Afflicted And Needy

Continually Seeking Him

Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy. Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You. Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long. Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. — Psalm 86:1-5

Have you ever been troubled greatly, afflicted? Afflicted so much that you are needy, in need of practical or emotional support? I’m sure you have. Who do you turn to?

I’ve been there. Wanting so much to be godly as I cry out. Lord, is there a hidden motive in my request for help in my distress? Am I being selfish, stubborn, greedy…

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VM & NEW YE, GUVNA B AND MUYIWA CONFIRMED TO PLAY AT UGCY 2014

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The fourth annual University Gospel Choir of the Year competition returns on 5th April 2014. Following the success of three previous shows, the Old Carlton Cinema, Islington will play host to this year’s proceedings.

After achieving success with The X-Factor, Your Face Sounds Familiar, the BBC Gospel Proms and a world-record breaking attempt at Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford, UGCY is aiming to stage the most spectacular show yet.

Resident host and MOBO-Award winning singing powerhouse Rachel Kerr returns to compare the finals with her usual grace and charisma.

For the first time last year, the UGCY title was retained by Manchester Harmony Gospel choirs and return again this year to defend their crown.

The 7 other finalists will contest the UGCY 2014 competition are as follows:

• City University, London (Veracity Gospel Choir)
• Coventry University (Coventry Gospel Rhythms)
• University of Nottingham (Revival Gospel Choir)
• Portsmouth University (Portsmouth University Gospel Choir)
• Reading University (Reading University Gospel Choir)
• Royal Holloway, University of London (Royal Holloway Gospel Choir)
• University of Surrey (University of Surrey Gospel Choir)

Judges Andrea Encinas, Mark De-Lisser and Stephanie & Ayo Oyerinde return to preside over the final decision as to who will be crowned University Gospel Choir of the Year champions 2014. Movers and shakers in their own right in the UK Gospel scene, for the very first time this year, our judges will also act as mentors to each of the choirs.

UGCY is proud to be able to continue to provide this unique platform for fresh talent from the best and brightest of the UK’s universities to shine and elevate the Gospel.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available now:
There are limited advanced early bird tickets priced at £12.50 available until Friday 28th February. Standard ticket prices are £15.00 thereafter. Buy 4 tickets for £50.

Tickets are also available on the door (tickets will be priced more on the door)
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Take your request to the Lord

No matter how difficult our circumstances are, the Lord is able and willing to provide us with comfort and help. As a believer we are not left without a resource to cope with our problems. Take your request to the Lord and trust-believe He will always do what is best for you.