10 Remarkable Black Gospel Choirs in the Netherlands

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Small, medium-sized and large Black gospel choirs with or without a live band are dominating the modern music scene. Popular soulful formations have a solid harmony and perform at weddings, parties and corporate events all over Holland, and as far as Belgium and Germany.

It all started when the legendary Kingdom Choir, founded by Karen Gibson, injected fun, diversity and energy into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. Since then, there’s been a great influx of interest in vibrant black gospel choirs and multi-ethnic formations. But let’s consider this… Who is the best gospel choir to make a joyful noise at your event?

The thing is, amazing choirs are competitors. However, each group enjoys their own successes. And the esteemed black gospel choirs are travelling throughout Europe, the world and globally spreading the word!

So, getting back to my question… what awesome choir would sound good at your event? I selected [in alphabetical and chronological order] 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

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Clover Jean & ABC Gospel Choir – Black Gospel Festival Maastricht | Hans van Eijsden

ABC Gospel Choir

ABC Gospel Choir, a small Amsterdam based collective [± ten singers] perform with or without a live band as supporting act in Holland, Belgium and Germany. And reminiscent of the American musical comedy film Sister Act the seasoned entertainers’ old school entertainment style is perfect for every occasion. What’s more, ABC Gospel Choir customises the playlist to make your event special and memorable.

Amazing Voices

Black gospel choir Amazing Vocals sing a mix of Negro spirituals, film songs and musical hits. In the event that your wedding or party needs a more authentic gospel feel, the group (formerly the Resurrection Singers) can step in. Hailing from Suriname or with Afro-Surinamese roots their unique, colourful appearance and distinctive song list, catch the public’s eye. Moreover, your audience gets up off their seats!

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Black Gospel Experience (BGE)

In addition, Clifton Grep’s Black Gospel Experience mass choir [± fifty members] sing Negro spirituals and urban songs. The music director, band leader and composer is passionate about this genre. Moreover, he’s a vocalist with More Gospel Singers and  works hard to put black American gospel on the map. So, whether you’re a believer or non-believer, experiencing the wondrous sounds of authentic Christian music is a must.

Breeze

Alternatively, Breeze founded in 2005, performs inspirational black gospel. And this powerful award-winning vocal group consists of three women and one man. Another thing, their soulful vocals have echoed all over the Netherlands and Hungary. Additionally, this makes the advanced singers the ideal soundtrack for any ceremonial event.

Elvis E

Now, we move on to Elvis E [Elvis Ediagbonya] a talented pianist | conductor who is active within the gospel scene. Working closely with celebrated artists, his charity benefits and concerts are jaw-dropping events. Furthermore, he is the musical brain behind Yahweh gospel trio. And along with them, Elvis has a mass choir which tours the country. This renowned composer is also an outstanding gospel singer.

G Roots

Next on the list, are the legendary G-Roots, founded in 2002, by three first-rate black gospel soloists, with an exceptionally way of combining worship, praise and celebration. The group of singers’ have expanded and now house twelve core members. Glorifying the name of God through their unique arrangements, this supreme gospel choir creates the perfect ambiance at your event. Another thing, you can book them in various formations of up to 20 singers or more with a live band.

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Gospel Boulevard

Let’s not forget another large choir Gospel Boulevard to suit you and your wedding & party guests’ enjoyment. They’re an extraordinary group under the inspiring leadership of conductor André Bijleveld. Furthermore, their voices are well known nationwide. I’ll just add that André Bijleveld was a popular jury member of the Dutch choir show “Korenslag”. In addition, Gospel Boulevard leaves a good impression at festivals, churches and theaters.

Far Out

And there’s more… Far Out, one of Hollands influential Black Gospel Choirs, have been performing since 1995. The 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 staging a performance at your gathering, and the excitement it would create.

The New Gospel Sensation

Meanwhile, the New Gospel Sensation is a high impact, energetic and dynamic black gospel choir. Make no mistake, these professional gospel singers are setting the tone for many Dutch choirs in the Netherlands. Basically, they’ve become a household name within celebrity land. Captivating audiences with their powerful vocals and choreographed dance moves, this ensemble ensure your celebrations will be a talked about success.

ZO! Gospel Choir

Finally, ranked last on the black gospel choirs list is the medium sized group ZO! However, this multi-ethnic gospel choir are at the top of their game. Remarkably, the 20 – 30 singers have a unique style, young dynamic stage performance and an international sound, look and feel. Exclusively booked for celebrity, luxury party events and A-list corporate music productions, this act ensures your guests a once in a lifetime treat.

 

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel choir is rewarding work. But, what's my guilty pleasure? I love food, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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