Gospel choir set to give final concert
After five years, 150 rehearsals and dozens of joyful performances the Norwich Community Gospel Choir is set to give its final concert on April 1.
The Norwich Community Gospel Choir (NCGC) was established in the summer of 2018 by Megan Rawling, born out of her passion to bring people together through singing. Megan said, "It felt like quite a leap at the time - leaving my sensible choral director job to launch a new citywide project with no clue if it would sink or swim."
The choir proved to be highly successful, meeting at several locations across the city for rehearsals, and numerous performances, including at Celebrate Norwich and annual Christmas events, plus a weekend choir retreat and creatively adapting throughout the pandemic. Megan said, "The people we have met, the performances we've put on, the friendships we've seen form, the glimpses of people's faith journeys we've been privileged to see over the last nearly-five years, have made running NCGC one of the great joys of my life so far."
"I am so grateful to every single person who has been involved, however great or small the ways and for however long."
Megan will shortly be leaving Norwich to begin new gospel-based music adventures in Darlington, County Durham. The choir is preparing for a farewell concert which will be a celebration of all they have achieved over the last five years.
St Stephen's Church, Norwich
Doors will open at 4:30pm for cream tea, and the concert will begin thereafter.
Tickets are £15 full price/£10 concession, and are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: the Norwich Community Gospel Choir
Helen Baldry, 02/03/2023