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IDMC Choir celebrates 24 years with new album

CELEBRATION: IDMC choir performing

ONE OF Britain’s longest formed choirs, IDMC, recently hosted its 24-year anniversary and ninth album launch at the Jamaica High Commission before a room full of supporters, sponsors and well-known names in the UK gospel music world.

Jamaica’s High Commissioner Mr Seth George Ramocan welcomed the choir and congratulated them on achieving their 24th anniversary and wished them good luck with the launch of their new album entitled ‘Hideaway Live’.

The IDMC choir team, led by John Fisher, then announced that they were committed in sponsoring the Browns Town Health Centre in St Ann’s as part of the Jamaica ‘Adopt a Clinic’ project of which Fisher is a member of the committee. The news was greeted with warm applause from the audience.

With IDMC being a dynamic vibrant professional Gospel choir the evening was inspirational and uplifting as the members then entertained with a number of the songs from the new album and some old favourites. The choir then interacted with the audience as some of the long serving members gave their memories of joining and working with the choir over the years.

Paul Harrison of PK Media, which handled the media activities for IDMC, gave the opening remarks and made mention of the recent knife crime deaths in London and echoed that the message of Hope needs to be infiltrated to our young people as this is important to our community.

Harrison said: “Your young people need to know that we care and for them to also be inspired with positivity. Looking around the room was so inspirational with so many inspiring people who had attended the launch. The most powerful weapon that we have today is unity, supporting each other in love and in our charity endeavours, as with the mandate of IDMC who are spreading the good news of hope and love with the message of Gospel.”

The vote of thanks was given to all of the Caribbean businesses and sponsors including Jamaica National Bank, Newmont Travel, National Biscuit Company, Digicel, The Weekly Gleaner and many others in support of such a worthy event.

Pastor Michael White from the Tabernacle Church ‘The Tab’ in Lewisham gave the prayer blessing and praying for the success of the IDMC new album of which every attendee received a copy.

Among those who attended the event were Bishop Eric Brown head of the New Testament Church of God, actress Ann Mitchell from the BBV TV soap East Enders, Basil Meade Director from the London Community Gospel Choir, who was recently honoured with an MBE, Jazz singer Cleveland Watkiss, who was also honoured with an MBE, popular gospel Comedian Angie Le Mar and lovers rock reggae singer Paulette Tajah.

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