The Kingdom Choir choose north west school to appear at Manchester concert

The Shakespeare Primary School Elite Choir from Fleetwood has been hand-picked by Royal wedding gospel singers The Kingdom Choir to sing at their Bridgewater Hall show.

The Kingdom Choir became a household name following the stunning performance of Stand By Me at the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and the Duchess Of Sussex last May.

Earlier this year, the choir launched a national search for children’s and youth choirs to perform alongside them at each venue of their debut UK tour.

Shakespeare Elite Choir will sing with the gospel stars at the Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday, May 7.

Speaking about being selected by The Kingdom Choir, teacher Claire Savage said: “We are all extremely excited to be singing with the Kingdom Choir. We are looking forward to performing at such an amazing venue.”

The 18-date UK tour in April and May includes a first anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in London, a year to the day after the wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Karen Gibson, conductor of The Kingdom Choir, said: “We had such an amazing experience to be part of the Royal wedding, and we have been truly inspired by everything that has happened to us during this past year.

“It’s been tough to choose the choirs, but so lovely to see so many singing communities out there. From personal experience, I know what singing can do for a person, so sharing that with young people across the country is a really special thing for us. I hope we can make a real impact and inspire a new generation of singers.”

The choir’s rendition of Stand By Me went straight in at Number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Songs Chart after the Royal Wedding and received more than 10 million views on YouTube.

The Kingdom Choir’s debut album Stand By Me is available now via Sony Music.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: Rhodes Media

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