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Karen Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, is a powerhouse of inspiration and energy. Known for the high quality of her work, Karen’s experience is extensive. She has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years, conducting gospel workshops across the UK and Europe as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and the USA. She has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives. Karen has also run workshops for aspiring gospel conductors in the UK, Poland, Norway and Italy.

She currently works in schools across London teaching singing and training future leaders. Karen has recently founded her own community gospel choir, Gospel on The Rise in the heart of Clapham Junction.

Karen has been a Gospel specialist on Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Sing While You Work, a contributor to a series of episodes for the BBCs Songs of Praise introducing gospel music to the UK, and a Panel Juror on Gareth Malone’s BBC2 The Naked Choir and The Choir.

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