Table of Contents

What does EAGA Stand for?

Where did your name come from?

Is EAGA Gospel Choir part of a church?

When did the Choir/Academy start?

When did you start touring?

Where do you tour?

How did you get the public input in the starting of the Academy?

What type of venues have you used for rehearsals in the past?

When did you join DMU Societies?

When did you start being called the DMU Gospel Choir?

What are some of the functions you hold as a Choir?

Who is welcome

When and where does the choir meet for practice?

How many members are there in the choir?

Can anyone join the choir or do you have to be able to sing?

Why do you wear hats?

Why do you wear skirts?

Why do you wear black and white?

When did you start singing?

How long have you been together?

How often do you rehearse?

What types of songs do you sing?

Why do you sing Gospel only?

How are you able to sing so many languages?

How are you able to pronounce without offending/insulting the different cultures?

What is the length of time you give people to know the songs you rehearse?

What do l need, to be able to join the choir?

Where do the choir members come from?

Who is welcome to the choir? Is it the community on a whole or is it just the DMU Students?

Have your Choir members attended the DMU?

Why do you mix with graduates, graduands, community, parents & schools?

Are the disabled welcome?

Do you Charge to sing at functions or events?

Do l have to be a Christian to join the choir?

How much is it to join the choir?

Is it compulsory to attend all rehearsals days?

Who is your Choir leader?

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Emmanu'-EL Apostolic Gospel Academy

The name came from God through a prophetic word in a prayer meeting

Yes, it’s part of the Emmanu'-EL Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

It began in October 2003 and officially started in January 2004

In October 2003

Anywhere across the world

We undertook a survey in 2004 and 160 people contributed their thoughts, suggestions and said that this kind of Academy will be beneficial in our community

We started at: -

  • Aylestone Leisure Centre in the Townsend Suite
Then we moved to the following venues: -
  • St Saviour’s Neighbourhood Centre in Highfields
  • Southfields Community Centre
  • Pork Pie Library – occasionally
  • Clephan Building, Demontfort University
  • Hawthorn Building, Demontfort University
Present location: -
  • Portland Building, Demontfort University

Family functions, praise events, fundraising, awards ceremonies, Functions for international students and the community, drama, quiz, sign language workshops, children ministration, Annual BBQ, Celebrations at Easter & Christmas...

Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday and Thursday 6pm - 9.30pm Portland Building, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

About 50 members (plus) in the Adults Choir, the numbers increases when University is open 30 members in the Children's Choir

Anyone can join the Choir; you do not have to be able to sing to join

We wear hats because our God commands us when we pray to cover our head/hair (which is our glory) in honour to Him who deserves all of the glory and honour. For no flesh shall glory in God's presence. (See: 1 Corinthians 11: 1-16 and 1Corinthians 1:29) The Lord Jesus also commands us that we ought always to pray and not to faint, and also to pray without ceasing. Therefore we cover our heads at all times. (See: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 18:1).

We wear skirts because we believe as woman we should not wear clothing that pertains to a man or makes a woman look like a man i.e. trousers (See: Deuteronomy 22:5) Also, appropriate skirts do not show off a woman's shape but ensure she is modest in her appearance and is not seeking to attract men with her body. (See: 1 Timothy 2:9) Trousers are not appropriate for two reasons: 1. Tight trousers or jeans expose a woman's shape and nakedness. Some say "what about the smart ones that are not tight"? 2. They are still garments that pertain to a man. Therefore it is an abomination unto God for His women to wear them.

Black and white are two colours that carry a message of power and unity. Furthermore we have been instructed by Jesus Christ to wear these two colours for one of our main uniforms.

As a Choir we have been together 6 years 6 months (1/04/10)

Three times a week

We only sing Gospel Songs that promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ

We have bilingual teachers who are members of the Choir

Our foreign language teachers do one to one with those who take time to learn

It all depends why we are learning the song and when we will be ministering the song

Different parts of the world

At present we have members from the following countries

  • Austria
  • Barbuda
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Montserrat
  • Nigeria
  • Romania
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Everyone is welcome for we are bridging the gap between the students, lecturers and the community

Majority of members have and people from the community who attend the choir always end up going to DMU to further their education because of the EAGA Empowerment sessions we hold

Breaking down barriers and eradicating segregation & discrimination

Yes they are welcome, we have members in the Children's choir and Adult's choir who are disabled

No we do not but donations are welcome and help with transport cost

It's free but as a member of the DSU (Demontfort University Societies) every member of every society in the University is required to pay £10 a year

No it is not, you will be required to notify the Academy of your absence so that you will get the work done in your absence

We have several choir leaders in the Academy. The Head Choir Leader is Bishop Mark Anderson