Sing alongside royal wedding choir

Karen Gibson, conductor of The Kingdom Choir
Karen Gibson, conductor of The Kingdom Choir

Sheffield children’s and youth choirs are being given the opportunity to perform alongside royal wedding gospel singers The Kingdom Choir on their UK tour.

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

And now children’s and youth choirs are being given the opportunity to perform with the gospel stars when they kick off their tour at City Hall on Tuesday, April 30.

To be in with a chance of performing, choirs must send a YouTube link to one of their performances and complete the application form online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V29PMM2.

Choir conductor Karen Gibso said: “Being part of the royal wedding was such an honour and we were delighted to be part of such a prestigious national day of celebration.

“As we tour the UK in 2019, we can’t wait to meet people across the country – especially young singers.

“Last year was like an un-dreamt dream – one that you wouldn’t even consider, because you never thought it could happen to you. We want to share our experience and dreams, and hopefully inspire a new generation of singers.”

Following the wedding performance, he Kingdom Choir has made high-profile appearances on networks as well as closing the Invictus Games in Sydney in October.

The choir has also released its debut album Stand By Me via Sony, which features the title track as performed at the royal wedding, as well as versions of Beyoncé’s Halo, John Legend’s All Of Me and Stormzy’s Blinded By Your Grace Part 2. It also includes track Chases, written by members of the choir.

Stand By Me went straight in at number one on the Billboard gospel songs chart.