Leicester University Voices won the 5th annual University Gospel Choir of the Year competition, held at the Hippodrome, in Golders Green, north London.
The 2015 UGCY competition, founded by Lorraine Wright, hosted nine competing choirs from the following universities: University of Nottingham (Revival Gospel Choir), Kingston University (Kingston University Gospel Choir), De Montfort University (DMU Student Choir), University of Surrey (Surrey University Gospel Choir), Imperial College (Imperial College Gospel Choir), Queen Mary (QMUL Unite Choir), University of Leicester (Leicester University Voices), Portsmouth University (Portsmouth Gospel Choir) and Coventry University (Coventry Gospel Rhythms).
Leicester University Voices, dressed in traditional Ghanaian ‘Angelina’ print, wowed the judges: Andrea Encinas, Mark De-Lisser, Stephanie Oyerinde and John Fisher, with their energetic and effortless performance. In fact, the judges gave the choir a standing ovation. The evening was hosted by Rachel Kerr.
The runners up were wildcard choir Portsmouth Gospel Choir and Coventry University.
As well as listening to the competing choirs, the audience enjoyed performances by MOBO Award-winning rapper, Triple O, gospel dance group I AM ABLE and Seth Pinnock.
One unmistakeable fact about UGCY is that it provides a unique platform for the best and brightest of the UK’s universities to shine and elevate themselves. And this year, Leicester University Voices did their university proud.
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