DMU Gospel Choir stars in LCFC Christmas film which celebrates city's community spirit

DMU Gospel Choir appears in Leicester City Football Club’s new Christmas video which was premiered this week.

The three minute film, which you can watch below,  celebrates the community spirit of Leicester, which was witnessed around the world following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, his guests Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and another passenger, Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

It also captures the club’s close connections with supporters across the city and county, with footage of Leicester’s emergency services, hospital staff and the famous Walkers Crisps factory, among others.

From all walks of life but united behind a Leicester City crest, the video features everyone from the hard-working staff of the National Health Service to members of  Foxes Pride to traders from Leicester Market.

Leicester City legends, Leicester Riders and Leicester Tigers also spread the message, along with the Club’s Disability Support Association, workers from the city’s Walkers Crisp factory and a host of Leicester City supporters.

Members of the DMU Gospel Choir appear at the end of the film singing a carol in their inimitable style, in a lecture theatre in the university’s Hugh Aston building, while decked out in Leicester City colours.

The choir performed outside the King Power for several days in a row as mourners came to lay flowers, shirts and scarves in memory of club owner Vichai, whose legacy is the fairy tale transformation of LCFC from championship club to 5,000-1 Premier League champions, as well as putting the club at the heart of the community.

The Gospel Choir has sung outside the King Power for several years – most notably during promotions and the Premier League win.

DMU Gospel Choir member Patricia Stamp said: “It is amazing to be in the Christmas film and it was a pleasure to have taken part.

“We have been singing at the club through the joyful times but also the sad times. As a choir we want to be there to bring the joy and laughter but also to lift people’s spirits no matter that they have to face.

“We feel we have been through a journey with Leicester City from promotion from League One to winning the Premier league to the terrible loss of Khun Vichai.

“So, for us, we definitely feel we are part of the Leicester City community and delighted to be appearing in the film.”

Posted on: Tuesday 11 December 2018

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