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Urban Gospel Choir
Following their recent recording at Abbey Road Studios and performances at the BAFTAS and the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony, Urban Gospel Choir are getting ready to take the music scene by storm this summer. Their distinctive style and outstanding vocals have granted this London based collective countless performances with artists as diverse as Paloma Faith, Take That, George Michael, Muse, The Who and The Kaiser Chiefs to name a few.
Born out of a desire to create a unique sound which fuses traditional gospel, with soulful harmonies, Urban Gospel Choir combine their rich vocals with a striking visual image. Whether backing some of the world’s biggest artists, headlining at a renowned venue in their hometown or performing an intimate wedding gig, Urban Gospel Choir promise to bring the house down with their infectious energy and outstanding performance.
Founded by Karl Willett in 2006, the collective is made up of singers from a variety of musical backgrounds, from church singers to recording artists, bringing together some of the strongest and most adaptable vocal talent in London. With extensive experience in both live and studio settings, Urban Gospel Choir's credits include collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra, recording with acclaimed producer and composer David Arnold (best known for writing the music for three James Bond films and working with major recording artists including Bjork, kd lang, Pulp, Damian Rice), backing vocals for Paloma Faith’s latest album ‘Fall To Grace’ and their own gospel arrangement of the national anthem for the Queen and the Royal Family at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012. Other recent projects include recording with Coldplay for the 2012 Paralympic Games and a personal invite to perform for Boris Johnson at the Majors Christmas Carol Concert.
The Choir Master is familiar with working on high profile events and organised the choir for the Royal Wedding 2018. UVCollective members performed ‘Stand By Me’ for Harry and Meghan 'sWedding, curated by UVC's Bim Amoako
Urban Gospel Choir are privileged to have performed as guests on Premiere Gospel Radio and continue to work with & support a number of charities including Marie Curie Cancer Trust, The Teenage Cancer Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and most recently fronting the IF Campaign charity single.
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- All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
- Angel Of Mine - Eternal
- Christmas Baby Please Come Home - Darlene Love
- Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
- Halo - Beyonce Last Christmas - George Michael
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Jessica Simpson
- Jingle Bells - Traditional Carol
- Let It Snow - Dean Martin
- Mary Did You Know - CeeLo Green
- Now Behold The Lamb - Kirk Franklin
- O Come All Ye Faithful - Pentatonix
- Christmas set list:
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Traditional Carol
- Silent Night - Traditional Carol
- The First Noel - Pentatonix
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Traditional Carol
- What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder
- White Christmas - Bing Crosby
- Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby
- Available as Solo’s:
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
- Joy To The World - Traditional Carol
- Oh Holy Night - Traditional Carol
" "Just to say that Urban Gospel Choir really made the event special. They were so powerful and professional and I lost count of the number of admiring comments from guests. I would definitely use them again for future events and would not hesitate to recommend them to others as a way to make their event more memorable." "
Jane MulhollandGuildhall Art Gallery
" "For all their efforts, the best singing of the night was choral - the gospel choir performing the National Anthem, and the combined London Welsh choirs who spiced up the Olympic anthem." "
" "Just wanted to say thank you so much for your performance today. Once again we had so many great comments and thanks that I felt I must pass them on to you. Thank you and well done. It was fantastic." "
Simon GreenEuropean Director of Facilities, Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd
" "For one night only, Chiselborough was the centre of the soul, R&Band Gospel Universe!" "
Ian MartinChairman of South Somerset District Council
" "Urban Gospel Choir lit up all of our guests eyes during our Christmas dinner and presented their harmonious sounds in classical and new pieces. The performance not only showed off their unique sound, but also demonstrated their passion for music!" "
Bjorn BonnesEntertainments Manager, The Dorchester
" “Urban Gospel Choir are my choir of choice! A room full of individuals making a beautiful sound together! What could be better, they are the voices of Angels" "
Paloma Faith, Singer/Song Writer