The You Gotta Sing Chorus (YGS for short) has appeared on my website before when I photographed their summer concert last year. I was introduced to Vanessa Lindsay-Botten, the choir director and founder, by a friend and client of mine who sings with the group. When Vanessa leads a group in song, she doesn’t just lead the choir. She makes everyone in the room feel united and included whether you are in the choir, the audience, the sound technician, or the photographer (ask me how I know!).
The programs are filled with uplifting music from around the world, and the energy in the room builds and builds, until you are left with a huge smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. After seeing them in concert only once, I had to become a member, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to sing! View the entire gallery here.
Here are some of my favourites of my new choir friends from one of our concerts last week:
Here is Vanessa doing her thing, teaching one of the songs to the audience: