“Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song

 

It’s been 30 years since the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) first stepped out on stage under the direction of Peter O’Loughlin. Now three decades later the acclaimed and crowd-wowing choir will be celebrating its history with two exuberant concerts titled, “Shed a Little Light” – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song.

This special concert will also see performances by acclaimed soloists, Vancouver’s funk & soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton, and contemporary jazz artist Leora Cashe.

It wouldn’t be an anniversary concert without bringing back so many UGC alumni who will be performing on stage with the choir on two songs: “Wings of a Dove” and “I Feel Your Spirit”.

“I am honoured to be the current Music Director of the Universal Gospel Choir and to continue the legacy that this choir is known for,” says Lonnie Delisle, who has been with the choir since 2013.  “Through 30 years of celebrating music from many cultures and faiths, this choir has raised the roof over and over again. We are thrilled to have so many UGC members join us on these special anniversary concerts.”

UGC was established in 1985 with the goal to celebrate the music, joy and common ground shared by spiritual traditions around the world. Now 30 years later the Universal Gospel Choir continues to reach into many communities through the avenue of song.

Says Delisle, ”I’m continually struck with how special this choir is. Not only are they established singers but they give back to the communities in which they live in such a tangible way. This concert is going to be unforgettable not only because it’s our 30th year anniversary but we have planned and been practicing an incredible lineup of songs that will not only touch hearts but make you want to get up, clap, and dance in the aisles. And what can be better than that?!”

“Shed a Little Light” is not to be missed. Tickets are going fast. Get yours today! Join us and celebrate the jubilant sounds of the Universal Gospel Choir.

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Event at a Glance

What: Shed a Little Light – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song

When: Friday June 10 at 8:00pm and Saturday June 11 at 8:00pm

Where: Canadian Memorial Church – 1806 W.15th & Burrard, Vancouver.

Tickets: Cost Adult $30, student /senior $25, Youth 6-12 $15, children under 6 are free.

Purchase tickets online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2547250 or through

www.universalgospelchoir.ca

For more information: [email protected], Tel: 604-737-1545

About Universal Gospel Choir (UGC)

Vancouver’s most established gospel choir, Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) is a community-based group of singers passionate about raising the roof. Known for fun, musical diversity and standing room only concerts, UGC celebrates all genres of music from old school gospel, to current uplifting pop, to civil rights anthems, to traditional songs from nations all over the world. 60 voices strong, the Universal Gospel Choir is an open, justice-oriented group celebrating the best of choral music and committed to lifting and inspiring the human spirit.

www.universalgospelchoir.ca

PSA / NEWSLETTER 

Join the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) as they perform, “Shed a Little Light – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song”.

The summer of 2016 will have Vancouver’s beloved and longest-lived gospel choir celebrating their 30th year anniversary in two spirited and entertaining soul-stomping concerts. Special guests include Vancouver’s funk & soul dynamo Dawn Pemberton, and contemporary jazz artist Leora Cashe. It will also feature UGC alumni. Tickets are going fast. Get yours today! Join up and celebrate the jubilant sounds of the Universal Gospel Choir.

What: Shed a Little Light – Universal Gospel Choir 30 Years of Song

When: Friday June 10 at 8:00pm and Saturday June 11 at 8:00pm

Where: Canadian Memorial Church – 1806 W.15th & Burrard, Vancouver.

Tickets: Cost Adult $30, student /senior $25, Youth 6-12 $15, children under 6 are free.

Purchase tickets online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2547250 or through

www.universalgospelchoir.ca

For more information: [email protected], Tel: 604-737-1545

 

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