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The Choir

In 1994, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society launched a Community Education Project as part of its commitment to the social and artistic development of inner city communities. The Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir was a direct result of this programme.

Originally under the direction of American Choral Director Cheryl Saunders, the choir quickly grew in popularity.

Renowned Gospel musician Tyndale Thomas MBE was then appointed as Musical Director and the choir continued to expand its membership, growing in strength and reputation.  Indeed, past performances have included concerts at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Hope Street Festival, Slavery Remembrance Day at the Anglican Cathedral, the opening Ceremony to celebrate Liverpool’s Capital of Culture 2008, as well as supporting Nina Simone and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The LHGC is an independent choir with a solid reputation, strong membership and a commitment to gospel music.

The LHGC delivers exciting inspirational performances through a mix of traditional and contemporary gospel and inspirational music, as well as some of Tyndale’s original repertoire.

 

Our Musical Director

Tyndale Thomas MBE has worked in the capacity of director for the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir for over ten years.

Tyndale creates and performs Gospel and inspirational music throughout the UK, Europe and America. A co-founding member of one of the first contemporary Gospel groups and choirs, The Challengers and The Merry Bell Gospel Choir, he wrote, produced and arranged material for numerous tours from 1982 to 1992.

He has supported and performed with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists Such as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Rick Wakeman and Gospel legends Andrae Crouch, Richard Smallwood and Edwin Hawkins.  

Tyndale is a prolific song writer and arranger and is regarded highly by Music Services both nationally and internationally. 

Over the past three years choirs, Music and Arts organisations throughout the country have employed his experience and skills.  Further afield Tyndale is regularly invited to deliver workshops and direct mass choirs in Europe.  

 In June 2008, Tyndale was awarded an MBE from the Queen for his contribution in promoting Gospel and inspirational music - the first time this award has been given to a gospel artist.