ABOUT

LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

From humble beginnings, in 1982 London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) came together to spread an important message of peace and unity in diversity through music and faith. Pioneering the sound of British Gospel Music, they soon rose to fame, and went on to become Europe’s leading Gospel brand and one of the most in demand choirs across continents of the globe.

35 years on LCGC’s unique, warm, rich, vibrant sound and charismatic, unforgettable performances continue to break boundaries and inspire people internationally, touching the hearts of audiences from all walks of life.

FA CUP, GLASTONBURY, WORLD RECORD

Bazil Meade MBE, Guinness World Record

LCGC performs at many of the UK’s most prestigious events, such as the International FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury, Live 8 and World Aids Festival as well as regular shows at Royal Albert Hall. Dubbed by the British media as ‘the nation’s favourite choir’, LCGC are the first point of call to support high end entertainment events and global humanitarian causes such as Red Nose Day, Remembrance Day, Cancer Research, Live 8, Amnesty International and World Aids Day.

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, LCGC hosted a historic concert in London, bringing together 30 choirs from across the world to perform together as one, breaking a Guinness World Record for the World’s largest Mass Gospel Choir.

Out of many one voice

Driven by the altruistic vision of peace, love and unity: “Out of many one voice” and the infectious passion and charisma of it’s founding leader, Bazil Meade MBE, LCGC is made up of an eclectic mix of united nations and ages from diverse backgrounds. This untouchable unique blend of voices, personalities and artistry is what makes this choir a truly special, groundbreaking force in international Gospel music today.

Testimony to this successful recipe and reputation, LCGC has collaborated, performed and recorded with artists such as - Tom Jones, Elton John, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Annie Lenox, Rod Stuart, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Adele, Gorillas, Blur, Nick Jonas, One Republic, Gregory Porter, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and the list goes on.

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Management Team

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Anthony Williams

Managing Director
Having accumulated over 25 years’ experience in the entertainments Industry, Anthony has held many key executive titles, from senior strategic creative VP at ‘JH2 Media’ to becoming a managing director for Choir Connexion – the record management company managing London Community Gospel Choir. His business knowledge, savvy wit and out of the box thinking mindset, paved room for him to negotiate and supply bespoke services to the Industry, high end media, big brands and recording artists such as Sir Elton John, Madonna, Sam Smith, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Dermot Kennedy to Brit Awards with P!NK, The 1975, Justin Timberlake, Blur, UK Voice, The X Factor, Grammys with Madonna, whilst making records and providing services for movie soundtracks like; The Lion King, Street Dance, Cinderella, Love Actually and a host of other Industry collaborative media projects.

In 2000, he built a production company ‘Globe Enterprises Ltd’ from the ground up to supply a 360-degree service to all aspects of events entertainment, design and the production media Industry. This company serviced concerts, festivals, corporate, media and one of the large conference gatherings in Europe: IGOC conference guests included; Creflo Dollar, TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Martha Munizzi, Mary Mary. Live Productions of One Heart video recording at Abbey Rd studio, The Edge of LCGC album and video recording at Jazz Café, Jingle Bell Ball Festival, London Community Gospel Choir’s Christmas concert ft Emeli Sandé and Lemar, Children In Need ft N-Dubz with London Community Gospel Choir.

Anthony is also as a musician having worked previously with various Pop and R&B recording artists touring the world.
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Bazil Meade MBE

Co-Founder and Creative Director
Born in the Montserrat, Bazil Meade is the charismatic and multi-talented vocalist, pianist and leader of Europe’s premier vocal ensemble, the London Community Gospel Choir. Moving to England at aged nine family circumstances caused him to leave home in his teens. His ambition was to bring the two fundamental aspects of his life together, his faith and music, to inspire and entertain audiences. Having built up a legion of dedicated fans the choir perform regularly to audiences all over the world.

Many of the greatest musical artists have called upon the services of Bazil and the choir including Madonna, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, Brian May, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross and Kylie Minogue. Bazil can turn his hand to any type of genre and his and the choir’s versatility have made them the first point of call for soulful vocals for high profile concerts and recordings.

