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Published date: July 18, 2017
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Young Critics Review: Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel choir

The Lichfield Festival Young Critics are all aged 18 and under.  They attend a number of events at the Lichfield Festival and send us their review within 24 hours.  

Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel Choir

Black Voices and the Gospel Choir were brilliant collaborations that entertained me very much. The Gospel Choir consisted of 70 beautiful voices with an incredibly enthusiastic conductor. There was one man in particular who had a number of solos which were amazing. They had songs written and composed especially for them, including one called ‘Death came a knocking’ by Sarah Coleman. All their voices were great in a different way to everybody else, and all their uniqueness worked together really well.

The Black Voices had some of the best voices I’d ever heard, and many of their songs were tributes to many famous American artists, including the likes of Nina Simone and Simon and Garfunkel. In one song, originating from the Civil Rights Movement, they got everybody singing a song about freedom. The best thing was that you could not distinguish between their voices, which showed they were better as an army than just alone. There were 5 women in the group, and the leader of the band was very funny. Overall, Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel choir were fantastic, and I hope more bands like them are created.

Sunny Joshi

Young Critic