Jireh Gospel Choir

December 01, 2008 08:30 ET

Jireh Gospel Choir at Club Soda December 7th

Montreal talent that represented Canada at world showcase in France will play at Club Soda December 7th

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Jireh Gospel Choir, chosen to represent Canada at Polyfollia -- a world showcase for choral singing -- will be giving a very special reunion show, celebrating its 12-year anniversary at Club Soda, December 7th, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Previous Jireh (pronounced Jy'-ra) members will be featured.

Polyfollia 2008 (www.polyfollia.org) was a world showcase held in France from October 29th to November 2nd showcasing twelve choirs selected by an international committee at sold-out concerts and in front of more than 80 concert organizers from all around the world. "This experience went way beyond our expectations, musically and spiritually," says director and founder Carol Bernard. "Representing Canada was an honour that gave us invaluable international exposure". France newspaper journalist Michel Rouault of ouest-france.fr(www.ouest-france.fr/) wrote after one of Jireh's Polyfollia performances: "Their sound resonated with the soul of the church, and touched the heart of the audience". The other 11 groups selected for Polyfollia 2008 were from USA, China, Venezuela, France, Ukraine, Hungary, Finland, Japan, Philippines, Sweden, and Belgium.

Montreal-based, Jireh Gospel Choir has performed with Cirque du Soleil and recorded 7 songs with Mario Pelchat on the album "Noel avec Jireh Gospel Choir". This album went Platinum and was nominated by ADISQ for best pop album. Jireh's album "Jireh Gospel Choir" was nominated for a Covenant Award and a Vibe Award for "Best Urban / Soul Album of the Year." Performing both original and classic gospel standards, Jireh's contemporary style unites gospel lovers and first-timers alike with their captivating voices and breath-taking talent.

The Jireh singers will be accompanied at Club Soda by an eight-piece "hot" band. The 17 Jireh singers are: Carolyn Carter, Daly Zogbo, Dorothy Dixon Williams, Grace Edeh, Heather Walker, Jessica Laflamme, Junie Cyprien, Kimlyn McShine, Loedie Domond, Luc Senat, Matthew Dixon, Renee Jordan, Ruben Brutus, Rudy Williams, Sabine Prevot, Sanya Michel Elie, and Ted Dettweiler.

Sunday December 7th at 7pm
Club Soda
1225 St Laurent Street
Info: 514-286-1010 www.clubsoda.ca
Tickets $20 : 1-866-908-9090, www.ticketpro.ca

N.B. The web site for Jireh : www.jirehgospelchoir.com

Carol Bernard is available for interviews

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