In 2009, Trinity Church (then Southover Church) established Lewes Sings Gospel (LSG) as part of their drive to be an outward-looking, inclusive community. Since then, LSG has become a vibrant community where it is easy to meet new people, grow friendships and enjoy the journey of learning and singing gospel music together. In 2014 LSG were the winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year award. Karen has been with the choir since it’s inception.
In the first ever book written about British Gospel Music, Karen is featured as one of Britain’s prominent gospel artists. The book, entitled ‘British Black Gospel’, is written by Steve Alexander Smith and cites Karen as a pioneer of the sound of gospel in this country.
Karen is interviewed for the MOBO website by Steve Smith, in the wake of Lewes Sings Gospel winning Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.
Being of Guyanese heritage, Karen was honoured to be featured on Guyanese Girls Rock. The platform champions the achievements of women who hail from the South American country.
Marcia Dixon interviews Karen for Britain’s premier black publication, The Voice
Karen’s arrangement of the traditional spiritual ‘Oh Mary, Oh Martha’ has been used by BBCs online education as a learning tool for music teachers. The song was sung by Maria Fidelis Convent Girls School for the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year, 2010, and was one of their winning entry.
Interviewed for Faith in the World Week, Karen reflects on the healing power of music.
Fresh from winning BBC Gospel Choir of the Year, Karen Gibson is interviewed by the presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch for The Choir. Broadcast January 4th 2015, Karen reflects on the choral music that inspires her most.
Karen is interviewed by Sharlene Monique for the re-launch of Be Uniquely You, a website aimed at inspiring and encouraging young women,