DMU Gospel Choir Christmas celebrations begin

By Bethany Spence

The De Montfort University Gospel Society, semi-finalists on the 2018 Britain’s Got Talent television series, will be running its Christmas event today (MondayDEC2) in the Portland Building from 7pm till 9pm.

The event is advertised on the group’s Facebook event as “a way to come together and celebrate through music.”

This is one of many celebrations of the Yule season being run by the society, as on Christmas Day it will be hosting an event for a free Christmas dinner – by booking only – for those at the university unable to head home for the holidays, staff and more, from 4pm till 9pm.

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Chairwoman Hannah Milnes, a member of the society since 2018, who is running these events, said: “This society is a gospel choir who celebrates Christianity through worship, aiming to spread joy through Leicester and beyond. We are a family that support each other and have fun in the name of God.”

“One of my favourite memories with the society is performing at graduations with members of the choir who were in their third year, and moving on from university, as well as attending the Christmas Carol service in Leicester Cathedral with other local choirs.”

She continued: “The Christmas period is the time that you will find most of the older members of our choir doing their charity work by singing in different places raising money, like in the local Sainsbury’s or even Leicester Prison.”

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