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Conductor André J Thomas

Symphonic Gospel: Celebration and Praise

André J Thomas


Sunday 3 November 2024 • 7pm

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Music and arrangements by Brandon Boyd, Nolan Williams, Jr., Margaret Bonds, Brandon Waddles, André J Thomas, Moses Hogan, Rosephanye Powell, Joe Pace, Carol Cymbala, Kurt Carr, Raymond Wise and Frances Fonza Smith

André J Thomas conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
LSO Community Voices
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 9pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).


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The Concert

Experience the unrestrained power of American gospel music, combined with the symphonic sound of the LSO and a chorus of over 250 voices from across the London community, curated and conducted by André J Thomas.

The Music

Hear enlivening music, both traditional and modern, in arrangements for orchestra and choir by some of the most impactful gospel artists writing and performing in the US today, plus giants of the 20th century.

With this concert, André J Thomas brings a growing trend in the US over to the UK – taking iconic gospel music originally written for choirs and smaller groups, and putting them in a fresh, bold symphonic envelope. ‘Part of my role as Associate Artist is to find and create arrangements that work for the LSO – I’m like a detective tracking everything down!’

The Performers

LSO Associate Artist André J Thomas is a veritable expert in American gospel music. In his latest LSO gospel concert he is joined once again by Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, plus singers from across London in the London Symphony Chorus and LSO Community Voices, for an evening of uplifting music.

Gospel music does not apologise. It comes straight out, fiery and quick. It’s like lighting a firecracker – you start with a sizzle and that’s it.
André J Thomas

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