Vancouver’s beloved and longest-lived gospel choir, Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) is a community-based group of singers passionate about raising the roof with their music. Known for their big sound, musical diversity, exuberant sense of fun and standing-room-only concerts, UGC celebrates all genres of music, from old-school gospel to current uplifting pop, from civil rights anthems to traditional songs from all around the world. More than 60 voices strong, the Universal Gospel Choir is an open, justice-oriented group celebrating the best of choral music and committed to lifting and inspiring the human spirit.

Vancouver’s soulful, multi-faith community choir inspiring joy since 1985!

 Sharing the world’s spiritual music


Universal Gospel Choir performs Fallin’ with Alicia Keys, live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, 2022.  

Latest Virtual Choir Video

“A Beautiful Noise” by Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile



Universal Gospel Choir’s 1st studio recorded album is available on CD!

Nominated for Best Gospel Album of the Year at the GMA Canada Covenant Awards.

We acknowledge that most of our work takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. While our choir members come with their own diverse backgrounds and experience, the majority of us are uninvited guests on this land. We carry that knowledge with us, acknowledge its’ importance, and let it inform our work and our art.