10 Remarkable Black Gospel Choirs in the Netherlands

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World-class professional black gospel choirs adorned in iconic gospel robes are belting at the top of their range. Singing soul classics, spirituals and hymns their a force to be reckoned with. From the very best small, medium-sized and large groups of singers you can book a choir that suits your wedding or party entertainment needs.

Basically, trained choirs are spreading the word throughout the renowned music scene. 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 amount of interest in vibrant black gospel choirs and multi-ethnic vocal ensembles.

But let’s consider this… how much does it cost to hire an awesome choir? And who is the perfect gospel group to make a joyful noise at your unique event?

Well, if you want to know the prices click on the link above. Otherwise, don’t worry about finding the right choir I’ve selected [in alphabetical and chronological order] 10 of the best black gospel choirs in the Netherlands. All you have to do is pick a music group that tick all the boxes for your special occasion and sounds good, too!

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

ABC Black Gospel Choir

ABC Gospel Choir, a small Amsterdam choir [± ten singers] can be booked with or without a live band. There sound is reminiscent of the musical comedy film Sister Act. In fact, the seasoned entertainers’ old school style is perfect for weddings and parties. Together with that the choir leader Serena Koster customises a playlist to your wishes.

Black Gospel Experience (BGE)

With the current release of Kanye West’s “Jesus is King” Album, Clifton Grep’s Black Gospel Experience mass choir [± fifty members] also works hard to put a new spin on American gospel music. In addition BGE and the subgroup More Gospel Singers style is perfect for believers and non-believers of the faith. Experiencing the wondrous sounds of authentic Christian songs is a must. Moreover, BGE is dedicated to this music genre.

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Breeze | Black Gospel

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 rousing vocals and solid harmony have echoed all over the Netherlands and Hungary. Additionally, with an extensive library of songs these advanced singers are the ideal soundtrack for any ceremonial event.

Elvis E  Gospel Choir

Next, is Elvis E [Elvis Ediagbonya] a talented pianist | conductor active within the scene. Working closely with celebrated artists, his charity benefits and concerts are jaw-dropping events. Actually, Elvis is the founder of Yahweh gospel trio and with a mass choir they tour the country. Therefore you’re guaranteed the highest quality musical accompaniment for your event. In fact, Elvis is as a renowned composer and an outstanding singer, too.

G Roots Black Gospel

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, 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 Gospel Choir

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 supreme 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.

Up Now Gospel Choir

Esteemed Black gospel choir Up Now sing a mix of popular Negro spirituals, current hits and musical songs. In the event that your wedding or party needs a more authentic gospel feel, the small group (trio or quartet) can step in. Hailing from Amsterdam with international roots their unique, colourful appearance and distinctive song list, catch your public’s eye. Moreover, your audience gets up off their seats!

ZO! Black Gospel Choir

Finally, ranked at the bottom of black gospel choirs list is ZO Gospel Choir. This multi-ethnic formation at the top of their game, give budding young artists and singers the chance to perform withing the international & national gospel scene. In truth, the [ ± twenty singers] have a unique style, dynamic stage performance and a powerful sound, look and feel. Exclusively booked for A-list corporate music events this act is amazing!

Black Gospel Choirs Breaking News – Coronavirus Update

Choirs are not sitting still. Many are practicing online in preparation for the coronavirus restrictions to be lifted. And they are keeping their voices warm for your wedding, party or other important celebratory event. Stay home, save lives and stay strong!

 

 

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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 & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots 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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