Beating of stiff competition from 6 of the UK’s best University Gospel choirs – including their sister choir, De MontFort University Student Choir, the DMU team came out on top at what judges Anu Omideyi, Mark De-Lisser, Andrea Encinas and Stephanie Oyerinde said was a competition of an incredibly high.standards.
The other 6 finalists were:
University of Southampton ACCF Choir Southampton
Canterbury Christchurch University Canterbury Christ Church Gospel Choir
Coventry University Coventry University Gospel Rhythms
De Monfort University DMU Student Choir
Middlesex University MDX Gospel Choir
University of Portsmouth Portsmouth Gospel Choir
Sister Ellah Khandi said: “We may have been the smallest choir but if the size of joy could be measured, then the world wouldn’t be able to contain it! We had a testimony of the Lord’s goodness to share in the choice of songs and we did just that.
“There was an interesting mix of so many different genres in gospel music. We went. We saw. We conquered! It is an honour to bring the trophy to DMU.
“Seeing the students hard work despite all the odds was truly rewarding.
“We are inspired by the words of Vince Lombardi – ‘The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand’.”[row][half][/half][half]UGCY is a young, voluntary organisation that has held FIVE annual competitions, celebrating the talent of 3000+ students from various universities across the UK and has worked with the likes of ITV’s the X-Factor! The aspiring organisation aims to bring many talented young individuals together through gospel music, and say that “they would love to see gospel at the forefront of British music.”[/half][/row]
Congratulations DMU Gospel Choir!
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