6th Bank Holiday weekend series of activities planned including a range of workshops, special performances and more, this will be a very special occasion indeed. And to add to the historic factor will be the gathering of at least thirty choirs from all over the UK and Europe, in a Guinness World Record challenge to be followed by a mega concert at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre.
What started as a one-off event idea has left a legacy 30 years and counting. The London Community Gospel Choir was founded in 1982 by the Reverend Bazil Meade with the assistance of Lawrence Johnson, Delroy Powell and John Francis who also founded Ruach Ministries. Meade explained “We were formed from those who were passionate about their faith and were willing to take gospel music into venues that many churches at that time dared not enter.” This they continue to do with performances alongside many well known names in the secular world.
With many accolades and awards under their belt (most recently the BEFFTA Award for Best Gospel Act in 2012) LCGC is a fine example of a mission being accomplished; a calling being fulfilled. Step FWD will be there in full support of this ministry and so should you! ‘out of many one voice’
LCGC have also inspired us to special features on University & College Gospel Choirs across the UK. Drop us a message if you’re a member of one or know any you would like to see featured.