Whether you’re a devotee of Gospel music or not you can’t help but feel uplifted by the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.
After the fabulous success of last year’s competition, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever! Songs of Praise will broadcast two special editions to find the best amateur Gospel choir in the country on BBC One Sunday 28th September at 1630 and Sunday 5th October at 1715.
Presenter David Grant hosts the programmes, along with co-presenter Josie d’Arby, from the historic Hackney Empire in London. The six choirs, who’ve made it through to the finals, will sing with all their heart and soul, to an enthusiastic audience in an attempt to impress our three judges. With the difficult decision of picking a winner are; soul singer Mica Paris, TV presenter and vocal coach and MOBI award winner Carrie Grant, and UK Gospel artist Muyiwa Olarewaju. Will you agree with their choice?
The choirs will each perform twice before the judges decide which choir will lift the coveted trophy and become the Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of 2014.
Bringing the glorious sound of Gospel to our screens are the six choirs from around the country.
B.I.G Choir from London is lead by Choir Director Andrea Encinas. They perform ‘Go down Moses’ and ‘Everybody Praise The Lord”. Andrea Encinas BGA firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Faith Connections is a church choir from Barking lead by choir director Evans Ogboi. They perform ‘Total Praise” and ‘Beyond The Norm” email@example.com
Aine is the smallest choir in the competition with just eight singers from the North of England lead by Choir Director Alex Douglas. They perform ‘Shout to the Lord’ and ‘You Called Me Friend’ Alexander Douglas firstname.lastname@example.org
Reapers Choir from Hackney is lead by Choir Director Anu Omideyi. They perform ‘Stand Still’, written by the choir director, and ‘Total Praise’. The Reapers Choir email@example.com
Gospel Rhythms from Coventry University is lead by fellow students Rebecca Olaofe and David Amoah. They perform ‘Here I am to Worship’ and ‘Every Praise’firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewes Sings Gospel is from Lewes in East Sussex. They are lead by Choir Director Karen Gibson and they perform ‘Lord I know I’ve been Changed’ and ‘The Reason Why I Sing’. Karen Gibson email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
If you miss a moment there’s an opportunity to listen to the performances website www.bbc.co.uk/songs of praise.