UNIVERSAL GOSPEL CHOIR
24min | English | Igal Hecht
Vancouver’s beloved and longest-lived gospel choir, Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) is a community-based group of singers passionate about raising the roof with their music. Known for their big sound, musical diversity, exuberant sense of fun, and standing-room-only concerts, UGC celebrates all genres of music, from old-school gospel to current uplifting pop, from civil rights anthems to traditional songs from all around the world. More than 60 voices strong, the Universal Gospel Choir is an open, justice-oriented group celebrating the best of choral music and committed to lifting and inspiring the human spirit.
Lonnie Delisle has served as the Music Director of the Universal Gospel Choir since 2013. Lonnie sang in many choirs as a child and throughout college and university, which was foundational in his development as a choral conductor. Along with being the Music Director of the Universal Gospel Choir, Lonnie is the Music Director at Canadian Memorial Church the and Director of the Delisle Vocal Project. Lonnie continues to provide select choral coaching and workshops and is sought after to play Hammond organ and piano for special events and recording projects.