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The HCGC is a gospel music choir whose mission is to bring diverse audiences together through life affirming roots and gospel music. Through performance, workshops, and other community-based activities, we seek to uplift, enrich, and educate.

The HCGC has but one primary purpose: To carry an uplifting message of the love, hope, strength, and joy of Jesus Christ to diverse audiences and communities, bringing us all closer together to understand the true meaning of peace, equality, respect, unity, and justice. For over a century Gospel music have been there as a source of strength, hope, and encouragement. It is our hope that by bringing this music to the disenfranchised in our own communities, we can continue to keep that source of strength alive.

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  • I joined the choir after a friend convinced me to give it a go. I’ve always loved singing but never felt I was good enough to be in a choir, but being part of Edwin’s choir is more about the spirit of singing, than talent alone, although we do sound pretty good! It’s a fantastic atmosphere, with fantastic people and I would highly recommend it to anyone who just enjoys singing!

    by Lyndsey
  • I have seen the Community Gospel Choir on several occasions.They have sung in the Seventh-day Adventist Church,at our Christmas Carol service,and recently at our Concert at Easter.They are a very lively group.Their enthusiasm can be seen on their faces, and they sing with real heart and conviction.I can recommend them for all types of functions where vibrant singing is required and appreciated.

    by Pastor B.Stokes
  • I joined the choir after a workshop advertised ‘Come and have a go at gospel singing’ in the Huddersfield Examiner. It seems like a safe opportunity to give it a go without feeling pressured or worried about not being good enough. Well that was back in November 2009 and I’ve been singing with the choir ever since and have loved every minute. It has been great seeing the choir grow from a handful of singers to now a full blown choir. It’s so good for the soul, such a relaxed and uplifting environment with a great group of people – I always leave our weekly practise feeling on a high! So if it’s something that you’ve always wanted to do but never felt quite brave enough – come and have a go, you’ll love it!

    by Mic
  • I had always wanted to be in a gopsel choir, and sing gospel music. It was quite by accident that I found out about the Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir. Since joining in around September 2010 I have taken part in three performances, with plenty more on the way.

    If you want to sing the gospel, get down there and take part. Under Edwin’s leadership we all continue to grow as singers and its a no pressure environment where you’ll soon make friends. I felt like one of the gang in next to no time, and I’d strongly recommend this group to anyone, any time!

    So whether you were born to sing the gospel, or you just want to have a go, Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir is the place to be. I’ll see you there!

    by Reedy Zined
  • The Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir gave a fantastic soul filled performance with so much passion even the nonbelievers were drawn in as much as the devoted. Highly recommend if you want to ‘Get Your Soul Right’.

    by Ria
  • Been to see HCGC a number of times, this was the best performance to date. they just seem to be getting better and better. Great job Edwin, keep up the great work, Loved it.

    by Hughes
  • Singers and musicians were absolutely superb. A totally uplifting evening. Go and hear them for yourselves!!

    by Honeybee
  • What a great choir! I saw them perform at the Hudawi Centre on Saturday night at the Wome in Action Concert. They were brilliant. I was moved to tears by the song I Almost Let Go, it really touched me. Really looking forward to there next performance. Keep up the good work guys.

    by Sarai
  • I saw the Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir performing at a fund raising concert at Crosland Moor SDA Church. They were absolutely fantastic, a very uplifting and spirit filled performance, sung from the heart with real passion. Each member of this beautifully diverse choir looked as though they were enjoying every minute of it, their smiles added to the overall enjoyment of their performance. Well done, can’t wait to see you perform again.

    by Jennifer Gilling
  • I joined the HCGC in April 2010 and it has got better and better. I find it a great way to escape my hectic working week singing in a relaxed, non-threatening environment and often find it very uplifting. The choir is fun and all share a passion for singing regardless of age, ethnicity, religion or ability…….which is good for me as I can hold a tune but am no Aretha Franklin! I have enjoyed concerts at Huddersfield’s Hudawi Centre, Dewsbury’s party in the park and church fundraising events. A biased 5 out of 5 from me 🙂

    by Katie

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