LONDON, APRIL, 2021 – The London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) is bringing together a range of well-known artists to stage an online concert to raise vital funds.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, the LCGC has had minimal funding, unable to stage concerts that are essential to keep it going.

The online concert will take place at 6pm on Saturday April 17 with Beverley Knight, Andrew Roachford, Maxi Priest, Noel Robinson, Donald Lawrence (USA), Paul Carrack, Alice Russell and Jahmene Douglas among the many artists who have agreed to perform.

Founder Bazil Meade MBE said: “The last year has been particularly tough for everyone in the music industry and the lack of support for the arts has seen so many organisations struggle and we are desperate for funds so that we can keep going as lockdown eases.

“We hope that this concert inspires and entertains our regular and new fans who love the gospel music we love to perform. It should be a night to remember.”

Beverley Knight commented: “I have known Bazil and the LCGC for many years and the thought of them going out of existence doesn’t bear thinking about. I’m delighted to be able to support them after all the great work they have done over the years.”

The concert is the brainchild of Amanda Alexander, a friend of the LCGC who established The Grounded Mummas, an online group of women in lockdown who come together to support each other and the wider community since lockdown first occurred.

Amanda Alexander commented: “My family have been connected to the LCGC since I was a little girl and alongside their wonderful performances, the contribution they make to local communities is fantastic.

“The Grounded Mummas and the LCGC share the same vision to inspire and support society and I can’t think of a greater way to support and raise funds for the choir than to celebrate their wonderful music with guests.”

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