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Gospel Choir of the Year - Part 1

YolanDa Brown hosts the Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year competition 2019 with judges Rick Astley, Brenda Edwards and Mark De-Lisser.

YolanDa Brown hosts a highlight in the Songs of Praise calendar, the Gospel Choir of the Year competition 2019. In the first of two programmes, five of the best amateur choirs from across the country take to the stage at Reading Town Hall to sing in front of this year’s judges. Our gospel choirs have to impress three new judges - leading gospel vocal coach Mark De-Lisser, West End star Brenda Edwards and pop icon Rick Astley. This year the choirs are from all around the country. From Hull comes G Choir, from Preston in Lancashire it’s One Voice Community Choir, there’s Cambridge University Gospel Choir, from Coventry Nexus ICA Gospel Choir, and in their home town is Reading Community Gospel Choir. Plus we have a guest performance from MOBO award winner Lurine Cato. Which choir will be your favourite?

Agnus Dei performed by G Choir
How Excellent performed by One Voice Community Choir
We Pray performed by Cambridge University Gospel Choir
Soul’s Anthem performed by Nexsus ICA Gospel Choir
Stranger performed by Reading Community Gospel Choir
You Revive Me performed by Lurine Cato

39 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter YolanDa Brown
Judge Mark De-Lisser
Judge Brenda Edwards
Judge Rick Astley
Producer Charlotte Hindle
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Production Company Avanti Media