Jazz AWE (Alternative Worship Experience)

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Jazz AWE (Alternative Worship Experience)

An afternoon with the Candace Churchill and Circle of Voices Gospel Group

By Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival 2023

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sunday, July 23 · 4:30pm PDT


United Churches of Langley - St. Andrew's Chapel 9025 Glover Road Langley, BC V3A 4M8 Canada

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Jazz AWE (Alternative Worship Experience) gives a musical twist to the Sunday church experience. Live jazz music is woven into readings, reflection and conversations. Hosted by Rev. Sophia Ducey, this year’s Jazz AWE features the Circle Of Voices Gospel Group, with the incredible vocals of Candus Churchill, Leora Cashe, Joseph Chappel and Will Sanders with Jaye Krebs on piano.

From the first song to the last shout, Circle Of Voices reach the unreachable with a soul-stirring and uplifting message. They incorporate contemporary and traditional gospel into fresh innovative arrangements that touch the heart and raise the roof!

BC Entertainment Hall Of Fame Star Meritus Inductee, Candus Churchill, along with one of Canada’s finest Jazz and gospel singers with a rich and resounding voice that brings down the house, Leora Cashe; member of the famous Hawkins Family who has sung with countless stars such as The Temptations, Thelonius Monk and many more, Joseph Chapple; and Jessie Nominee and one of the founding members of The Sojourners, Will Sanders were all also members of the mainstay Vancouver group The Gospel Experience for over two decades.

About the organizer

The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the Fraser Valley by bringing emerging and established jazz acts and visual art together to Fort Langley for all to enjoy. Established in 2018, the festival draws thousands of residents and visitors to the streets of Fort Langley during the last weekend in July.

The festival is organized by a committee of community-spirited individuals from civic, business, and artistic enterprises that see the need and the unique opportunity to create a community arts festival that brings together live jazz music and visual art to the quaint and beautiful setting of Fort Langley, British Columbia. What started as an idea and a few conversations in late 2017, grew quickly into a reality after the favourable support and interest by the Township of Langley, local community groups and businesses and members of the community