Wednesday, 22 May 2013

30 Choir Festival Guinness World Record Success!

As you may have read here over the Bank Holiday weekend at the start of the month of May the London Community Gospel Choir held a fabulous 30 Choir festival at the Southbank Centre in London. The weekend was a triumph as they broke the Guinness World record for the largest number of people singing in a gospel choir under concert conditions. And I am excited to say that I was part of that attempt. The sound of 'Oh Happy Day' rang through the entire of the Southbank, it was a real moment of joyousness and something I'm so happy to be part of. 

Rev Bazil Meade Accepts the Guinness World Record Certificate!

The day started off with a rehearsal and a run through of what was expected of us and ended with a stunning concert featuring some wonderful voices - voices that to my mind would give the likes of Mary J Blige and Emile Sande a run for their money! We were also lucky enough to see one of my all time favourite female Soul singers Jocelyn Brown and young talent Jahmene Douglas from the X Factor. He had the most amazing voice, something that needs to be witnessed in real life - listening on TV doesn't even come close.

My partners in crime for the day were Helen aka Actually Mummy, Liz aka Me and My Shadow and Mary, journalist from the Voice. Here we are before Helen sprayed us with the necessary gold glitter, which clearly set us up to perform to our best! 

Actually Mummy, Mary and I!
So on returning from this amazing day I hadn't realised that perhaps my constant droning of 'Oh Happy Day' had, had an effect on my son, and during lunch at my parents a week ago he started coming out with 'Oh Happy Day' and it was very cute. Perhaps I should have taken him to the record attempt too - he could have been the youngest member of the LCGC Choir! What do you think?

Photo credits: Louise Harris and Liz Burton

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