Part of the BBC Proms.
What does gospel music mean today? The Proms explores this emotive and richly varied world - the meeting and mixing of musical styles of four continents. Leading vocal ensembles combine with community choirs and soloists to create a thrilling massed wall of sound for favourites such as ?How Great Thou Art', ?Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' and ?O Happy Day', interspersed with individual contributions. The British-Caribbean People's Christian Fellowship Choir juxtaposes popular hymns with calypso choruses, while the London Adventist Chorale reminds us how African Americans turned to spirituals in their fight for freedom. Muyiwa & Riversongz bring West African highlife praise to another level, while the London Community Gospel Choir merges Caribbean and African traditions with new songs inspired by funk and rock. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:30