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Music, Fri 4 Oct 2019

John Fisher & IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

John Fisher & IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

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THE SOUL OF GOSPEL: GOSPEL ROCKS

Award-winning and Croydon-based resident John Fisher, has been in the music business for over 40 years and has shared his gift for music playing for some of the biggest names in gospel and soul music.

John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir repertoire includes songs from Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, and The O’Jays with that signature IDMC twist. As well as, music from their albums that spans over the past 25 years.

_“Being the drummer behind people like The London Community Gospel Choir, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Alexandra O’Neal, Denise Williams and so much more has given me an amazing life”_ says John.

The choir which was formed in 1994 is made up of individuals who have come together to share the special gift of singing gospel and inspirational songs.

John, an award-winning choir director, music teacher, and youth mentor by day, has been mentored by some of the UK’s finest choir directors. Such as Bazil Meade (London Community Gospel Choir) who’s worked with Stormzy, Luther Vandross, Elton John, as well as Karen Gibson (Kingdom Choir) famed for singing at last year's Royal Wedding.

John Fisher and the choir have managed to amass a total of nine albums and various single releases containing legendary gospel soul funk classics, including Soul Food, Don’t Lose Your Song, Season for Love and Walk with Me (recorded live at north London’s famous Jazz Café).

The latest album offering Hideaway Live (recorded live at South London’s Hideaway Jazz Club) made its debut in 2017 with a deluxe re-release and album launch at the Jamaica High Commission in early 2018, celebrating 24 years of the choir. Now the latest single, My Change has Come, brings the choir into full fruition celebrating 25 years this year.

The choir have celebrated well in 2018, having been finalists in the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year and also winning both Premier Gospel Radio Gospel Choir of the Year and an Urban Music Award for Best Gospel Act 2018.

As well as the traditional ministerial duties of a gospel choir, IDMC have performed to varying audiences both home grown and all around Europe, the choir have had many high-profile collaborations with artists and organisations such as: Matt Goss, Michael Bublé, Lukas Graham, Luciano Pavarotti, Jahmene Douglas, Avery Sunshine, X Factor, Jermain Jackman, Cilla Black, Heather Small, Jason Mraz, Sting, Gron Koncert 2018, Tinderbox Festival, London Olympics, McDonald’s, KFC, Brooke Ligertwood, Sir Cliff Richard, Née Fraser (Hillsong church) and BBC Television.

 

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Oct 2019 19:30 to 00:00

Prices

£10-£15

Address

3 Quarry Hill,
Leeds,
LS2 7PD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

TRAIN
Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

COACH
Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

ROAD
Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

CAR PARKING
Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality