Gospel Weekend 2017
Sing in an International Gospel Choir for a Weekend with the best Gospel Choir conductors and with singers from all over Europe!
You will live a unique experience with four of the best European & American gospel choir conductors, a weekend full of music, feelings and rhythm with international singers!
Learn polyphonic Gospel Songs and work your voice technique with renowned conductors in four masterclasses of 4 hours each, and a final session of rehearsal all together in order to perform a concert with them on Sunday evening!
This is once in a lifetime opportunity to learn, sing and experience the essence and magic of gospel music with four outstanding professionals and performers: Ray Sidney, headliner of the Firm Soundation & Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch Show in Los Angeles (USA), Moisès Sala, conductor of The Gospel Viu Choir (Spain), Didier Likeng, conductor of Gospel For Life (Belgium) and Fred Lewin, conductor of Good News Gospel Choir / Alleluia Singers (France).
Ray Sidney (USA)
Ray has been singing in the church since he was five years old. His passion and life’s mission is to sing for the Lord and to share that Gospel Good News with others. Ray is living his mission. Ray is referred to as a “Musicianary.” (don’t look it up in the dictionary)
For several years now, Ray has shared his gifts beyond the four walls of the church, performing in multiple professional gospel groups that have performed all over America in venues like BB Kings’ Blues Club and the House of Blues starring Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch Show in Los Angeles (California).
In recent years, God has called him to take his music ministry to other countries. He has spread the Good News to Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Uganda, UK and Spain.
Ray’s vocal gifts are obvious. It’s his heart for ministry and his unique ability to touch people of all colors, races and creeds that make him extra special. His humble and faithful approach has taken him from the Los Angeles concert stage to the Philippine Orphanages. From the House of Blues in Hollywood, to the villages of Uganda. Ray’s devotion to God knows no boundaries. He loves the Lord and he loves to sing. He doesn’t sing for his love of singing, he sings for his Love of the Lord. That is the reason why he sings!
Didier Likeng (Cameroon - Belgium)
Originary from Cameroon, born in Yaundé and living in Belgium, Didier is a musician with a large experience with choirs and at the stage.
His passion for Negro Spirituals and the Gospel started at a very young age, singing with just 11 years old at his church’s choir. When he was only 13, started to conduct different ensembles in Cameroon.
Didier plays several instruments, and among of being a successful gospel choir conductor, is a great singer, composer, arranger and artistic producer with more than 50 albums produced for different artists. He toured all around Europe and made workshops and Masterclasses worldwide (Spain, France, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Germany, United States, Canada and Caribbean).
In 1992 created “The Marvellous Gospel Singers” in Belgium and also conducted different choirs like “The Zion Gospel Spirit”, “Gospel Wings” or “Golden Gospel Voices” performing in his artistic career more than 2500 concerts. Since 2005 is the Gospel teacher at the ESMUC (Superior School of Music of Catalonia) in Barcelona.
Fred Lewin (France)
Fred, with his funny character and powerful voice is a veteran in the international gospel scene, singing his message for 20 years now.
This unconventional son of an English Pastor, transformed the prejudices and classical image that you may have of the gospel genre: his compositions will make you sing, dance and jump of your seat.
He conducts the Good News Gospel Choir in and the Alleluia Singers in Southern France, he travels around Europe with his voice technique and gospel Masterclasses, and also presenting his personal project, FredL Gospel.
His musical quality is comparable to his goodness, always involved in charity causes bringing a message of hope to those who need it the most.
In his workshops and through his music, he communicates positivity, happiness, euphoria, and also releases his sorrows. He definitely is a balm for the soul.
Malgrat de Mar (Barcelona)
Malgrat de Mar is a beautiful coastal city close to the Costa Brava and 55km away from Barcelona city. It has a beautiful city center with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, a beautiful promenade and sandy beaches with a varied offer of nighttime entertainment. You can arrive by road with your own car or with bus, also you can find affordable flights to Girona Costa-Brava (40km away) or Barcelona El Prat (65km away) airports.
The previewed program for the Gospel Weekend 2017 is:
FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER 2017
- 16h to 20h: Gospel Workshop with NAME SURNAME
SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 2017
- 09.30h to 13.30h: Gospel Workshop with NAME SURNAME
SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER 2017
- 09.30h to 13.30h: Gospel Workshop with NAME SURNAME
- 15.30h to 17.00h: Final Rehearsal with the four Gospel Conductors
- 19:30h : Clausure Concert of the Gospel Weekend 2018
The workshops will be held at the Cultural Center of Malgrat de Mar, located at the heart of city center (Carrer del Carme, 26).
The final rehearsal + the concert on Sunday will be held at Sant Nicolau’s Church in Malgrat de Mar (Plaça de l’Església, 1).
We would like to give a special thanks mention to Malgrat Turisme and the City Council of Malgrat de Mar, for their support to the musical culture and to this event.
We have special deals with some hotels in Malgrat de Mar in order to get you a quality and affordable accommodation in case that you want to spend the weekend and sleep in the city.
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