As well as with the choir, Bazil runs his own vocal workshops around the world and also the Bazil Meade Experience – Bazil on keys with 3 backing vocals and the band, an imitate performance.

His book A Boy, A Journey, A Dream tells the story of his life with the choir. The foreword written by Sir George Martin.

Awarded the MBE in 2018 for Services to Gospel Music. If you talk about British Gospel Music you are talking about Bazil!
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Kaylin Cain

Office Manager
Kaylin runs the office of Choir Connexions, managing London Community Gospel Choir.

Kaylin is usually your first point of call when contacting the office and will assist you in any queries you have.

Working as the choir’s Miss Moneypenny, Kaylin manages the logistics of moving the choir around the world – on occasions finding missing choir members, musicians and belongings that may have gone astray from our office in Walthamstow!

Kaylin uses her skills to keep on top of such amazing and energetic talents coming from the choir drawn from her background in entertainment working for other dynamic and high-profile companies such as Virgin, Sega, ITV, NBC and Canada TV, the last two companies supervising the logistics for London Olympics 2012.
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Rebecca (Becky) Thomas

Senior Choir Director
Becky grew up singing in church from a very young age. At age 15 Becky had taken over the Youth Choir at church under the tutoring of Mr Wayne Ellington and Mrs Sandra Sherman (both renowned Gospel vocalists and tutors).

She went on to study Music and obtained an Artist Development Diploma in Music Performance. After studying Becky began working for The British Gospel Arts Consortium as a Vocal tutor where she crafted her directing skills under the training of Ms Karen Gibson (world renowned Vocal tutor and choir director). Becky later joined LCGC as an alto and soon progressed to the role of senior choir director.

As a full -time Vocalist, Becky has sung with various artists such as Tom Jones, Madonna, Mica Paris, Paul Carrack and Yolanda Adams.

Becky is an amazing choir director and has the gift of translating a song from the writer or artist to the choir to bring it to full potential. She has arranged choir vocals for Callum Scott, Ellie Goulding and Natalie Grant to name a few. Becky has also toured with Emeli Sandé featuring on her live DVD at The Royal Albert Hall.
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Leonn Meade

Musical Director
Leonn Meade “LEONN” is responsible for all aspects of music for the choir. Leonn unites the choir with the band and other musicians with live instrumentation, empowering lyrics and incredible musicianship.

As well as being the choir’s Musical Director, Leonn is a solo singer/song writer and a talented multi-instrumentalist performing with some of the worlds most renowned artists such as ‘Natasha Bedingfield’, ‘Blue’, ‘West Life’, ‘Jason Derulo’, ‘Maria Carey’, ‘Glen Lewis’, plus many more.

He also pursues a career in music production and is known best for his debut single ‘Invisible Me’ (2015) and his energetic live shows. LEONN has earned his place as one of the most exciting acts stemming from the depths of the London music scene.
Jenny La Touche

Jenny La Touche

Weddings and Workshop Administrator
Jenny works at Brookdale House as the Administrator mainly covering weddings and workshops.

She is also a current and founder member of the London Community Gospel Choir, singing in the Alto section and travelling extensively around the world with the choir.

Outside of the Choir, Jenny teaches singing with various Age UK branches and leads classes for learning disabilities.

Jenny is also a trustee of the charity arm of the choir.

As seen on

BBC The One Show with Dermot Kennedy, Live Lounge with Dermot Kennedy and The 1975, Radio 2 In-Tune, A Gospel Christmas in London with Gregory Porter and Beverley Knight and A Gospel Christmas in Wales with Tom Jones.

In response to what it was like working with London Community Gospel Choir, Matt Healy of The 1975 said:
"They were amazing, they are so professional."

NEW ALBUM COMING SOON...

Whilst performing concerts, corporate bookings, media shows and traveling, LCGC are currently in the middle of recording their new album for release during the first quarter of 2019. Having made a total of thirteen recordings some released through major record labels, this new album promises to be their most defining to date. The yet untitled album is a message album with its narrative about peace, love and justice. A combination of covers and original songs painting a positive picture of hope and optimism during a time of global ‘doom and gloom’ media reporting.

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