Known for their angelic and spellbinding performance at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, the Kingdom Choir is currently on their UK tour whose debut was at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
The British gospel choir shot to fame after performing ‘Stand By Me’ at the royal wedding, filmed by the BBC, which has been viewed more than 7.6 million times online, and led to a record deal with Sony.
The choir not only stunned the audience again in Manchester, but also won more hearts as they performed a specially written lullaby for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn son.
They performed the tribute at Bridgewater Hall. Choir leader Karen Gibson, 54, recently tweeted: “Congratulations to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy. Love from all of us in the choir. We are so happy for you. God bless.”
To mark the royal couple’s first anniversary, the group will reprise their beloved hits at the Royal Albert Hall on May 19.
“Whether Meghan and Harry want to spend their anniversary with us I don’t know, but it would be lovely to have them there. It is just down the road from Kensington Palace,” said Ms Gibson.
The Kingdom Choir are a unique group of seasoned and dedicated men and women delivering high quality performances time after time with their strong blend of choral discipline with the raw Gospel spiritual sound.
Their extraordinary talent, sound, energy and ability to execute have kept them in high demand nationally and internationally for well over a decade. The choir’s continued delivery of excellence has led to many public broadcast appearances such as Songs of Praise, BBC’s The One Show, ITV Good Morning Britain and Sunday Morning Worship on BBC Radio 2.
They have also featured in the film ‘Tube Tales’, the TV series Maisie Raine, an advert for Orange and have been featured alongside the BBC Philharmonic, ‘The Hurricane’ for BBC Radio 4’s Easter Sunday Worship.
Accompanied only by piano and percussion, the choir’s breath-taking harmonies created a rich sound, and filled the Bridgewater Hall, as the audience were completely captivated. Choir leader Gibson encouraged the audience to join in.
The Kingdom Choir changed the soloists throughout so that everyone had the chance to shine. They also ‘passed on the baton’ and let others shine, more specifically – the students of Shakespeare Primary School in Fleetwood who performed two impressive songs themselves then joined the choir to make an amazing sound.
The versatile programme was extremely relevant and thoughtful, there was a reason and story behind each piece in the show.
From their tribute to Aretha Franklin and gospel, to pop and lullabies for baby Sussex, the event was a memorable and blissful celebration of raw musical talent.
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