Half term was a busy time for our G:Force Gospel Community Choir who took part in two major festivals in Manchester over the break. The Manchester Amateur Choir Competition took place at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday 11 February and featured 18 choirs from across the country and, whilst, they did not win the overall prize, the judges were wowed by their energetic and dynamic programme “if that was the last thing I heard in my life, I’d be happy!”
At the UK Choir Festival, on Sunday 18 February, the smaller outfit, the ‘G:Force Executive’ performed for the third consecutive year and proved a real tour de force! This ‘non-competitive’ event celebrates all that is great about singing and offers inspiring workshops with some of the best coaches in the country, as well as providing a big stage to showcase their work. Following last year’s event in St. Alban’s, at which Mr Cook and Mundo Afrika received the only ever standing ovation, the festival now offers awards after the showcases and the G:Force Executive were presented with the Outstanding Performance Award! They were also joined by a few members of Mundo Afrika, who will return to the next UK Choir Festival later in the year.