November 24 2009
I’ve seen the London Community Gospel Choir on stage many times, as accompanists to stars such as Sting, Elton John and Blur. Each time they made an unforgettable sound with their soaring, swaying, soulful singing – a sound that at times eclipsed the main act.
Now the LCGC are taking centre stage with a short season of concerts at the Jazz Café in north London: in what has now become their traditional seasonal residency at this intimate venue, they will raise the roof with their glorious harmonies. Featuring their own arrangements of traditional Christmas carols, as well as uplifting devotional gospel standards, these shows promise to be rip-roaring events inspired by the spirit of Christmas.
The venue is standing only in the downstairs area (tickets £18), but tables can be booked upstairs in the restaurant, where a seat costs £42.50, which includes £24.50 towards two courses.