Small, medium-sized and large Black gospel choirs with solid harmony are in high demand. These popular soulful formations perform in Holland, Belgium and Germany. From Negro spirituals, traditional gospel, urban, Motown and R & B, choirs create a unique sound at weddings, parties and corporate events.
It all started when the legendary Kingdom Choir, founded by Karen Gibson, injected fun, diversity and energy into Prince Andrew and Meghan’s royal wedding. Since then, there’s been a great deal of requests for vibrant black gospel choirs. 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. 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 [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
ABC Gospel Choir
ABC Gospel Choir, a small Amsterdam based collective [± ten singers] perform in Holland, Belgium and Germany. And the seasoned bunch of fun loving and energetic entertainers’ old school entertainment style is reminiscent of the American musical comedy film Sister Act. What’s more, ABC Gospel Choir‘s founder Clover Jean from the popular #alltogethernow music show customises the playlist to make your wedding, party or event special and memorable.
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, Amazing Vocals (formerly the Resurrection Singers) can step in. The members of this advanced choir all hail from Suriname or have Afro-Surinamese roots. And because of their unique, colourful appearance and distinctive song list, they catch the public’s eye and ensure your audience get up of their seats!
Black Gospel Experience (BGE)
In addition, Clifton Grep’s Black Gospel Experience mass choir [± fifty members] has wonderfully skilled singers, too. The music director, band leader and composer are passionate about this genre. Moreover, as a vocalist with More Gospel Singers he’s works hard to put black American gospel 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.
Alternatively, Breeze was founded in 2005. And under the musical direction of Elvis Ediagbonya, performs inspirational black gospel, this soulful and powerful award-winning vocal group consists of three women and one man. Needless to say, their melodious vocals and gospel style have echoed all over the Netherlands and Hungary. Additionally, this makes them the perfect soundtrack for a wedding ceremony or drinks and snacks during your reception.
Now, we move on to Elvis E [Elvis Ediagbonya] a talented pianist | conductor who is actively involved in the gospel scene. Working closely with several celebrated gospel artists, his charity benefits and concerts are jaw-dropping events. Furthermore, he is the driving force and musical brain behind Yahweh gospel trio. And along with them, he has a mass choir which tours the country, this renowned composer is also an outstanding gospel singer.
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.
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.
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 gospel 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
Last but not least, ranked at the end of the black gospel choirs list is the medium sized group ZO! Gospel Choir. They’re at the top of their game. Remarkably, this premium choir of 20 – 30 singers has 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, your guests are in for a once in a lifetime treat.
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