The spectacular Birmingham Community Gospel Choir are set to provide a sensational start to Brewood Music Festival 2018. The choir will be appearing at St. Mary and St. Chads Church in Brewood on Thursday 12th July in a stunning curtain raiser to the 2018 festival.

BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2015

In addition to having been featured on numerous radio shows including Ed Doolan & Jeremy Vine, Television shows including BBC Songs Of Praise, The One Show and BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, the choir were winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year award in 2015.

Choir director Maxine Brooks has been singing and writing songs since the age of nine and has worked with many famous artists including UB40, Gregory Isaacs, Sybil, Cliff Richard, London Beat, Max Beasley, Paradise, Musical Youth, Soul 2 Soul, Take 6, Mica Paris and Sounds of Blackness. Maxine is also a member of The Nurses, a singing group whose first single raised money for the Nurse Aid Charity.

She will be joining Geri Horner (formerly Halliwell of the Spice Girls), Rob Beckett and 100 judges for the new Saturday night, BBC One prime time talent entertainment show ‘All Together Now’ which starts on Saturday 27th January.

Maxine began directing The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir from its conception in June 2005, and has been successful in shaping the choir sound and style that it is known for today.

Busy schedule

Since winning the title of BBC Songs Of Praise, ‘Gospel Choir Of the Year’ 2015, the choir have continued to go on from strength to strength. They were invited to perform in the worlds biggest pantomime production at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. It was a spectacular event with a host of stars like Bradley Walsh & Paul O’Grady.

The choir has also been featured on various CDs such as “Dion Dublin’s Christmas” and Gareth Malone’s “A Great British Christmas.” They performed on ‘Oh Holy Night’ & ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’ before joining Gareth again in a choir ensemble for the BBC Sports Personality Awards Event. Here they added their unique gospel sound to Gareth’s original arrangement of David Bowie’s, ‘Heroes’, and sang in front of a backdrop of images of sporting heroes who had sadly passed away that year. Gareth again invited the choir to sing with him on his Birmingham tour date at the prestigious Symphony Hall in November 2017.

Keep checking back to the website for more details on the performance as well as other information on Brewood Music Festival 2018. Click below to see the choir in action in the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in 2015.

For more information on Birmingham Community Gospel Choir please visit their website here: