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A Gospel Choir sings music that originated in the evangelical churches of Black Populations in the Southern United States. Gospel Music contains elements of Jazz and Blues. Think of movies like Sister Act and Love Actually where Gospel Music were featured. In the UK most Gospel Choirs booked for Weddings and Events have their origins in the South of London where there was a predominantly Black Population and Evangelical Churches.
The smallest combination of a Gospel Choir is a 5 Piece Choir and can go up to a 20 or 30 Singers in the Gospel Choir. The standard sizes are 6 to 12 Gospel Singers accompanied by at least one Musician . Normally a Keyboard Player. The size of Gospel Choirs booked are often based on the space available and the effect required. The larger the choir the bigger the sound.
The cost for Gospel Choirs vary from £1100.00 to £2200.00 for a 5 piece Gospel Choir depending on the Gospel Choir Booked. Exact rates will vary depending on the gospel choir booked, travel and the number of new songs they are requested to learn and rehearse if the songs are not already on the list.
When booked for a Wedding, the Gospel Choir generally perform at the entrance of the bride, during the registration or in the middle of the service and when the bride and groom leave the church. They will also singalong with the guests and the congregation if requested adding an amazing sound to the traditional hymns.
Yes, Gospel Choirs normally perform for funerals, drinks receptions, award ceremonies as the main act, Christmas parties and product launches, each bring their own unique take of gospel music for each event.