Godalming Community Gospel Choir was founded in 2011 by Emma-Sue Prince who had been singing with London-based gospel choirs for a number of years. On moving to Godalming Emma-Sue missed the passion and dynamics of gospel-singing and decided to start GCGC. Emma-Sue's vision was to have an inclusive gospel choir open to all, regardless of faith and background, and aspiring to musical excellence. We now have many members of all ages and from all backgrounds.
GCGC is an award-winning gospel choir who have won several categories in local competitions and we reached the national finals of BBC Gospel Choir of the Year competition in 2015.
WINNERS Godalming Music Festival 2017
Part of Godalming Performing Arts Festival,
one of the biggest Arts events in Surrey
WINNERS Godalming Music Festival 2014
FINALISTS BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2015
Music Director, Kathy McLeish
Kathy is a member of Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir and is well known for her amazing alto voice, having sung at some key events in London and on television.
She also sang with Hermione at the 606 Jazz Club and was our soloist at Christmas 2022.
Kathy ran her own gospel choir from 2016-2020 and was overwhelmingly selected as our new Music Director.
Keyboardist, Vaughan Larmond
Vaughan has built a reputation as one of the most accomplished keyboard players in the UK. He has been in the gospel industry for over 20 years and is currently accompanist for The Kingdom Choir. Vaughan's performance at our Christmas Showcase was outstanding.
What our members say
GCGC has given me 10 years of joy. The uplifting music and message of gospel lives on beyond the happy Monday night rehearsals, gets absorbed into my persona and enhances the ups and downs of life. It's unmissable!
I have had fun and friendship in an inclusive community, I've been inspired, empowered and sustained, it's been educational and enabling, harmonising not only in melody but also in body and soul.