Thursday 20th September saw Gospel come to the Natural History Museum, helping the Afrikids organisation, lift the spirits of all who attended to raise funds for the charity & celebrate its 10th anniversary.
John Brought down a 16 piece IDMC unit to the Natural History Museum, where after the general public had left, the building was transformed into an amazing and elegant setting for a dinner party to the highest quality…
IDMC were asked to prepare and perform the Lion King Classic “Circle of Life” as part of a presentation with a video in the background, and then a full 30 minute set.
It was a beautiful night in amazing surroundings, and we were really privileged to be a part of a great night.
To help celebrate Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee, J. Sainsbury’s had a massive UK promotion of an event it was having at Clapham Common in July and help launch various promotions all tied into the Queens Jubilee, and enlisted IDMC to help highlight this special time in the U’s history.
A small 6 piece choir toured the UK bringing joy to shoppers in over 20 Sainsbury’s superstores around the country as well as at their head offices in Derby and London.
Idmc sang as shoppers walked past, some smiling, some stopping to take pictures, and we even had staff join the choir in a few store.
The team had a brilliant time, tiring but brilliant. We are grateful to our agents and Sainsbury’s for looking after us so well.
IDMC Easter Tour 2012
IDMC set out on its first Easter season tour in a long while, with 7 dates over 10 days.
The group which was made up of 8 singers and a 4 piece band travelled to Yeovil, Mine head, Gloucester, London, Skegness, Chatham and back to Mine head, covering over 1500 miles.
Many of these areas were places the choir had never been before, and were areas where gospel choirs were heard of, seen on TV, but never seen in the flesh, so there was a healthy curiosity for what we do.
The concerts were well attended, and received by the audience. Included in these dates were 6 performances at Spring Harvest in front of over 10, 000 people. These concerts were truly off the chain, with queues outside our venues going round the building before the show even started.
Another very memorable evening was at NTCG Gloucester, home to good friend Bishop Fullwood. The sell-out audience of IDMC friends and fans danced the night away and sang HARD, as IDMC came close to taking off the churches roof.
The tour was a fantastic experience for the choir, and has put us in a great position to do it all over again next year but with the addition of a possible 7 more dates on the cards…