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Episode 26 features an interview with gospel leader Karen Gibson and discusses what makes gospel music so soulful and spiritual, and how to approach it.
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THIS EPISODE: The Gospel Truth with Karen Gibson
This episode features an interview with gospel leader Karen Gibson and discusses what makes gospel music so soulful and spiritual, and how to approach it.
Karen Gibson is a full time choir conductor and workshop leader with extensive experience: she has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years, conducting gospel workshops all over the UK and Europe as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and the USA. She has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives.
Karen regularly works in several schools across London, and works with many others on an ad hoc basis. She is also a tutor and mentor for aspiring choir conductors. A recent review of Karen’s work states: ‘Karen Gibson knows how to bring the best out of people, to allow their latent talent to come alive and, most importantly, to create a synergy that ensures the music is tight, strong, and yet also borne on the wings of a poised ensemble’
Karen Gibson’s website: http://mskarengibson.com
UK Choir Festival: http://www.ukchoirfestival.com
Russell Scott has been in the music industry, professionally, for over 35 years working in the worlds of Classical and Musical Theatre. He is not only a Producer and Musical Director, but an accomplished Singer and Vocal Coach.
As a performer he has performed all over the world, as a soloist and with leading choirs and orchestras. With over 100,000 record sales across his 4 solo albums, he’s also appeared on countless film soundtracks, opera, pop and musical theatre recordings.
His company, Russell Scott Entertainment Limited has developed into a successful and reputable entertainment production company specialising in creating and producing high profile, high-end productions. It has produced a number of hugely successful shows across the UK including ‘An Evening of Don Black’, ‘An Evening of Tim Rice’, ‘The Wonderful World of Ashman, Menken & Schwartz, and ‘From Stage And Screen… And Back Again!’ which raised over £15,000 for charity. He produced the critically acclaimed ‘Godspell In Concert’ at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2014 which went on to tour the UK in 2015.
Specialising in ‘performance’, he regularly directs masterclasses and workshops, and has worked with choirs and ensembles around the UK including the acclaimed Military Wives Choir. He is Musical Director of Next Stage Choir and Waddesdon Manor Choir.
Russell Scott is also producer of the UK Choir Festival.
Russell leads an enormously busy life having achieved great success in the cross-over of genres. Music is his soul and his passion, and he is committed to finding and developing new musical talent, giving opportunity to those with the ability and dedication to succeed at the highest level.
His website: http://www.russellscottentertainment.com
His YouTube channel: A Life In Music with Russell Scott
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His Twitter account: @RUSSELLSCOTTUK
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