Honour Roll

city of Leicester Award 2024


Awarded to

The Emmanu’-EL Apostolic Gospel Academy (EAGA) Choir, along with the late Pamela Campbell-Morris and Geoff Rowe BEM have been honoured with the The City of Leicester Award – an award that recognises those whose outstanding achievements have brought pride to the city and its residents.

At the meeting held on the 23 November 2023, councillors confirmed the conferment of the honours.

Founded in Leicester around 20 years ago, the EAGA Choir has gone on to gain national recognition under the leadership of Bishop Mark Anderson, appearing in the finals of the BBC’s The Choir: Gareth’s Best of Britain, the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent and, most recently, winning the BBC’s Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2023.

The choir has brought its joyful sound to care homes, schools and places of worship, while nurturing young talent and instilling a deep appreciation of music and the arts in all its members.

BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2023 Winners


Awarded to

The EAGA Gospel Choir are the winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2023

Criteria for BOTY

(to be decided soon by the Exec)

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