What people are saying about OIGC:

From reports of those attending the various programs around the Bay Area of OIGC and SKRUK, the music was performed by “God-inspired” persons. The Allen Temple sanctuary resounded with ethereal sounds, with music from Norway, the early Christian church, and the most pre-eminent of traditional and modern Gospel music.
— Oakland Post
Nevertheless, this prelude could not possibly prepare me for what came after the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir with their live band came on the stage. Their cunning entrée executed by joining on the song . . while walking down the church lane towards the stage, caught the audience by surprise. Their first song—Lord, How Come Me Here?—caught the audience by their hearts. Sitting in the front row, I could not hold the tears in any longer. The music was not resonating in the church anymore, it was resonating deep in my soul.
— Krystof Diatka, Panorama, writing about Molde Jazz Festival performance
There’s no reason to be quiet about joy especially when it is sung by the angels . . . the way the choir members moved body and soul with welcoming hands opened wide, real inner smiles and bright, gloriously gifted voices gliding through texture and dynamics like sonorous lilies in a pond. That, ladies and gentlemen, spread the good time like butter to a biscuit.
— Jean Bartlett, Arts Correspondent, Pacifica Tribune
. . . amazingly moving performance, angelic at times, delightfully complex, highly energetic, and beautifully graceful . . .
— Greg Land
If you ever, ever have a chance to see the OIGC, do it. You will have the time of your life . . . Run, run to get their tickets whenever you see their name.
— Ellen O.
It’s utterly contagious . . .
— Charleston International Choral Festival


2018: Oakland gospel choir spreads message of unity through holidays, and around the world —Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News

2018: Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music Influence International Relations —Oakland Post

2016: OIGC sings with The Muppets at SF Outside Lands. Mentions in the following publications: Pitchfork, Yahoo TV, The Mercury NewsRolling Stone

2016: Review: Oakland Interfaith Community Choir 3rd Annual Concert—Ryan Knapp, The Bay Bridged

2015: Voices from many faiths rise together in Oakland choir—Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle

2013: Holiday pop 2013: Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir sings for the holidays—Jim Harrington, Contra Costa Times

2012: High Praise: Terrance Kelly's homegrown gospel singers still shine after 25 years—Lee Hildebrand, The Monthly: East Bay Life

2010: Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir director Terrance Kelly sees gospel music as a healing force—Jim Harrington, Oakland Tribune

2009: Lift your spirits with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel ChoirEast Bay Express

2008: Oakland Interfaith director puts fire in choir—Lee Hildebrand, SFGate.com