The GCO Atlanta Chorale Group is the first Gambian choir established (1993) in the United States under the direction of Mr. Rene Gomez (retired) and taken over by the talented director Mr. Vincent Ndow. It seeks to promote inculturation through our songs. We sing in many different languages of the Gambia: “Wollof, Serere, Jola, Manjango, Creole” to name a few. We also maintain the traditional Latin and English Hymns. We are available for Mass services, chorale performances, weddings, and festivals. The Choir renders community prayer and spiritual support in times of both joys and sorrows (bereavement).
It has so far participated in numerous events, some of which are: choir performance at the Pan-African Festival, Macon, GA; Sang at Masses for International Day at St John Vianney Parish Church, Douglasville, GA; at Corpus Christi Parish Church, Stone Mountain, GA; and at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Smyrna, GA. We also participated at the Convocation ceremony for new students at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky; the cultural prayer service “Multicultural Explosion” at the Total Grace Church, Atlanta, and also performed at the Expo Africa cultural event held at the Georgia World Congress Center.
After over 15 years of singing as a group, the Choir is in the process of transforming itself into a more professional Choral Group which will be performing at choir festivals with other African and International Choral Groups here in Atlanta. We will also be planning concerts at various Catholic Churches within the Archdiocese of Atlanta and other cities in the United States.