We are London International Gospel Choir, one of the capital's largest, hardest-working community-based choirs.
We are committed to delivering our best performances every time, while having a lot of fun! Ranging from beginners to professionals, our members sing gospel, funk, soul, jazz and pop, across the UK and Europe. Performances include flash-mobs, charity fundraisers, appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and stadium tours. Soaring solos, powerful harmonies, tight backing and mesmerising soundscapes. LIGC delivers them all.
Nina Rosenberger, Artistic Director & MD, is a university lecturer (BIMM London), vocal coach and songwriter. She has been working in the music industry for over 15 years and started her musical journey joining a gospel choir in Germany at the age of 15. She brings a fresh perspective as the new Artistic Director of LIGC.
Matt Bain, Head MD, graduated Oxford University with a first in music and a master’s in musicology. As a violinist he performs worldwide including with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, alongside classical and contemporary artists. He also leads a small jazz/soul group, IMC (Independent Musicians Collective).
Naveen Arles (MISM, BCA), MD (LIGC Global), has established himself as an energetic and inspirational vocal leader and animateur. He has been immersed in music for almost 35 years, including 25 years creating and running singing groups of all ages and abilities. Formerly artistic director of LIGC, he now leads a global network for choir leaders, MD Brunch.
James Daniels, MD, has spent years developing his musical skills and passion, using his classical training to explore the relationships between different styles of music.
Millie Clare, MD, is an opera-trained Teach First ambassador and former music curriculum leader, who plays a key role in helping to organise and manage the events side of the choir.
Lisa Burmeister, MD, a classically trained mezzo soprano, is no stranger to all things music. At the age of 18 she led her first gospel project choir and has since performed as a singer and musical leader in New York, London and Germany. She is leading our virtual sessions after moving to Berlin in 2020.
"It's hard to put into words the energy and joy LIGC brings to every event... Without fail they create an electricity and you just don't want them to stop singing!"
Robert Trimble, CEO, Bromley by Bow Centre