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

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.

Vendor Information

Grace and Peace and thank you, year-in and year-out, for your special support given to our Convention! Know that you have become an essential part of us, and what we do, could not be done without you! If you are a potential new Vendor…Welcome!!! We are now planning for our 84th Annual Session at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore Maryland, August 5-12. We have determined that we have the opportunity to accommodate 25 vendor spaces for our 2017 Convention at the Marriott Waterfront. We are excited to be able to provide great exposure to our vendors in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. We continue to experience tremendous growth in the number of vendors requesting booths during our annual sessions. Pipe and Draped Booth size this year will be 8X8 with 6 ft table 2 chairs and trash can. Therefore, we have put into practice the following registration and guarantee process to ensure, you, and all other vendors, receive fair opportunity and consideration:
  • Priority of booth location will be assigned based on when the vendor pays their vendor booth fee ($400) IN FULL.
  • Vendor registration has begun. The cost is $400 for booth security and $125 per electrical drop. Please note, there are additional costs for an electrical drop requested on site.
  • You may place a minimum deposit of $200 to secure one of the total spots. We will deny all registration requests after we’ve received the number of deposits exceeding the number of booth rentals available. However, your deposit DOES NOT secure the location of your booth – only PAYMENT IN FULL.
  • No Food items of any kind can be sold in the hotel or convention area.
  • Vendor set-up this year will be Saturday, August 5th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
If sending your payment (check, cashier’s check, or money order only) by mail, please write “Vendor” and the name of your business in the memo section, and forward your payment to:
P.O. Box 874
Clinton, MD 20735
You may also pay by credit card by clicking on the Vendor Payment Link.
Vendor Payments
Vendor Letter
Vendor Contract
Please contact our Vendor Coordinators – Mr. Roland Perry 919-423-3912 or Basil Foster at 704-606-0226 – if you need assistance. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore , Maryland!

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