Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, also known as BCGC, was founded in June 2005 and brings together singers of all ages and backgrounds from across the city. They are directed by experienced Singer and Song Writer, Maxine Brooks, who instils confidence, technique and skill in the members voices, which is brought to every event they perform at.
BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2015
In addition to having been featured on numerous radio shows including Ed Doolan & Jeremy Vine, Television shows including BBC Songs Of Praise, The One Show and BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, the choir were winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year award in 2015.
Choir director Maxine Brooks has been singing and writing songs since the age of nine and has worked with many famous artists including UB40, Gregory Isaacs, Sybil, Cliff Richard, London Beat, Max Beasley, Paradise, Musical Youth, Soul 2 Soul, Take 6, Mica Paris and Sounds of Blackness. Maxine is also a member of The Nurses, a singing group whose first single raised money for the Nurse Aid Charity.
Maxine began directing The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir from its conception in June 2005, and has been successful in shaping the choir sound and style that it is known for today.
Since winning the title of BBC Songs Of Praise, ‘Gospel Choir Of the Year’ 2015, the choir have continued to go on from strength to strength. They were invited to perform in the worlds biggest pantomime production of Cinderella by Jon Conway productions, at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. It was a spectacular event with a host of stars including Bradley Walsh & Paul O’Grady.
The choir has also been featured on various CDs such as “Dion Dublin’s Christmas” and Gareth Malone’s “A Great British Christmas.” They performed on ‘Oh Holy Night’ & ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’ before joining Gareth again in a choir ensemble for the BBC Sports Personality Awards Event. Here they added their unique gospel sound to Gareth’s original arrangement of David Bowie’s, ‘Heroes’, and sang in front of a backdrop of images of sporting heroes who had sadly passed away that year. Gareth again invited the choir to sing with him on his Birmingham tour date at the prestigious Symphony Hall in November 2017.
All Together Now 2018
Maxine will be joining Geri Horner (formerly Halliwell of the Spice Girls), Rob Beckett and 100 judges for the new Saturday night, BBC One prime time talent entertainment show ‘All Together Now’ which starts on Saturday 27th January at 7.15pm
With dedicated members, BCGC travels all over the country and hopefully will travel the world to meet the needs of all of their supporters. Their dedication means that they are happy to sing Gospel and Inspirational songs. Maxine also writes songs for the choir. Their focus is on demonstrating the gift of song God has given to them and touching their audiences’ lives.
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