John Fisher & IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

Promoted by John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

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The Soul of Gospel: Gospel Rocks

Award-winning and Croydon-based resident John Fisher, has been in the music business for over 40 years and has shared his gift for music playing for some of the biggest names in gospel and soul music.

John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir repertoire includes songs from Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, and The O’Jays with that signature IDMC twist. As well as, music from their albums that spans over the past 25 years.

“Being the drummer behind people like The London Community Gospel Choir, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Alexandra O’Neal, Denise Williams and so much more has given me an amazing life” says John.

The choir which was formed in 1994 is made up of individuals who have come together to share the special gift of singing gospel and inspirational songs.

John, an award-winning choir director, music teacher, and youth mentor by day, has been mentored by some of the UK’s finest choir directors. Such as Bazil Meade (London Community Gospel Choir) who’s worked with Stormzy, Luther Vandross, Elton John, as well as Karen Gibson (Kingdom Choir) famed for singing at last year's Royal Wedding.

John Fisher and the choir have managed to amass a total of nine albums and various single releases containing legendary gospel soul funk classics, including Soul Food, Don’t Lose Your Song, Season for Love and Walk with Me (recorded live at north London’s famous Jazz Café).

The latest album offering Hideaway Live (recorded live at South London’s Hideaway Jazz Club) made its debut in 2017 with a deluxe re-release and album launch at the Jamaica High Commission in early 2018, celebrating 24 years of the choir. Now the latest single, My Change has Come, brings the choir into full fruition celebrating 25 years this year.

The choir have celebrated well in 2018, having been finalists in the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year and also winning both Premier Gospel Radio Gospel Choir of the Year and an Urban Music Award for Best Gospel Act 2018.

As well as the traditional ministerial duties of a gospel choir, IDMC have performed to varying audiences both home grown and all around Europe, the choir have had many high-profile collaborations with artists and organisations such as: Matt Goss, Michael Bublé, Lukas Graham, Luciano Pavarotti, Jahmene Douglas, Avery Sunshine, X Factor, Jermain Jackman, Cilla Black, Heather Small, Jason Mraz, Sting, Gron Koncert 2018, Tinderbox Festival, London Olympics, McDonald’s, KFC, Brooke Ligertwood, Sir Cliff Richard, Née Fraser (Hillsong church) and BBC Television.

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You can book tickets for upcoming performances online, by telephone, in person at the box office or by post.

Please note that you will be charged a flat fee of £1 for all online ticket purchases.

You can also reserve tickets up to seven days before a performance by telephone, in person at the box office, by email or by post. Payment must be made within four working days to guarantee your booking, however we will endeavour to contact you prior to releasing your tickets.

Book by telephone

Call the Box Office: 0113 222 3434 between 10:00AM to 5:00PM (8:00PM on concert days) for instantly confirmed credit or debit card bookings.

Visa, MasterCard, Switch/Maestro and Delta are welcome.

Tickets can be mailed to you in advance at a charge of 50p, or can be collected in person at the Box Office.

Book in person

Drop in to the Leeds College of Music Box Office, situated in the Conservatoire's main reception (3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD).

The Box Office is open: Monday to Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and until 8:00PM on concert days.

The Box Office is closed: at weekends, unless a concert is due to take place and is therefore open from one hour before the concert begins.

Book by post

Make out a cheque payable to Leeds College of Music and send it to:

Box Office
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7PD

State your ticket requirements and enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you would like your tickets to be sent to you.

Provision for disabilities

Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking in advance of any special access requirements, or if you require any of the below facilities.

Wheelchair access
Both venues have full wheelchair access, as well as wheelchair accessible toilet facilities. 

Hearing loop
The Venue is fitted with an infrared audio system. Patrons can independently control the level of volume required from their seat by using a headset. 

Guide dogs
Guide dogs are admitted to both venues.

Concessions

Concessions are available to students in full-time education, over 60s, disabled people and unemployed people, and are available online, by telephone, in person at the box office and by post. Concessionary rates may vary for external promotions.

Wheelchair users and one companion are entitled to discounted tickets on all performances.

Please note that Leeds College of Music students and staff can only claim discounts in person at the Box Office.

Special offers

Only one offer applies to any one ticket, subject to availability, and must be requested at the time of purchase.

No refund on pre-booked tickets will be made on the announcement of a special offer that advertises tickets at a lower price.

For special offers please email, telephone or visit the box office in person. 

Exchanges

Ticket exchanges can be made for a flat fee of £1. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance. 

Late arrivals

We will do everything possible to assist you if you arrive late for a performance or after an interval but, so as not to disturb the enjoyment of fellow audience members, you may have to wait until a suitable break in the performance.

Occasionally it may not be possible to enter once a performance has started. 

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