WVGCA Cappella

World Village Gospel Choir presents: WVGC Unplugged! – an a cappella concert of gospel and world music from around the globe. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 26th at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Repertoire includes traditional world music songs in Zulu and Portugese, an original song by WVGC Co-Director Rachel Landrecht in Gaelic, plus other a cappella gems. The concert will be opened by a cappella vocal group led my WVGC standout Lianne Fournier, who has teamed up with her cousins, Ginette and Christine Boulianne. Their sound is a beautiful, rich blend of voices and harmonies.

The term “a cappella” refers to group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment. Thousands of years ago, long before musical instruments were ever invented, people were singing together. The only instruments we will be using in this concert are percussion instruments, as these are traditionally used for African songs. WVGC Co-Director Landrecht notes, “There are no other species, according to our current knowledge, that sing the way that we do. Our ability to create music and sing together is something that makes us unique in our humanity.”

Advance tickets for $12 are available at  http://worldvillagemusic.ca/buy-music/. Tickets at the door are $15, kids 12 and under free. For more information, email worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com or call us at 204-284-3684

Founded in 2012, WORLD VILLAGE GOSPEL CHOIR is a unique vocal ensemble that sings Southern US-style Gospel, World Music of many different cultures from around the globe, and dynamic arrangements of music from artists such as Peter Gabriel and U2. They have performed on Vision TV’s documentary series Gospel to Go,  backed up rock band Heart at MTS Centre, and have twice appeared on APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live broadcasts.