Press Release

15 November 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University will welcome one of Europe's most popular gospel choirs for an exclusive performance at Augustine Hall on Saturday 10 December 2011 at 7.30pm.

Performing as part of their 2011 nationwide Christmas Tour, The London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) will make their only stop in Kent at a memorable festive concert for the public to attend.

Vince Peilow, Director of the Christ Church Gospel Choir at Canterbury Christ Church University said: “We’re delighted to welcome the London Community Gospel Choir to Canterbury and the University to bring their own unique style of singing to a truly joyous Christmas event.

“The LCGC is one of the most successful choirs in Europe so we’re equally excited for the University’s own Gospel choir to be given the opportunity to perform two songs with them during the concert.”

The London Community Gospel Choir is well known for undertaking several prestigious performances amongst celebrities, Royalty and other musical artists alike.  The choir were flown to Italy to sing at Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s wedding in 2008, recorded ‘Abide with Me’ as ITV’s new FA Cup theme song and are often the backing vocalists on the popular prime time Saturday night show, The X-Factor.

To book your tickets for the concert, priced at £15 per person, visit or call 07534744835.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received 'outstanding' grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University's primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • 94.3 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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