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)
Proudly supported by Singercise and BGA

Captain of our boat

Morning Everyone,

Whilst i was growing up, I remember there is this particular song i was taught in church which is called ‘The lord is the captain of my boat’ . The word boat can refer to any form of travelling such as car, air,sea,train etc. I always sing this song like a prayer whenever I am travelling. Below are the words. You can come up with a tune for it.  I can tell you, after i sing this song all fear is gone because I know ‘The Lord is in control’.

Song Lyric:-

The Lord is the captain of my boat, and he will drive me safely ( x2)

I will not be afraid, I rejoice in the Lord

For he is the captain of my boat

However strong the storm maybe, and He will drive me safely ( x2)