You may not believe it but IDMC Gospel Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary on the 26th February 2019 and are planning a year of fantastic events, special moments, trips abroad, concerts and exclusive productions and promotions for friends and fans of their music.
To get the proceedings going, the first major event is a return to the Hideaway Jazz Club for a night full of music from IDMC’s extensive catalogue, coupled with a reunion of past members, this is a night not to be missed. John has promised a full on P-A-R-T-Y! & even !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!
Watch this space for updates, on a very exciting year. In the mean time get your tickets now to avoid disappointment as the hideaway ALWAYS SELLS OUT!!
After weeks in the planning, the evening that marked 24 years of the journey of IDMC Gospel Choir had finally arrived!
Soooo, lets have a tiny bit o’ history then, because stage was re-set at NTCG Brixton Community Church, where IDMC’s journey had started 24 years previously in February 1994 and the choir had released their first album ‘Prove Me’ !
Ever wondered what the letters IDMC actually stand for?…
Well over the years there have been some minor changes, the letters remained the same, but the meaning has evolved slightly from (NTCOG) – Inter District Mass Choir to Inter Denominational Music Choral and finally to what it is now – Individuals Dedicated to the Ministry of Christ the true heart to what IDMC is.
Back to the evening…
The production on the night was on point, with a full light show and staging brought in which totally changed the ambience of the venue.
John is a man who loves his music, so it was no surprise to see the size of the band he had on hand, led by his sons Andre Fisher on drums and Dayna Fisher on bass guitar, and included keyboard and Hammond players Enoch John, Iziah Yard and Paul Watson, alongside legend Joseph Ross and percussionist Mike Fergusson.
Guest artists featuring on the night were
Tab Worship, Shantéh Fuller and the awesome Volney Morgan & New-Ye, all delivering first class performances of their own material. These are all artists that are dear to John’s heart as he continues to support and endorse new and emerging talent from the UK.
The evening of course belonged to the delivery of IDMC’s new album, with the already at capacity audience clapping, dancing and singing along to popular IDMC classics as well as some old time American numbers, as the choir performed a tribute set to the late Edwin Hawkins, after which IDMC continued partying well on into the night delivering new songs from its album.
It was an overwhelming atmosphere with everyone in attendance wishing every success on IDMC’s continued journey which looks like it will be going from strength to strength.
Don’t forget to get your copy of Hideaway Live here
It’s with great pride that John Fisher took delivery of IDMC Gospel Soul Choirs’ latest release Hideaway Live!The new album is a combination of recordings from the choirs’ previous performances at the Hideaway in August and December 2017 and had its official release in February 2018 in prestigious launch ceremony held at the Jamaican High Commission in London’s South Kensington.Knowing that the Hideaway held superior recording and production facilities, John felt inspired to create a recording project from the two performances. The tracks on the album handpicked by John, reflect the history of the choirs’ twenty-four years in the industry and contribution to the UK gospel scene. In addition to IDMC classics such as “Only You”, “More Than Conquerors” and “Soul Food” there is a sprinkling of definitive gospel covers such as Aretha Franklin’s “How I Got Over”, Hezekiah Walker’s “Power Belongs to God” and the Kitty Wells classic “God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud”. The album also contains new material penned by John himself, such as “Beauty in Me”, and “Let There Be Love”, suffice to say that this album has more variety than a KFC bucket!Upon listening to the album, the impression that you are left with is one of a vibe that exudes a cross between soul and funk, which somehow merges into traditional gospel music, creating a diverse fusion of various musical genres, resulting in the listener having had their taste buds well and truly tickled!This project is IDMC’s ninth album release and it truly captures the energy and dynamism of IDMC live in concert. Get your copy here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hideaway-live/1348501220 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgA percentage of the proceeds from sales of this album will be donated to the “Adopt a Clinic” initiative. This charity works to support and refurbish health clinics in Jamaica, West Indies.
February 26th 2012 saw IDMC mark it’s 18th Anniversary, and now John is preparing to take the group out on the road, around the country for a series of concerts, workshops and live praise session in churches, festivals and concert halls throughout the UK and Europe
With a new line up of singers who have been together for just over 18 months, they have worked hard to build the IDMC sound that John has worked to develop for the past 18 years.
With a full calendar ahead for the Spring and Summer, and more dates coming on-line every week, John & IDMC plan to be in a town, city, concert hall, festival or church near you, some time in 2012..
John is always looking for singers to join the choir, you only have to be able to sing confidently, be a practising Christian and be able to commit to the choir, the rest we play by ear..lol
If you want to book IDMC this year to come to your area for a workshop / concert, don’t hesitate. There is still space in the diary.
Let us bring the vibrancy and the inspiration of a full “PROPER” Gospel choir to your area and experience the heavenly sounds.
LOOK OUT FOR US…
Dates will be published soon.!
Thursday 8th March saw IDMC begin it’s 18th Anniversary campaign, by opening for the fantastic U.S. Soulful gospel artist Avery Sunshine, at the Union Chapel, Islington, London.
A lot of preparation went into IDMC delivering a memorable performance to start its year with a big bang. Playing to a very lively and warm audience, the choir opened with an accapella re-arrangement by John of the Andre Crouch Classic, “No HATRED IN CHRIST”, which instantly set the mood of the choirs set,”QUALITY VOCALS”.
The choir then launched into a fitting set of songs all with a soulful tone, from “A Friend” solo by the great Nathan Lewis, into “Lord I lift your name on High” with the classic Jackson’s groove, through Power ballad “Cry” beautifully sung by long time member Rhoda Morson, and even introducing brand new songs “Love lifted Me ” & ” Don’t lose your Song”.
All together the set was we received and received acclaim from Miss Sunshine too.
Miss Avery Sunshine’s set was a master class of how to sing, then how to sing properly. This Atlanta native, gave the audience an evening of coolness, and soulfulness that was just great..
Singing songs from her last album and a few new ones, it was a musical treat, which was enhanced even more when Avery invited IDMC back on stage to join her in a few more songs.
A totally good night of music..
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