WHO ARE WE ?

Since its creation by Fernande Angers in 2000, the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir has acquired a certain reputation on the music scene in Quebec and its performances are greatly appreciated by event promoters and spectators.

Lucky enough to have shared the stage with national reknown performers such as Nicoletta, Florence K, Johanne Blouin, Zachary Richard, Vic Vogel, Sylvie Desgroseilliers, Muna Mingole, Mélanie Renaud and Kim Richardson, the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir was honored to be the guest artist for the show of French Legend Charles Aznavour at the Mondial Choral in June 2009. The choir also participated in several important events like the Rendez-Vous Gospel, Expo Quebec, the Quebec City Summer Festival in July 2009 and 2011, the Quebec Sacred Music Festival, the Rimouski Festi Jazz International, Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest and Quebec television shows such as "En Direct de l'Univers", "C'est Extra!", "Pour le Plaisir", "Les Galas Juste pour Rire 2012", "Salut Bonjour", le "Gala Artis", "On Connait La Chanson", "Bons Baisers de France" et "La Classe de 5e".

In February 2009, the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir made a brief appearance in New York City, just long enough to thrill thousands of spectators gathered in the beautiful Winter Garden of the World Financial Center, venue of the Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition. The choir totally blew the judges away and caused a major surprise by eclipsing the other ensembles and rising to the first step of the podium, earning the first place and the top prize of $5000.

The Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir was awarded another prestigious title as well as a cash prize of $2500 in June 2010 at the McDonald's Gospelfest Competition. The choir was selected from over 40,000 gospel artists & choirs to participate in the biggest competition of this genre in North America and was lucky enough to emerge as one of the big winners of this major event. First Canadian choir to be a finalist in this prestigious competition, the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir won in the category Out-of-Town Choir at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Furthermore, in August 2011, the members of the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir received the news from GMC TV that they had placed in the 13th top position out of 105 competitors on "AMERICA SINGS "!! Such a thrill for the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir to have received the opportunity, once again, to proudly represent Quebec and Canada in this new television series produced by the reknown Brad Lachman Productions from Hollywood (Solid Gold, Do not Forget the Lyrics, Christmas in Rockefeller Center)!

The Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir has recorded its first Christmas album, released in November 2011. Produced with the collaboration of reknown musician, Steve Barakatt and Montreal soundman Claude Champagne, the album "NOËL DIVIN" includes a dozen of the most beautiful Christmas songs, the majority in French and some in English, rearranged with a gospel flavor. To accomplish this, the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir has enlisted the talents of two musicians and arrangers from New York City, whose reputations are second to none in the United States. Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert were nominated in 2005 at the Grammy Awards gala for the best vocal and instrumental arrangements.

So far, close to 11 million people have viewed one of the videos posted on the very popular internet site YouTube by the Quebec Gospel Celebration Choir. This clip, from one of the choir's live performances, presents the choir with guest star, the great Canadian singer Sylvie Desgroseilliers, in an energizing rendition of the gospel classic "Oh Happy Day!". Even better, the Choir's channel has received more than 15 million visits and the famous video was awarded thousands of kudos and positive comments from YouTube users from all over the world. Quite an accomplishment for this Quebec City choir! The love story that bloomed between the whole world and gospel music has certainly given a major boost to the choir's professional career, allowing it to grow in constant evolution towards true success.

 
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