A fresh crop of university gospel choirs will be singing their hearts out in “Sister Act meets X Factor” style finals in an epic showdown to win the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) competition on 25th March. This soul stirring, fun filled live competition for the whole family was founded by Lorraine Wright MBE – and is now in its 11th year!
The winning choir will be put through its paces by a panel of judges that includes Calledout Music, Samuel Nwachukwu, worship pastor and one of the UK’s most successful Gospel artists of the moment. Musical and creative director of LCGC (The London Community Gospel Choir) Leonn Meade – recently musical supervisor and orchestrator at ‘The Old Vic’ theatre, brings to the panel his wealth of experience. Lurine Cato MBE, MOBO award winning singer and songwriter, who took her choir B Positive to the Britain’s Got Talent Finals will be encouraging the choirs to perform to their best ability. Volney Morgan, director of MOBO award winning group Volney Morgan & The New Ye will also be on the judging panel.
The fifth judge is the AUDIENCE! Yes, the audience will also have an opportunity to cast their vote and help decide the winning choir.
The winner will be announced on the night by the The worshipful The Civic Mayor, Cllr Alisa Flemming who will also be in attendance.