The free concert is open to the public on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
A group of young artists, led by a Richmond-based attorney, will be performing with the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) in an online holiday concert on December 12th.
Before the pandemic, Christmas was always the busiest time for ShowStoppers, a group of performers from across BC who honestly sing, dance and entertain under the direction of Richmondite Perry.
“Christmas has always been a very special time for us. We usually perform at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, and Vancouver International Airport. But that was in times without COVID, “said Ehrlich, who is a lawyer during the day.
“We had hoped that people could still enjoy the music even if we couldn’t perform or be seen in person this year.”
Ehrlich’s wish came true when he received an invitation from UGC, Vancouver’s longest running gospel choir, to attend a virtual concert. “There’s Still My Joy” includes recordings of UGC’s previous appearance at the Orpheum Theater in 2018 and five new virtual choir videos as well as live performances.
For their contribution, ShowStoppers learned and recorded their choreography and songs individually. Later, their votes will be upheld with UGC, Ehrlich said.
This free program, open to the public, will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
In the past, UGC’s live concerts have drawn thousands, but this online event could attract even more fans as people can enjoy upbeat music without leaving their homes, Ehrlich said.
For more information, see the Universal Gospel Choir website: https://www.universalgospelchoir.ca/. Charitable donations are welcome.