Welcome to the official website of the Emmanu'-EL Apostolic Gospel Academy (EAGA, a.k.a DMU Gospel Choir). Please feel free to scroll through our pages where you'll find information about what we do in EAGA, as well as links to our videos and audios. You will also find instructions on how to book the choir for your events.

Congratulations to the EAGA Choir; Finalist in the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2015. You can watch parts one and two on BBC iPlayer:

Part One and Part Two

Also you can watch the build-up programme which was live on the BBC One Show, Wednesday 26th August 2015: One Show Episode

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Who we are & What we do?
EAGA is a versatile group that is operated under the patronage of the Emmanu'-EL Apostolic Church, Leicester.

We are a group of people who bear one goal in heart and mind to serve the community of Leicester - nationally and beyond.

We are a choir that teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ through song and are often called to minister in different places regardless of distance.
What we have to offer?
Coming to EAGA provides an unforgettable experience where one may:
  • Experience the playing of music
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Sign Language
  • Bible teaching
  • Many more activities

Where do we sing?

Weddings, funerals, schools, community and charity events and much more big stage events.

EAGA Highlights

Gospel Choir Twitter
Featured in EAGA:
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Some of the most recent comments from people who have been touched by the Gospel Choir are displayed below (See Full list):
  • Our thanks to the Gospel Choir for performing at the Open Day. The choir was uplifting and really helped to add to the atmosphere on campus. Sandra

    Event: DMU Open Day, September 2015
  • Thank you so much for performing on our wedding day. You've made it so special for us both. Lots of love Amy and Liam Perry

    Event: Wedding Blessing, September 2015
  • A massive thank you for performing at our wedding - it was lovely to have you there to share our special day with us! Thanks again to you all - it was perfect! Amy and Liam Perry

    Event: Wedding Blessing, September 2015
  • The gospel singers were outstanding, especially the solo artist, (X Factor eat your heart out). It brought tears to my eyes! Such a moving experience. So well done one and all. Marjorie Baker, Aiden grandmother

    Event: De Montfort University Graduation Ceremonies, July 2015
  • As always – you did a great job of entertaining our visitors and you really helped to create an atmosphere on campus so thank you for sparing the time. Sandra, DMU

    Event: De Montfort University Open Day, July 2015
  • Just a note from me to thank you again for everything you did on 26 June. Some us knew what to expect, but many didn’t. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, had a really good time, so much so that “thank you” seems to be an insufficient gesture. The presentation and content of your performance could not have been better. For me, and I hope for many others, it highlights that Praise to the Lord and Work in his Name can and should be a joyous experience . Please make sure that all of your choir are aware how entertained and moved we were. God Bless, and Thank You on behalf of the Children of Howrah Christian School, India. The money raised will go to them in full and the benefit to them will be enormous. Mike Radford - Assistant Manager, The Hayes Conference Centre

    Event: Charity Fundraising, June 2015
  • Thank you very much for 26 June concert. Everybody spoken to really did enjoy the concert. The Event raised £1025.00 which is on its way over to India. May God continue to bless you in your ministry. John Wing - Assistant Manager, The Hayes Conference Centre

    Event: Charity Fundraising, June 2015
  • Thank you so much for starting off our summer ball in such memorable fashion last Saturday night! We really appreciated you guys performing so our thanks to everybody. Best wishes Tommy Cawston, Matt Hampson Foundation

    Event: Summer Ball, June 2015
  • The last time I heard Oh Happey Day was from the Hawkins in 1972, you were great Wedding Guest 1

    Event: Wedding of Guy and Chloe, June 2015
  • The Gospel Choir is a wonderful choir who are becoming increasingly known and respected throughout Leicester and far beyond. It is not only in singing that they excel. Their commitment and enthusiasm provides an example that inspires the whole community of Leicester." 

Best wishes, Sir Peter Soulsby, Major of Leicester
  • EAGA is a fine and thriving organisation that has been of enormous benefit to De Montfort University. Not only does the choir enliven many an occasion with their splendid concerts, but the organisation works tirelessly for the student community, and most particularly for those who need most assistance. Members of EAGA are always willing to help, and they devise their own programmes of support for a range of people, including students from overseas, students who may be struggling financially or in other ways, and perhaps most importantly, the young children of choir members supported by homework clubs while rehearsals are in progress. EAGA helps De Montfort University in its mission to make education, and particularly university education, open to all who will benefit. Professor Philip Martin 

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor De Montfort University
  • Thank you all so much, You've been brilliant! Best wishes Jon Ashworth, MP, December 2014
Date Event
25  Dec  2015 DMU Winter Event
23  Dec  2015 Sand's of Glenfield Restaurant
20  Dec  2015 Melvina And Jeremiya
Full detailed list of past events click here

EAGA Media Hightlights: Videos, Audios & Photos

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EAGA Media Highlights


The Emmanu’-el Apostolic Gospel Academy – Oh Happy Day See appearance on the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of The Year 2015 competition.

Hallelujah at the DMU Winter Graduation




EAGA Reports

The EAGA Choir joined the Journey on the Olympics Praise Bus which was in aid of the UK's torch relay which was started from May 1927. On July 3, 2012, Day 46 of the 70 day torch relay, the EAGA choir sang all around Leicestershire, staying one hour ahead of the Olympic flame. Starting in Loughborough, we travelled through 6 cities
Event Type: Outdoor
Event Title: Longfield Academy Christmas Concert | Date: 17, December, 2015 | Venue: Longfield Academy School, Main Rd, Longfield, Kent DA3 7PH
Event Type: Christmas

EAGA Greetings

Ellah Kandi

Secretary & Choir Coordinator
"Praise be to Jesus Christ! Greetings to the world, every man, woman, boy and girl of every nation, race and creed.

EAGA is here to meet every Godly need. My name is Ellah Kandi EAGA's Secretary, Choir Co-ordinator and Children Overseer. I am part of the 'Generation of Change' that hails from the City of God in Leicester England. Our vision is to bring change to the lives of people in need, not only in our local community but also in the communities of the world. This is achieved by putting the doctrine and teaching of Jesus Christ into action by empowering people of all ages by providing them with education, moral discipline and encouragement as well as catering for their emotional and practical needs."

Annabel Mwagalanyi

Co-Treasurer & Committee Member
"Greetings, in the name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Truly, EAGAs love and support encourages one’s desire to bring change to the community he/she resides. Therefore without such love and support it would seem an impossible task. Being one body, a unit, EAGA loves to work together - singing one perfect harmony: impacting the nations. Welcome to EAGA."
Shingirayi Kandi

Committe Member
"This is a story to welcome you to EAGA. After the fulfilment of the Lord Jesus Christ's promise to send the Holy Ghost to the apostles, something very special happened- the apostles spoke in many different languages and many people, who gathered in Jerusalem at the time of the Passover, heard them speak in their own language. They were amazed at this phenomenon.

From this account, you can see God's desire to have a relationship with every man, regardless of the country they are from; the language they speak, and understanding of people. Here at EAGA, this is exactly what we do. EAGA is on a global mission at heart- reaching out to every man from every continent; singing in many different languages. This is a place, where love excels and we help you to fulfil your calling in this life."

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