Posted on March 8 2012 by Rottingdean Arts
Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, Saturday March 3rd. Sponsored by Nuffield Brighton Hospital
The Birmingham choir had the audience on their feet during their exciting performance on Saturday! Under the direction of their talented leader and composer, Maxine Brooks, the programme included a wonderful range of spiritual songs which filled the Village hall. And they sang with the whole-hearted commitment that comes from a faith-based choir, so that the audience, which included members of the Brighton Gospel choir, could not but share their joy. It is probably the first time a Gospel choir has been in Rottingdean, but judging from the audience response tonight, it won’t be the last!
Oh Happy Day
6 November 2012 by John Taylor Hospice
Singers helped raise £500 for John Taylor Hospice with a Gospel Goes Charity event.
The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir packed out Birmingham’s Town Hall for an evening of song.
Music ranged from much-loved Gospel choruses such as Oh Happy Day and Heaven to songs by Lionel Richie, Labi Siffri and Bob Marley and there was a guest appearance from footballer and sports commentator Dion Dublin.
The event on November 5 raised money for a number of organisations including John Taylor Hospice.
John Taylor Hospice Macmillan Nurse Specialist Bob Leach, who attended the event and spoke about the work of the Hospice, said:
It was a really lovely evening and I was delighted to be a part of it. The music was really uplifting and the skill of the choristers very impressive. We really enjoyed listening to such high quality singing.
We are grateful to the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir for choosing John Taylor Hospice as one of the beneficiaries and look forward to working together in the future.
Formed in 2005, BCGC is a community group of nearly 50 singers from a range of different backgrounds which has performed nationally.
Choir director Maxine Brooks said the Hospice is a cause close to the hearts of many in the choir.
I personally worked at John Taylor for a nursing shift and have visited friends who were patients there. We have doctors and nurses and other health care workers in the choir who are very committed to health care and so John Taylor is close to the hearts of the choir members and so that is why the hospice was chosen.
The choir added a special touch to the most important day of our lives…..we will never forget the amazing performances!
Daniel & Jade Luke, married 25 September 2010