The Gospel Truth Choir Announce Participation in the Edinburgh September Concert - Joining Fellow Choristers to Remember the Events of 9/11

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The Gospel Truth Choir (http://www.thegospeltruthchoir.com) today confirmed their participation in The September Concert at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on the 11th September 2010. The September Concerts provide a free, global, musical commemoration of the events of 9/11 under the banner of “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”. The first September Concert to take place in Scotland will showcase a unique collaboration between local amateur choirs and The Gospel Truth Choir, as part of a global network of similar musical events.

The Gospel Truth Choir (http://www.thegospeltruthchoir.com) today confirmed their participation in The September Concert at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh on the 11th September 2010. The September Concerts provide a free, global, musical commemoration of the events of 9/11 under the banner of “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”. The first September Concert to take place in Scotland will showcase a unique collaboration between local amateur choirs and The Gospel Truth Choir, as part of a global network of similar musical events.

The September Concerts began one year after the events of 9/11, with the aim of bringing communities together to celebrate life and universal humanity – and in 2009 over 200 concerts were staged around the world. Scotland’s first contribution to this celebration is fittingly staged by the Lothian and Borders Police Choir, a choir drawn from the ranks of Police Officers and Staff, together with local Borders choir InChorus. The members of the combined amateur choirs, numbering approximately 150, will perform a variety of material alongside a number of guest appearances by artists such as The Gospel Truth Choir.

The Gospel Truth Choir are a collective of professional singers from Scotland who perform a wide variety of material in a gospel style, and who were originally formed in 2007 as a one-off for a friends’ wedding. Since then they have recorded in Abbey Road Studios, appeared several times on live TV, and worked on stage and in the studio with artists as diverse as Paul Carrack, Horse, BA Robertson, Karine Polwart, Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, The Skids, Bruce and Jamie Watson, Maeve McKinnon and Mary Ann Kennedy. They are currently in the studio recording their first album, and will premier a track from that at the concert in a unique collaboration with Lothian and Borders/InChorus. Tracey Braithwaite, founder/director of The Gospel Truth Choir said “We are honoured to have been asked to join this fantastic project, and really look forward to working live with the two big choirs. Much of our work is done in smaller groups, so it’s lovely to get to sing with 150 voices”. Andrew Russel, Director of Lothian and Borders Police Choir added “The Gospel Truth Choir recently asked us to guest on a track on their forthcoming album, so it seemed obvious that we try and perform it live too. We’re delighted to get a chance to work with this incredibly talented group of performers, and really look forward to a live performance to remember”.

The background to the September Concerts can be found at http://www.septemberconcert.org.
More information on The Gospel Truth Choir can be found at http://www.thegospeltruthchoir.com, or at http://www.facebook.com/thegospeltruthchoir.

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