Join a Gospel choir on holiday this year!
UK Gospel legend John Fisher will lead worship this week. Plus each afternoon he and his team will lead Gospel-singing workshops in separate groups for children and adults. You’ll get the chance to learn about technique, harmonies, solos and more.
At the weekend, more members of John’s IDMC Gospel Choir and band will join us at LPO.
Graduates of the afternoon workshops will join the choir and band to sing in a Gospel concert, backed by professional singers, keyboard, guitar and drums.
A bonus weekend concert is currently at the planning stage, reaching out to the local community with IDMC’s unique Gospel music message.
The Gospel-singing workshops
John and his team have been invited on a regular basis to conduct gospel choir workshops in Europe and beyond. Individuals and choirs from beyond these shores often turn to the UK as the closest source for authentic Gospel music.
Working on his We Sing U Sing project, John has conducted projects in Poland, Denmark, Germany, France and Italy with hundreds of enthusiastic participants.
A series of workshops conclude with a concert performance. The workshops include
- A brief history of Gospel Music
- The journey from Slavery to hip hop
- Teaching basic singing techniques
- Breathing techniques
- Unison singing
- Harmony singing
- Holding notes confidently
- Understanding rhythms
- Voice strengthening
- Solo singing
Gospel weekend 28th – 31st August
Join the fun at LPO over August bank holiday weekend. Relax, sing, swim, worship, eat, drink and celebrate the awesome thrill of quality live Gospel music.
- Fly out to France for a bank holiday weekend of Gospel music
- Includes two concerts by IDMC Gospel Choir and band
- Meet the singers and musicians in a relaxed holiday environment
- Plenty of time to chill by the pool and soak up the LPO atmosphere
- Join the Bible study and worship sessions if you wish
- Return on bank holiday Monday so you only need one day off work
- Book your own return flights to Nantes for less than £100 (January 2020)
- Free airport transfers on Friday and Monday, or rent a car for total freedom.
Affordable glamping from £90pp – share a fully equipped three bedroom tent for just £270. That’s £90 each for three people. Includes airport transfers if needed, or a Dover-Calais ferry crossing for your car. Ferry upgrade available.
Mobile home comfort from £155pp – share a three bedroom Ashglade mobile home for just £495, so three people sharing each have their own room. Includes airport transfers if needed, or a Dover-Calais ferry crossing for your car. Ferry upgrade available.
Luxury option in a Pinewood 2 – both bedrooms have en-suite facilities in our brand new Pinewood 2 mobile homes. Spoil yourself all weekend as you make your home in this superb accommodation. Just £645 for three nights including up to three airport transfers or a Dover-Calais ferry crossing for your car.
John Fisher and IDMC
John Fisher played drums for Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Denise Williams and London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) before starting IDMC Gospel Choir. IDMC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 with a 30-date international tour.
Steeped in Gospel music from an early age, John has worked with LCGC’s Basil Meade and Karen Gibson of Kingdom Choir, now famous for their part in the 2018 Royal Wedding.
IDMC includes up to 25 members from various Christian backgrounds plus a small group of professional musicians. They have amassed nine albums including one recorded at Le Pas Opton in 2012.
The choir were finalists in BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in 2018 when they also won Premier Radio’s Gospel Choir of the Year and an Urban Music Award for Best Gospel Act 2018.
John’s schools project We sing, U sing has helped thousands of young people to learn and experience Gospel music for themselves – including spectacular finale concerts with the IDMC choir and band. His teaching experience, musical genius and above all his love for Jesus Christ blend together as he leads and inspires at LPO in 2020.