London Community Gospel Choir plays Silves

The London Community Gospel Choir is coming to the Algarve to perform at Silves Castle on July 9 as part of the Allgarve’11 music programme.

The group was founded in 1982 by the Reverend Bazil Meade with the assistance of Lawrence Johnson, Delroy Powell and John Francis.

The choir is often described as “adaptable and flexible” and as producing dynamic melodies with rich harmonies whether they are performing as an octet or as a 30-strong choir.

It is known for its funk-flavoured gospel flair, swing-beat, rhythm and blues, traditional and soulful arrangements, with invigorating choreography and vocal gymnastics.

The choir provided backing vocals on the Erasure self-titled album Erasure (1995) and throughout the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (2005) double album Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus and also recorded with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Westlife, Elkie Brooks, Tori Amos and Madonna.

They gained a worldwide audience as the backing choir turned out from head-to-toe in white for Madonna’s Live 8 performance of her hit single Like A Prayer.

In 2009 the choir recorded a charity single named I Got Soul for War Child along with other major UK stars such as Pixie Lott, N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder and V.V Brown.

In October 2009, this single reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart, giving the London Community Gospel Choir its first top ten hit.

For tickets information, please call 289 800 496 or email [email protected].