What Is Annual Convention?

The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses annual session is a week-long convention held in a different city each year. The sessions have been held every year since 1933. The week’s events consist of daily classes and workshops, plenary sessions featuring world renowned musical artists and guest speakers, nightly concerts and a host of other activities for anyone who desires to better themselves as a Christian singer, instrumentalist, educator or leader in the area of Gospel music.

The 84th Session will convene in Baltimore, MD from Saturday, August 5 to Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Convention Hotel Information

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA

Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/g/66108569 or call 1-877-212-5752


Standard Room: $147.84 Inclusive of Tax


You may cancel at no charge until 4PM the day before your arrival.

Experience the charm of Baltimore from our harbor view rooms

  • Our rooms offer tasteful design, helpful amenities, and a prime downtown location near Fells Point.
  • Each hotel room features plush bedding, a refrigerator, a soaking tub, and deluxe bathroom products.
  • Stretch out and relax after a busy day in Fells Point with a flat-screen TV and high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Many of our contemporary hotel rooms feature sensational views of downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
  • Order room service to indulge in a delicious meal from the comfort of your hotel room or suite.
  • Business travelers to Baltimore can benefit from a spacious, well-lit desk and an ergonomic chair.


The following information will be requested at the time you book your reservation:

Your name, address, telephone and credit card information
Arrival date
Room type
Arrival date
Departure date
Number of guests


PMI Parking Garage  *Attached to Hotel by Sky-Bridge


$8.50 USD/ Daily or Overnight $26

Valet Parking:

3+ Hours (Overnight): $45

For More Information about the hotel, visit the hotel’s website.  CLICK HERE

Parking & Lodging Info

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NOTE:  Please be advised that the rooms are sold out at our contracted rates from our block. Those who have additional rooms at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront that will not be needed/used, please call Sharyn Green beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at (203) 305-8995 and release the rooms to her and not back to the respective hotel.   This will allow us to maximize our room block while being courteous to others who desire to attend our convention and stay at the convention hotel. We appreciate your complete cooperation in this matter. Please be advised that if you make a room reservation at a higher rate at any of the hotels you will be responsible to pay the higher room rate that you reserved at that hotel. 

Below is a list of hotels and the information needed to make a room reservation for the Convention:

Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor
511 South Central Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202 (3 Blocks away from Marriott)

The preferred rate at the Hyatt Place is $125.00 per night plus 15.5% Sales Tax ($144.38)

Includes complimentary Breakfast and WIFI during your stay.   To confirm your reservation today please call Hyatt Reservations and ask for the National Association of Gospel Choirs preferred rate at 1-800 233 1234.   If you have any questions, please call the hotel at 410-558-1840.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor   (JUST ADDED)
101 S. President Street• Baltimore, MD 21202 (6 blocks/9-minute walk to the Marriott)

The rate per night is $125.00 plus tax ($144.38 inclusive with taxes).  

  • The hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public space
  • Bluegrass Etc. – Full service restaurant onsite that features Southern Scratch cooking
  • Complimentary 24 Hour Fitness Center
  • Onsite Self-Serve Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Steps away from the Charm City Circulator, Baltimore’s Free Hybrid Shuttle Service

To make reservations, click here or call the hotel directly at 410.837-9900 and select Option 1 for reservations.

Renaissance Hotel

202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (Approximately 1 mile away from the Marriott)

Rate $128.00 plus 15.5% taxes (approximately $147.84 per night)

To make a reservation by internet: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ncgcc17. To make a reservation by phone: call 877-212-5752 and speak to reservations. Advise them that you with the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses Convention starting August 5th and need a room at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel at the group rate of $128.00.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (Approximately 1 ½ miles away from Marriott)

Rate $128.00 plus taxes (approximately $147.84 per night)

To make a reservation by phone: call 888-421-1442 and speak to reservations. Advise that you are with the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses Convention starting August 5th and need a room at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor at the group rate of $128.00.

Convention Schedule

Highlights of the 84th Session of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 3rd Floor – Grand Ballroom
Note: Guest artists generally appear towards the end of the service

If you are registered, ALL services and classes are included in your registration

Saturday, August 5
7:00 pm – Night of Worship featuring Baltimore Youth Groups

Sunday, August 6
10:00 am – Morning Worship – Rev. Dr. Lester Taylor, Community Baptist Church of Englewood, Preacher
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration opens
6:00 pm – Founder’s Day – Guest Artist: Charles Butler & Trinity $20 ticket
8:00 pm – Supervisor’s Service – Guest Artist: Ricky Dillard – $20 ticket (Note: Tickets for 6 pm are valid for 8 pm)
10:00 pm – New Artists Showcase featuring local Baltimore artists

Monday, August 7
9:00 am – Consecration Service (Dressed in White) – Bishop Walter Scott Thomas, Preacher
12:00pm – 4:30 pm – Registration opens
7:00 pm – Pre-Convention Musical featuring 300 Voices from Baltimore, Bishop Jason Nelson, Maurette Brown Clark, Jonathan Nelson, Vocal Choir of Baltimore City, Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers
Free Will Offering

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 am – Morning Glory (P&W and Preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Dr. Jamal Bryant, Empowerment Temple AME Church, Baltimore, Preacher
4:30 pm – President’s Banquet
7:00 pm – President’s Night Musical featuring NCGCC Youth and Young Adult, Heritage Signature Chorale, Min Jesse Williams and Total Praise, Min Stephen Hurd, Leslie Johnson, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, Tre’ Voce, Anika Sampson Anderson, Kali Wilder Blue, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy – $20 ticket

Wednesday, August 9
7:00 am – Morning Glory (P&W and Preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Bishop Millicent Hunter, The Baptist Worship Center, Philadelphia, PA
6:30 pm – Emma Stewart Pageant featuring NCGCC Male Chorus and Philadelphia Fellowship Choir – $20 ticket
7:45 pm – Alumni Chorale Musical featuring Maranda C. Willis – $20 ticket
Note: $20 ticket valid for both services

Thursday, August 10
7:00 am – Morning Glory (P&W and Preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Dr. Donte L. Hickman, Southern Baptist Church, Baltimore, Preacher
6:30 pm – Soloist Bureau Celebration featuring Malivlyn and Calvin Statham – $20 ticket
8:00 pm – Mass Choir Concert featuring Bruce Parham and Felicia Coleman-Evans – $20 ticket
Note: $20 ticket valid for both services

Friday, August 11
7:00 am – Morning Glory (P&W and Preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute Closing Ceremony
6:30 pm – Preteens Concert – $20 ticket
7:30 pm – NCGCC Camp Presentation – $20 ticket
8:00 pm – Youth and Young Adult Concert – $20 ticket
Note: One $20 ticket valid for all services
11:00 pm – Closing of the 84th Session

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