Welcome to the London International Gospel Choir

The London International Gospel Choir, one of the largest open community choirs in the city, enables people who enjoy singing to meet socially while developing their voice – with uplifting material including gospel, pop, jazz, funk, soul, and the root of it all, African song.

London is home to people from all over the world, and we celebrate this diversity in a welcoming and fun environment. LIGC is open to all.

We hold weekly rehearsals in Stratford, Notting Hill and Highbury and Islington, and new singers are always welcome – get in touch!


LIGC evolved from the award-winning London Youth Gospel Choir, and has become a strong social network – ideal for those who want to sing and make new friends.

The choir is non-auditioned, but gives members the chance to work on vocal, theoretical and performance skills, with help from the music team. There are also opportunities for solo singing and working in small groups.

Rehearsals are fun and energetic, but the choir also seeks to train hard and deliver high performance standards. Many LIGC singers become involved in regular studio recordings and live singing at corporate events.

We sing secular and spiritual music in a gospel style – rich in harmony and full of movement and expression. Our repertoire features music by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, Kirk Franklin and Kurt Carr, along with songs from shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, and films including The Preacher’s Wife and of course Sister Act.

We hold rehearsals in 3 different locations: Stratford, Notting Hill and Highbury and Islington – please get in touch to find out how you can join us.

Meet the music team

Naveen Arles, BCA
Artistic Director
Naveen Arles has established himself as an energetic and inspirational vocal leader and animateur. His 30-plus years in music incorporates two decades of creating and running singing groups of all ages and abilities. Read more.
Matt Bain
Associate MD - Repertoire
Matt Bain read music at Christ Church, Oxford where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in music in 2007, and a Masters in Musicology with distinction in 2008. Read more.
Nina Rosenberger
Associate MD - Vocal
For her young age, Nina Rosenberger boasts a big bag of musical experience and expertise. She was playing piano at 6 and was directing her first choir at the age of 19. Read more.
James Daniels
Associate MD - Repertoire
James is a recent addition to the LIGC music team, but he’s spent years developing the skills and passion he now brings to the choir. Read more.
Omari Carter
Associate Choreographer
A first class honours in BA Performing Arts led Omari Carter on to dance and choreograph for several music videos and youth theatre productions. Since 2011, he has been performing for the West End and International Touring companies of STOMP! Read more.
Marcus Berglund
International Associate MD (Stockholm)
As the leader of nine choirs in the Swedish capital Stockholm and nearby Uppsala, Marcus's passion is spreading joy to others through music. Read more.

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