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.

39 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.

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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.

Photo by Alex Winn Photography | alexwinn.com

Management Team

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Bazil Meade MBE

Co-Founder and Principal
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!

For more information about Bazil, please visit bazilmeade.co.uk
Leonn Meade

Leonn Meade

Creative and Musical Director
40 years in the game? What!! It’s been a lifelong journey and some what a lifelong commitment to the cause. Even before I knew it. From the little boy following the steps of Bazil Meade and Andrea Encinas learning and absorbing all I could about the art, the movement, the community, the music. Gospel wasn’t just about the ears, wasn’t just about the performance. It was and still is about the heart. It’s the way we all felt after being soaked in its power. It is what we did with that transmitted energy that set “Gospel Music” apart. it was cosmic, love and inspiration. 

Help the weak, feed the poor, love thy neighbour, be the good. It’s residue from the concert last night. I saw, heard, and felt that every day. Choir rehearsal, my dad bashing the piano in the living room, gigs, tours, studio session. I was there.

A list B list C list, I saw them all and watched their eyes beam with joy when LCGC blessed their music with a unique Gospel blend of flavour and passion.

It moulded me, shaped me, readied me then set me on my way. I’m grateful to have been given so much. It took me around the world and beyond. My given talents and experience lead me on to great things. Touring as a drummer with superstar bands, writing, recording, and producing music in infamous studios, supervising and orchestrating musical theatre. It has been a journey. 

Now the flame has passed on from father to son to continue the legacy of LCGC. We forever evolve, we forever are renewed but our heart will never change. Out of many one voice.
Vernetta Lynch

Vernetta Lynch

Office Manager
Vernetta is a friendly, outgoing woman, managing the office, operations and logistics for the London Community Gospel Choir, under MVLS Management Ltd.

Vernetta has over 20 years’ experience working in the music industry as a singer, workshop tutor, and event coordinator. She had also worked for, Gospel music education organisation, British Gospel Arts and Youth charity Hope in Tottenham and the Princes Trust as a Project Manager for a combination of 15 years. Her most recent experience was as Executive Assistant to the Director of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. for nearly 5 years in the Barbados consulate before joining the MVLS Management/ LCGC team in 2023.

Vernetta brings her enthusiasm for people and music, her professionalism and skills in coordination, attention to detail and breadth of experience across sectors to this organisation. Anything you need to know about the choir, Vernetta is person to go to and the glue, holding everything and everyone together.
Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca (Becky) Thomas

Choir Director & Artist Liaison
Rebecca grew up in The Church of God of Prophecy in Wembley, London and it was there she discovered her passion for choirs and directing under the tutelage of Wayne Ellington, Sandra Sherman, and Karen Gibson. She studied at Brighton Institute of Modern Music gaining an HND.

She joined LCGC in 2006 after completing work experience at British Gospel Arts, the choir’s affiliate Gospel music training organisation, encouraged Managing Director, Andrea Encinas and then Project Manager, Vernetta Lynch to audition. Rebecca then helped form the BGA youth choir 2020 formed in 2009 and supported LCGC in many UK concerts.

By June 2007 Rebecca was co-directing LCGC on international shows, whilst also touring the UK as an alto in the choir. Rebecca has grown to become LCGC’s Senior Choir director and Artist Liaison and has formed a formidable creative tag-team with Leonn.

Rebecca, teaches several adult community choir’s weekly, in her spare time, including the BGA choir celebrating 10 years in 2023.
Jenny LaTouche

Jenny La Touche

Office Assistant
Jennifer is one of the founding members of LCGC and one of the longest standing members and anchor Alto singer, still performing with the choir to date. She also works as office assistant at the LCGC HQ in East London managing, wedding, funeral and charity bookings and enquiries.

Jennifer also teaches several school choir’s and adult community choir’s in her spare time.

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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