EAGA Gospel Choir

St, Peter's Church is honoured and excited to be hosting the Emmanu-'EL Gospel Academy Choir for the weekend Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2024!

Naturally, we've got an action-packed weekend planned for you! Read on...

The EAGA Gospel Choir is one of the UK's foremost Gospel Choirs having won 2023's BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year. Our parish is excited to be hosting them for a full weekend. We've got workshops, concerts and worship planned and we hope you'll join us!

They've graced our TV screens achieving semi-final status on Britain's Got Talent, they've sung on albums and toured with such global stars as Kasabian and were even the first Gospel choir to sing for our late Queen, Elizabeth II.

Joining us from the great city of Leicester, the weekend starts on Saturday with Gospel singing workshops for children and adults, lead by members of the choir. That evening we're proud to present the main event... a spectacular concert which is guaranteed to be energetic and full of praise. The workshop groups will also have the opportunity to present what they've learned during the afternoon, on stage with the choir.

With a varied repertoire, energetic delivery and infectious happiness, you'll be sure to be standing, singing and moving along as their words of worship fill our beautiful church.

We're doubly lucky to be able to welcome the choir into our Sunday morning worship - for which we hope we will be joined by our brothers and sisters from other churches, both in Redcar and the surrounding area! "The more, the merrier" doesn't even come close!

We strongly recommend that you book your places in the workshops and tickets for the concert as soon as possible - we're sure they'll both fill up fast.


EAGA is a versatile group that is operated under the patronage of the Emmanu’-EL Apostolic Church, Leicester. They are a group of people who

"bear one goal in heart and mind to serve the community of Leicester – nationally and beyond."

They are a choir that teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ through song and are often called to minister in different places regardless of distance.

In their own words:

We are the Emmanu'-EL Apostolic Gospel Academy affectionately known as the EAGA Gospel Choir (pronounced as 'Eager') established in 2003, a versatile group that performs under the patronage of the Emmanu’-EL Apostolic Church based in Leicester. It is our deepest pride and mission to uplift the spirits of the communities that surround us. This is at the very centre of our hearts in everything we do and has led to an official recognition of our service to the community by The Lord Mayor of Leicester in 2015.

The choir has acclaimed national awards in being crowned the winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the year 2023. Additionally, we have been honoured to sing on diverse platforms, from being the first Gospel Choir to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Jubilee in Leicester.

In 2018 we were on Britain’s Got Talent as the DMU Gospel Choir and made it to the semi-finals. We have been noticed by the media, where one newspaper said:

“They first reached mainstream attention during Leicester City's Premier League winning campaign when videos of the group performing outside The King Power stadium went viral.
The group were the 2016 winners of the University Gospel Choir of the Year and finalist of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year 2016.
The group have also performed alongside legendary Leicester band Kasabian on their 2016 tour and were backing singers for two songs on the band's album, For Crying Out Loud.”

We have supported numerous charities which advocate various causes that are dear to both you and ourselves. Our dedication and commitment ranges from singing at the bedsides of hospital patients and residential homes to supporting the 2009 Special Olympics and the Lord Mayor's Appeal. We always endeavour to feed the joyful Christmas spirit during the buzz of the festive season by serenading the streets of cities for weary and even joyful shoppers. In addition to these, we continue to support various charities which include LOROS, Age UK, British Red Cross, to name a few.

This article really can't do them justice... learn more about the choir, including more video clips and other information on their website.





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