A Memorial Tribute to Gospel Vocalist, Amoy Levy
On December 29, 2020, the gospel community received the news that Amoy Levy had passed away. Those of us who have known, loved and worked regularly with Amoy are still stunned and experiencing a deep void.
This is an incredible loss for us all. For those of you who don't know her, let me tell you about Amoy.
Amoy Levy was the quintessential Gospel vocalist. She possessed a powerhouse soprano voice that was the ‘go-to’ not just for TMC but the entire gospel music community for decades. Amoy was also a well-respected session vocalist in Canada’s music industry and was loved by all that worked with her--both Christians and non-Christians.
Amoy was featured on several TMC albums including the ‘Instrument of Praise’ version of ‘How Sweet The Name’ and on the 'Made For Worship’ album on the Taking My Time duo with Peter Moncrieffe. Amoy was also featured prominently in TMC’s production of the ‘Evolution of Gospel Music’ in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
But more importantly, Amoy was our friend. She was generous with her time and talent, a staple in our concerts and on our recordings and such an encouragement. She had no natural children but she had so many people that can say that they are better because of her mentorship and friendship.
Words cannot adequately express what this community has lost and in fact, what the world has lost. Our one solace is that heaven has gained an angel.
Our mission remains to educate the world about gospel music, the Canadian gospel music scene and to share Amoy's legacy.
Help us make Amoy's name a verb, i.e. as a Gospel vocalist, “If you want to impress me, 'Amoy’ me".
We love you, Amoy!
Amoy Levy performing "Mighty Good God" with the PowerUp Workshop Mass Choir at the 2015 PowerUp Gospel Music Workshop Finale Concert.
Amoy Levy performing "Going Up Yonder" with Toronto Mass Choir at the 2011 Evolution of Gospel Music production.