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 85th Session will convene in Dallas, TX from Saturday, August 4 to Friday, August 10, 2018.

Sample Convention Itinerary

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

Saturday, August 5
7:00 pm – Night of Worship featuring area youth groups

Sunday, August 6
10:00 am – Morning Worship – with guest preacher
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration opens
6:00 pm – Founder’s Day concert – Guest Artist
8:00 pm – Supervisor’s Service – Guest Artist
10:00 pm – New Artists Showcase featuring local artists

Monday, August 7
9:00 am – Consecration Service (Dressed in White) – service open to the public with guest preacher

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm – registration opens
7:00 pm – Pre-Convention Musical by the host Union of Chapter featuring local area artist, choirs and musicians. Free Will Offering

Tuesday, August 8
7:00 am – Morning Glory (Praise and worship and preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Morning worship experience with guest preacher
4:30 pm – President’s Banquet
7:00 pm – President’s Night Musical featuring National Gospel Artists (ticketed event)

Wednesday, August 9
7:00 am – Morning Glory (Praise and worship and preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Morning worship experience with guest preacher
6:30 pm – Emma Stewart Pageant (ticketed event)
7:45 pm – Alumni Chorale Musical featuring national guest artist (ticketed event)

Note: ticket payment includes both services

Thursday, August 10
7:00 am – Morning Glory (Praise and worship and preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)
11:00 am – Morning worship experience with guest preacher
6:30 pm – Soloist Bureau Celebration featuring guest national artist (ticketed event)
8:00 pm – Mass Choir Concert featuring national guest artist (ticketed event)

Note: ticket valid for both services

Friday, August 11
7:00 am – Morning Glory (Praise and worship and preaching)
8:00 am – Artelia Hutchins Training Institute Closing Ceremony
6:30 pm – Preteens Concert (ticketed event)
7:30 pm – NCGCC Camp Presentation (ticketed event)
8:00 pm – Youth and Young Adult Concert (ticketed event)
Note: one ticket valid for all services
11:00 pm – Closing of the Session

See you in Dallas, Texas in 2018
Questions? Call 201-349- 3802