Tis the season as the holiday concerts get underway. This year the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents Making Spirits Bright: A Good Noise Gospel Christmas in Vancouver and Richmond. Here are five reasons we think you should go.
Making Spirits Bright: A Good Noise Gospel Christmas takes place on December 12 and 13 at 7:30pm at Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral and December 14 at 3pm at Richmond’s Fraserview MB Church. Visit http://goodnoisevgc.com for tickets and more information.
1. Over the years, the choir has performed alongside such acclaimed artists as Barbra Streisand, Holly Cole, David Foster, Josh Groban, Jim Byrnes, Dee Daniels, and many more.
2. The choir has recorded two successful CDs – “Glory To The Newborn King” and “Shine The Light” – both of which have been nominated for Covenant Awards (Canadian Gospel Music Awards).
3. The GNVGC is currently choir-in-residence at one of downtown Vancouver’s finest historic venues, Christ Church Cathedral.
4. The 90-voice GNVGC has a membership that includes singers from across the Lower Mainland, from the North Shore to Abbotsford and every city and town in between. Members of the choir come from a diversity of faith traditions (or none at all) sharing a common love for gospel and popular music.
5. The first half of the concert features familiar seasonal tunes alongside a gospel-ized version of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” and a smooth jazz version of “Little Drummer Boy”. In the second half the sounds of New Orleans will be heard as the choir is joined on stage by Canadian folk icon, Daniel Lapp and the concert concludes with a revamped version of the popular calypso song “Mary’s Boy Child”.