The Kingdom Choir, London’s famous gospel group which gained international attention for their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” at the Royal Wedding in May of 2018 brings their infectious joy and inspiration to TPAC on October 15.
Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.
The choir’s rendition of “Stand By Me” went to the top of the Billboard charts, and they will release their first full-length album worldwide on Sony Music this November. Their success at the Royal Wedding led them to make several UK and American television appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.
Their debut album, Stand By Me (Sony Music), is a soulful collection featuring renditions of classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” to more contemporary cuts from today’s hitmakers like Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love” and Coldplay’s “Fix You.”
A group of singers from the South East area of England, all of whom come from Christian traditions, The Kingdom Choir is known for its inspirational take on a mix of gospel classics and popular contemporary hits. The group’s talent and energy, matched only by their raw Gospel spiritual style, has made them internationally in-demand for well over a decade. The group’s history with the British Royal Family goes further than their highly-publicized performance at The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with the group lending their heaven-sent voices to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee back in 2002. They have also performed with British pop royalty Elton John and The Spice Girls.
Gibson is a powerhouse of inspiration and energy. Known for the high quality of her work and her extensive experience, Gibson has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for more than 25 years, conducting gospel workshops across the UK and Europe as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and the U.S. She has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives. Gibson also has run workshops for aspiring gospel conductors in the UK, Poland, Norway and Italy. She currently works in schools across London teaching, singing and training future leaders. Recently, she founded her own community gospel choir, Gospel on The Rise, in the heart of Clapham Junction, London.