National Convention
of Gospel Choirs & Choruses

National Board Meeting

 April 19 - 21, 2023

2023 Board Meeting

APRIL 19 - 21, 2023

COVID-19 Statement

The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc (NCGCC) will be following CDC guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The NCGCC Board of Directors, COVID Protocol Team, and Event Planning Team will be working with state and local health officials to implement this guidance, adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.  

The NCGCC Official Board Meeting COVID Safety Protocol will be provided to all attendees prior to the event.

Hosted by
TAD Chicago Gospel

Overseer Loreta Garrett, President

General Information

Wednesday, April 19, 2023


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


National Board Meeting Begins with General Session

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

General Session with Breakout Workshops, Reports and Voting

Thursday, April 20, 2023


8:15 am - 12:00 noon 

General Session with Breakout Workshops, Reports and Voting

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

Luncheon Celebrating NCGCC Chairman of the Board (Fee)
Rev. Dr. Albert Morgan

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Union/Chapter President’s Meeting
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm  General Session with Various Reports and Voting

Friday, April 21, 2023

8:30 am – 12:00 pm General Session including 90 th Year Celebration Events
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Bus Visit to Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey Gravesite (Fee)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bowling (fee) - see below


Note: General Sessions are for Registered Delegates and Members Only


Visit to the Pilgrim Church, Cemetery, Gospel Museum and Mahalia Jackson Home.

We will visit the cemetery where our Founder, Dr. Thomas A Dorsey lies as well as other notable gospel locations on Friday, April 21.
Bus will leave the hotel at 1:00 pm.   Roundtrip bus transportation will be provided for a nominal fee.
Additional information will follow via email.
Please reserve your spot by sending an email to

Bowling and Fun!

Are you interested in going bowling on Friday, April 21 from 6pm until 9:00pm?
Bowling, shoes and transportation are on your own.
Interested?  Send an email to
Additional information will follow via email.

Need a Scooter?

Contact Scootaround - 888-441-7575 (Press 1 and then 3)
Rate = $145 for a Standard Scooter Plus $50 Delivery Fee (Drop off on Tuesday, April 18 and Pick up on Saturday, April 22)


Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Alsip
(near Chicago Midway Airport (MDW))

Cutoff: TBA


5000 W. 127 th Street
Alsip, IL 60803

More Info

Doubletree Hotel By Hilton Chicago Aslip

Room Rate: $131.00 per night plus 13% tax for a standard king or double bedroom type.

Method of Reservation: Reservations can be made at using Group/Convention code: NCG
Central Reservations: 1-800-222-8733 (TREE)

Local Attractions

DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore – BWI Airport is less than five minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Amtrak and Baltimore Light Rail stations. Ride our complimentary 24-hour shuttle to each facility. The light rail will take you to Baltimore's Inner Harbor within minutes. You can also get to attractions and businesses in Washington, DC from the Amtrak and MARC stations.

Sports fans can cheer for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team at Orioles Park at Camden Yards, and the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Have a day of family fun at the National Aquarium. Find shopping and an Egyptian-themed movie theater, Medieval Times, Dave & Buster’s and many other restaurants at Arundel Mills Mall. Business guests will appreciate being only eight miles from downtown and the Baltimore Convention Center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Automated Teller (ATM)
  • Basketball
  • Baggage Storage
  • Bar Area
  • Digital Key Available
  • Electric Service
  • Elevators
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Local Area Transportation
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Hold
  • Multi-Lingual Staff
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Snack Shop


  • Hotel Reservation Details
    • Reservations must be received by April 3, 2023. After this date reservations will be accepted based upon availability and current rate.
    • Credit Cards will be authorized the morning of the guest’s arrival. If the credit card is not valid, the reservation will be cancelled.
    • All guestroom reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival otherwise individual’s credit card will be billed one night plus tax.
    • Check-in time for all rooms is 4:00pm. Check-out time is 11:00am.
    • If a guest checks out earlier than their scheduled departure date, they will be charged $50.00.
    • Late check out fees: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM - $25.00; 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM - $50.00; and after 4:00 PM – Full Days Rate.
  • Shuttle Service
    • The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from Chicago Midway (MDW) Airport.
      Reservation for this service is required. Call the hotel at 708-371-7300 to reserve shuttle service.
    • The hotel does not offer shuttle service from Chicago O’Hare airport, so please plan accordingly.
  • Amenities
    • Indoor heated pool is available.
    • Fitness center is available.
    • Complimentary parking onsite.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi service in guest rooms and Refrigerators in all guest rooms.
    • Microwaves available on each floor.
  • Food and Beverage
    • Please note: The hotel restaurant offers breakfast and dinner. It does not offer lunch.
    • There will be a Chairman’s Celebratory Luncheon with a Special Guest Speaker on Thursday, April
      20th at 1pm. PLEASE NOTE: The final count for the luncheon is required several days prior to the
      start of board meeting. Therefore, YOU MUST RSVP IN ADVANCE. We will not accept RSVPs
      onsite. The luncheon cost is $40.00 and includes:

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee
Iced Tea or Raspberry Iced Tea

House Made Chili with Cheddar Cheese, Onions, Scallions, and Sour Cream

Biscuits with Honey Butter
Seasonal Mixed Greens with Dressing

BBQ Ribs

Country Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken
Dry Rubbed Baby Red Potatoes
Seasonal Corn
Potato Salad
Creamy Cole Slaw
Seasonal Cobbler

    • RSVP for the Chairman’s Luncheon here no later than Wednesday, April 12th

National Board Meeting Registration

Registration Information

Thank you for your interest in registering for the 2022 Annual Board Meeting of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses, Inc. in Linthicum Heights, MD. Registration information will come on a later date. Check back soon for updates!

All NCGCC members are welcome to attend the National Board meeting. As a reminder, each Union/Chapter may select three (3) Delegates – four (4) Delegates if one of the three delegates is also a National Officer – to represent their interests at the board meeting.

Delegates vote and sanction the NCGCC business proposals for adoption and implementation. They also determine the slate of candidates for Board of Director and National Officer open, elected positions. All Union/Chapter presidents and their delegates are strongly encouraged to attend the National Board Meeting.