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Mar 24

University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY)

March 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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The award-winning University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) finals is back for its 8th
annual show this spring! A “Sister Act 2-esque” event for the whole family and music
lovers will have you up on your feet and singing your way out of the venue! UGCY
promises to be jam packed, melody filled and guaranteed to leave you uplifted and
inspired! The Dominion Centre in London, Wood Green, on 24th March 2018 will play
host to this year’s proceedings.
After achieving success with features in The X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, the BBC
Gospel Proms and the launch of our UGCY Ghana Edition, UGCY is aiming to stage the
most spectacular show yet.

As always the competition will be full of dancing, laughter and roaring cheers (and a few tears!) with our seasoned Gospel Music gurus judging the competition ultimately deciding which choir will be crowned the 2018 UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR OF THE YEAR!!

UGCY is proud to be able to provide such a unique platform for University Students to display their talents! We invite you to experience the CREATIVITY of theses students with their UPLIFTING songs and performances as many have done since 2011!


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Our Event

University choirs from across the country have submitted their entries and the judges,
after much deliberation, have selected the top 9 university Gospel choirs (plus our
defending champions London College of Creative Media choir) to battle it out in the
hopes of taking home the prestigious UGCY 2018 title.
Our returning judges who will preside over who is crowned UGCY 2018 are: singer and
songwriter Stephanie Sounds and Creative/Music Director Ayo ‘Ace’ Oyerinde. Mobo
Award winning Gospel Artist Volney Morgan and legendary Record Producer/A&R
Manager Les Moir from Integrity Music will join as guest judges. Our resident host
Rachel Kerr (MOBO award winner) will also be back to host the show.

The UGCY 2018 finalists are:

Imperial College London – Imperial College Gospel Choir
Nexus Institute of Creative Arts – Nexus Choir
University of Brighton – Sounds of Zion Gospel Choir
University of Cambridge – Cambridge University Gospel Choir
University of Kent – Kent Gospel Choir
University of Manchester – Manchester Harmony Gospel Choir
University of Birmingham – University of Birmingham Gospel Choir
Canterbury Christ Church University – Canterbury Christ Church Gospel Choir

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) CHOIR!

About UGCY

University Gospel Choir of the Year is a voluntary organisation providing an unprecedented
platform for University Gospel Choirs across the UK to develop and showcase their musical
abilities. Launched in 2011, UGCY an annual competition that aims to brings together talented
and diverse individuals through music, encouraging them to strive for excellence and exceed
their own limitations, whilst inspiring the young and old in all walks of life.