Black Gospel Choirs: The 10 Best Choir Acts in Holland

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Black gospel choirs in Holland covering a whole spectrum of genres from traditional, modern to fusion music are in high demand. It all started when the legendary Kingdom Choir, founded by Karen Gibson, injected fun and energy into Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding.

Since then, couples have been inspired by these scenes and want a black gospel choir, too. But let’s consider this… Who is the best gospel choir for your wedding, party or event in Holland?

The thing is, amazing choir acts are worth their weight in gold. However, they make an allowance for each your wedding event. From modern gospels, classic soul and rhythm and blues hits, esteemed black gospel choirs are performing throughout Europe and globally.

So, getting back to my question… what awesome choir would sound good at your event? I selected 10 of the best black gospel choirs in the Netherlands. All you have to do is pick a group that ticks your music entertainment needs boxes…

Black Gospel Choirs

black gospel choirs eight singers wearing fashion forward outfits and laughing

“We are very much looking forward to our wedding and ABC Gospel Choirs performance! ” Palace of Colonies (Koloniënpaleis) Tervuren Belgium. image credit: Siel Timperman

image | hans van eijsden

ABC Gospel Choir | small choir

ABC Gospel Choir  is a small choir max. 8 singers. Founded in 2017, it’s an Amsterdam based collective. This gospel choir is fun, engaging, and playful. From Oh Happy Day, We Are Family, Aint No Mountain High Enough and Higher & Higher, their entertainment style can be compared with Sister Act. Not only that, but ABC customise the song playlist to suit your entertainment wish list.

Black Gospel Experience | mass choir

Additionally, Clifton Grep is Black Gospel Experience (BGE) music director, band leader and composer. Passionate about this genre, and mass choirs. He works hard to put black American gospel music distinctly on the map. So, whether you are a believer or non-believer, it’s worth experiencing the wondrous and astonishing sounds of authentic Christian music. And the best news is, you can join his workshops.

Breeze | Quartet choir

Alternatively, Breeze was founded in 2005. Under the musical direction of Elvis Ediagbonya, this group of 4 singers performs inspirational black gospel. In addition, this award-winning vocal group consists of three women and one man. Needless to say, their melodious vocals have echoed all over the Netherlands and Hungary.

Black Gospel Choirs – II

gospel gowns nine singers dressed in mulitcoloured gospel robes with african prints

The Soweto Gospel Choir at Womad New Plymouth, New Zealand

Elvis E | Trio choir

Now, we move on to Elvis E [Elvis Ediagbonya] a talented pianist | conductor who is actively involved in the gospel scene. Working closely with various celebrated gospel artists, his charity benefits and concerts are jaw-dropping events. Along with Yahweh gospel trio and his mass choir tours, this renowned composer is also a singer.

G Roots | medium-sized choir

Next is the legendary G-Roots, founded in 2002 by a group of first-rate black gospel soloists. The leader is Jennefer Zichem. If your event needs the real spiritual touch G-Roots is it! Meaning, “Gospel-roots?” this professional choir sings religious, African, urban music, modern and traditional black American gospels.  Captivating audiences with their powerful vocals and choreographed dance moves G-Roots have got you covered.

Gospel Boulevard | medium-sized choir

Let’s not forget Gospel Boulevard. They’re an extraordinary gospel choir under the inspiring leadership of conductor André Bijleveld. Their voices are well known nationwide. I’ll just add that André Bijleveld is a popular jury member of the Dutch choir show “Korenslag”. In addition, Gospel Boulevard performs at festivals, churches and theaters.

Black Gospel Choirs – III

black gospel choir zangeres met goede zangstem zingt het lied vol bezieling en is gekleed in paarse en goude gospeljurk

We’ve always imagined a wedding with a gospel choir and so happy we found ABC Gospel Choir – Amsterdam! Black Gospel Festival OlV kerk Maastricht | Hans van Eijsden

Far Out | Kwintet choir

And there’s more… Far Out, one of Hollands leading Black Gospel Choirs, have been performing since 1995. The collective group of five excellent vocalists, two men and three women love weddings, parties and company events. Far Out has performed with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Denise Jannah. Just imagine this choir performing at your event, and the excitement it would create.

The New Gospel Sensation | Small choir

Meanwhile, the New Gospel Sensation is a high impact, energetic and dynamic black gospel choir. Make no mistake, from Lovely Day, This Little Light of Mine and Aint No Stopping Us Now these professional singers are setting the tone for many Dutch gospel choirs in Holland. Basically, the [5 to 6 singers] are a household name and guarantee your celebrations will be a talked about success in Holland & beyond.

Gospel Choir for weddings | Trio choir

Gospel Choir for Weddings belongs to Clover Jean Weddings. An increased demand from my clients for an inexpensive gospel choir lead to this new formation. The playlist suits religious and non-religious ceremonies. From Amazing Grace, Lean on Me, You Raise Me Up, Shackles (Praise You), Stand By Me and Oh Happy Day. Hire a trio choir with or without celebrant to add the wow-factor to your  ceremony.

ZO! Gospel Choir | medium choir

Lastly, ZO! Gospel Choir is a premium black gospel choir. Founded in August 2010 in Amsterdam’s Bijlmermeer . The choir [1 2 + singers] is the initiative of Gordon Cruden and Donna Lewis. It has a unique style, young dynamic stage performance and an international sound, look and feel. Booked for celebrity, luxury party events and A-list corporate events. Together with Jeangu Macrooy the choir perform the Eurovision Song Contest entry for the Netherlands.

Black Gospel Choirs – IV

black gospel choir five singers met goede zangstemmen male and female dressed in red and blue gowns

Black gospel choirs: Your guests are in for a once in a lifetime treat.  image credit: roy coumans photography

Over to you…

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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