National Convention
of Gospel Choirs & Choruses

Annual Convention

August 4 - 10 // Dallas, TX

85th Session

Dallas, Texas - August 4-10 // The Sheraton Dallas Hotel

See You In Detroit!

What is the Annual Convention?

Fostering an appreciation for Gospel Music.
Developing the spiritual growth of our membership.

The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses annual convention is a week-long convention held in a different city each year. The sessions have been held every year since 1933. The week’s events consist of daily classes and workshops, plenary sessions featuring world renowned musical artists and guest speakers, nightly concerts and a host of other activities for anyone who desires to better themselves as a Christian singer, instrumentalist, educator, or leader in the area of Gospel music.

The 85th Session of the annual convention will convene in Dallas, TX from Saturday, August 4th to Friday, August 10th, 2018.


The Sheraton Dallas Hotel

One night's deposit ($146.38) is required for each room when making your reservation.

Cutoff: July 11, 2018


400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201

More Info

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Standard Room: $127.00
Plus Taxes: $146.38

72 hours prior to check-in time to prevent a cancellation fee.

$15.00 USD Overnight

Valet Parking:
$31.00 USD Overnight


Local Attractions
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, JFK Memorial, Reunion Tower, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Zoo, Shops at Park Lane, North Park Center Shopping Mall, direct access to DART train and many more!

Exceptional downtown location in the vibrant Arts and Financial district. Within walking distance to various shops and restaurants. Contemporary guest rooms and close proximity to the DART system.

Hotel Amenities
Link Business Center, Outdoor pool, Fully 24/7 Equipped Gym, Gift Shop, Concierge Desk, DRAFT Sports Bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi: Lobby & public areas.
*On-site Restaurant & Bar.

Convention Itinerary

2018 Theme
NCGCC 85: Perpetuating Our Legacy

10:00 am

07:00 pm


NCGCC Cares – Volunteer to help a local nonprofit organization in Dallas

Night of Worship featuring area youth groups – hosted by Youth and Young Adults

08:00 AM

01:00 PM - 07:00 PM

06:00 PM

08:00 PM

10:00 PM


Morning Worship at The Potter’s House, Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor

Registration open

Founder’s Day musical featuring all five Regions. Guest Artist.

Supervisor’s Service remembering Supervisor Jacquelyn Poole. Guest Artist.

New Artists Showcase featuring local artists (fee required)

9:00 am

12:00 pm – 04:30 pm

07:00 pm


Consecration Service (dress in white) with guest preacher. Service open to the public.

Registration open

Pre-Convention Musical by One Dallas Metropolitan Choral Union featuring local area artist, choirs, and musicians. Free will offering.

07:00 am 

08:00 am

11:00 am

04:30 pm

07:00 pm


Morning Glory (praise and worship and preaching)

Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)

Morning worship experience with guest preacher

President’s Banquet – Celebrating 85 Years. Tickets $85 per person 

President’s Night Musical featuring NCGCC Young Adult Department and National Gospel Artists (ticketed event)

07:00 am

08:00 am

11:00 am

06:30 pm

07:45 pm


Morning Glory (Praise and worship and preaching)

Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)

Morning worship experience with guest preacher

Emma Stewart Pageant featuring the NCGCC Male Chorus (ticketed event) 

Alumni Chorale Musical featuring national guest artist (ticketed event)

Note: ticket payment includes both services.

07:00 am

08:00 am

11:00 am

06:30 pm

08:00 pm


Morning Glory (praise and worship and preaching)

Artelia Hutchins Training Institute (Classes)

Morning worship experience with guest preacher

Soloist Bureau Celebration featuring guest national artist (ticketed event)

Mass Choir Concert featuring Tribute to Rev. Dr. Derrick E. Roberts and national guest artist (ticketed event)

Note: ticket valid for both services

07:00 am

08:00 am

06:30 pm

07:30 pm

08:00 pm

11:00 pm


Morning Glory (praise and worship and preaching)

Artelia Hutchins Training Institute Closing Ceremony

Preteens Concert (ticketed event)

NCGCC Camp Presentation (ticketed event)

Youth and Young Adult Concert (ticketed event)

Closing of the Session

Note: ticket valid for both services

If you have questions, please call 201-349- 3802.

Fee Schedule

Thank you for your interest in registering for the 85th session of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses, INC in Dallas, TX. Online registration is now closed. You will be able to register onsite during the convention. 

Here is the on-site registration schedule:

  1. Saturday, August 4th: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Sunday, August 5th: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Monday,August 6th: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, August 7th: 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, August 8th: 9:00 pm - 11:00 am and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you have any question please feel free to contact Registration.


Adult Visitor: $160.00
Young Adult Visitor (13-26): $110
Child Visitor (5-13): $60.00
Dallas Adult: $65
Dallas Young Adult (18-26): $40 (music not included)
Dallas Child/Youth (5-17): Free (summer camp participants)
Dallas Child/Youth (5-17) Not Enrolled in Summer Camp: $30.00

May 2 - July 1, 2018
July 2 - July 15, 2018
August 4 - 10, 2018
General - 27 and older
Non-Singing Participant
Seasoned Saints (65 and older/special code)
Music not included
Mass Choir
Music Packet Included
Alumni Department
Music Packet Included)
Young Adult
Department (YAD)
Mass & Alumni
Mass & Alumni Music Included
Mass & Alumni Music Included
Mass & YAD
Mass Music Included
Alumni & YAD
Alumni Music Included
YYA Department
Music Included

If you have any questions or need assistance with the online registration process please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to serving your registration needs.

Dr. Shanda C. Crowder, National Registrar,  203-727-1476

Sis. Ingrid N. Parker, National Assistant Registrar,  201-410-2855

Bro. Michael Bowens, Registration Chief of Staff,  313-461-7718


Vendor Opportunities

We are planning for our 85th Annual Session at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, August 4-10.  We have determined that we can accommodate 50 vendor spaces in the high traffic area right outside of the Grand Ballroom where the main services will be held. Explore the opportunities to share your products with us at this year’s convention.