Gemma Cudjoe - Choir Director
Gemma Cudjoe is the music Director for the Reading Community Gospel Choir (RComGos) and has been working with the choir since it’s inception in 2007. Gemma grew up singing in her local church, which is where she developed her passion for Gospel music. As a singer, Gemma has made numerous appearances on Songs of Praise, singing with AVE (Adventist Vocal Ensemble). As a member of The London Adventist Chorale, Gemma has sung at the Proms, for the Royal Family at London Palladium, Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace and regularly performs at Parliament’s Christmas Carol Service for MPs, hosted by the Speaker of the House. Her singing highlight was to sing in an Octet with Jessie Norman (who passed away this year) on her Sacred Duke Ellington tour in Europe.
It is from her experience of choral singing that Gemma became more involved in choir directing. She loves to build and shape the Reading Community Gospel Choir’s sound to give its characteristic rich, vibrant yet polished sound. Since RComGos is a non-auditioning choir, Gemma works with the members to get the best out of their voices and build their confidence. Gemma’s directing highlight has been winning Reading’s Big Sing Choir Competition 2019 and directing RCOMGOS as finalists in BBC’s Gospel Choir of the Year 2019. Of course you will have to watch the competition to find out which choir won!