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The London African Gospel Choir

The London African Gospel Choir

The London African Gospel Choir’s is comprised of UK based artists originating from diverse nations in Africa and its diaspora.

The choir was founded with the intention of creating a platform of excellence for UK based singers and musicians. They are joy-bringers whose numbers can vary as the Choir has up to twenty members who perform in a variety of formats, from small vocal groups to a large-scale ensemble. At its core is a band featuring two keyboard players, two guitarists, bass, drums, percussion and three horn players. Some of the singers and musicians are well known in Africa or have appeared in West End shows like The Lion King. The group has stars in its midst but it is the sense of belonging and togetherness that binds them, driven by faith and respect for their fellow members, this ethos is undoubtedly felt by the audiences.

To mention but a few, the LAGC have performed with Emile Sande, Mumford & Sons, Tom Jones, and the Soweto Gospel Choir (with whom they made a triumphant appearance at London’s 02 Arena, singing in front of 17,000 people). Annie Lennox had invited them to perform at several prestigious events, including the MIT Awards. They’d also worked with actor/director Idris Elba, star of Mandela: Long Road to Freedom who recruited them for an album celebrating South African music, recorded in tribute to Nelson Mandela.

THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT: Comprises of Its own repertoire is a dazzling reflection of the choir’s diverse membership, including tracks from their first CD and songs from South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and other countries.

PAUL SIMON’S GRACELAND INTERPRETED BY THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR: Camden’s Jazz Café commissioned the London African Gospel Choir to perform the album in its entirety for one night only. Tickets sold out within hours and so five more nights were added, and they all sold out as well, confirming the enduring appeal of Paul Simon’s masterpiece. The show has toured the USA and Ireland and will be touring Europe as soon as possible. The show continues to sell with great success.

THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR SING BOB MARLEY: This is a new show which will soon premier the London’s Jazz Café and is already booked to play at the Brighton Dome and the Gateshead Sage. Imagine the Marley songbook with choral arrangements and an African music and dance twist.

“The London African Gospel Choir are clearly onto something good with this show, and the high expectations are more than matched by their performance.”Songlines Magazine

a superb show, with close harmonic choral numbers interspersed with superb solos and one or two emotive duets.” GScene Magazine

“a mesmerising performance of original songs augmented with Paul Simon’s Graceland album, all choreographed to great effect” Hastings Observer

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