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SEPTEMBER 2010: NYC
APRIL 2000: Charleston, South Carolina; Charleston International Choir Festival
04/15/09 - 04/20/09
OIGC was invited by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir to their first annual Charleston International Choir Festival.
Message from Pastor Bert of Circular Church - Charleston, SC:
"It was obvious, of course, but i think everybody there was weeping, clapping, praising right along with them, and they brought an intensity of spirit and emotion like I've never seen there before. I couldn't have been more happy and grateful."
Purchase the Photo Book Profits from the photo book goes to the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choirs and their mission of peace, joy, and love...
Travel along with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir on their trip to Charleston, South Carolina for Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir's
Charleston International Choir Festival - April 2009
MARCH 2000: Israel; 3rd International Musical Tour
03/19/00 - 03/29/00
Traveled to Israel for our third international musical tour and performed at four concerts (Kibbutz Yagur, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Tiberius). We sang “impromptu” at a 2000-year old Roman amphitheater, at the Chapel of the Tears where Jesus wept, sailed across the Sea of Galilee and even floated about in the Dead Sea.
SUMMER 1997: Sydney, Australia; 8th World Projects International Music Festival
06/29/97 - 07/06/97
Toured and performed at the 8th World Projects International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia. Highlights included performing at the Sydney Opera House and winning a Gold Award for promoting cultural understanding through music. OIGC also came to the rescue during the closing awards program when an incident angered the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and nearly prevented the Guangzhou Middle School Choir from performing. This was the same week Hong Kong was officially returned to China and tensions were particularly high between China and Taiwan.
OCTOBER 1994: Vancouver, CAN; Fundraiser for AIDS Vancouver
10/28/94 - 10/31/94
Performed at a fundraiser for AIDS Vancouver with the Universal Gospel Choir at St. Andrews Wesley Church and the Metropolitan Tabernacle Evangelical Free Church in Vancouver, B.C. This marked the choir’s first international tour.