The Kingdom Choir
Latest Release : Stand By Me
ROYAL WEDDING GOSPEL CHOIR THE KINGDOM CHOIR TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘STAND BY ME’ ON FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2018
Global audience of 2 billion watched The Kingdom Choir perform Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Debut album ‘Stand By Me’ to be released on Friday 26 October 2018 The Kingdom Choir to tour the UK in May 2018, including Royal Albert Hall show on same day as […]
- Global audience of 2 billion watched The Kingdom Choir perform Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
- Debut album ‘Stand By Me’ to be released on Friday 26 October 2018
- The Kingdom Choir to tour the UK in May 2018, including Royal Albert Hall show on same day as first anniversary of Royal Wedding
Following their show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding on 19 May 2018, The Kingdom Choir have signed a major record deal with Sony Music UK. Managed by Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE at InterTalent, the record label beat off stiff competition to sign the highly sought-after collective.
The Kingdom Choir will release their debut album ‘Stand By Me’ on Friday 26 October 2018. The album features the choir’s much-loved version of Stand By Me that they performed at this year’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The choir’s diverse album track listing also includes captivating renditions of Beyoncé’s Halo, John Legend’s All Of Me as well as Stormzy’s Blinded By Your Grace Part 2. Also on the album is a brand new, emotionally powerful ballad written by members of The Kingdom Choir called Chases.
The choir was founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson. The group of singers from in and around London draw from various Christian traditions and are dedicated to creating a sound that demonstrates the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performance. Prior to performing in front of nearly 2 billion people at the Royal Wedding, the largest audience The Kingdom Choir had performed to was just 200 people.
Nicola Tuer, COO of Sony Music UK, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have signed The Kingdom Choir to Sony. Along with the rest of the world, we were stunned by their incredible performance at the Royal Wedding, so we jumped at the chance to sign them. The choir believe in love, music and power and we are excited to capture this on record for their fans across the globe.”
Karen Gibson, conductor of The Kingdom Choir, said: “The Kingdom Choir are absolutely delighted with the journey of the past few months! It’s been a roller coaster, but we wouldn’t have it any other way – first, the honour of being able to sing at the Royal Wedding, and then the thrill of being signed to Sony! It’s like an un-dreamt dream – one that you wouldn’t even consider, because you never thought it could happen to you. We’re very grateful and very excited about what’s to come in the next few months too…”
The Kingdom Choir’s debut album will be released via Sony Music on Friday 26 October 2018.
‘STAND BY ME’ TRACK LISTING
- Stand By Me
- All Of Me
- I Say A Little Prayer
- Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2
- Make You Feel My Love
- Something Inside So Strong
- Lovely Day
- Harvest for The World
- Fix You
- Amazing Grace
- Chases (written by The Kingdom Choir)
- You’re The Voice
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
About Karen Gibson
Karen Gibson is an award-winning gospel choir conductor who has conducted some of the most prestigious, large-scale choirs across the UK. The high standard of her work has taken her across Europe and further – Japan, Rwanda, Nigeria, Guyana, and the USA. Karen’s choirs are regular finalists or winners of choir competitions, including BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of The Year. After eleven years working in IT and a further seven years in teaching, the positive impact of gospel music has led to Karen’s current vocation. The Kingdom Choir is one of her many choirs that have spread the joy of the genre.