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The Kingdom Choir

Having toured a sell-out show across 18 cities in the UK, The Kingdom Choir has performed at British Summer Time with Barbara Streisand, opened the Major League Baseball game, performed headline tours across the US and Australia, and headlined at Latitude, Hay Festival, Cornbury Festival, The Piano Guys and Fez Festival.  

The Kingdom’s Choir’s most recent release, ‘Together Again’, is a beautifully crafted Christmas EP culminating in a sold-out headline show at London’s Roundhouse venue at the start of this year. Earlier single ‘Real Love’ (released in 2020) was a radio hit that summer in the UK, and was played regularly on Radio 2’s A List.  

The Choir recently celebrated 25 years as The Kingdom Choir, and founder/conductor, Karen Gibson, was awarded an MBE in 2020 for her service to Music. 
The choir was founded in 1994 by award-winning choir conductor Karen Gibson MBE who has been described as ‘Britain’s Godmother of Gospel’ by both the Guardian and the BBC and is recognised throughout the world as one of the best gospel music directors. Karen 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. 

Following their show-stopping performance of ‘Stand By Me’ at the Royal Wedding on 19 May 2018, The Kingdom Choir 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 released their debut album 'Stand By Me' on 26th October 2018. The album included the choir’s much-loved rendition of ‘Stand By Me’, which went straight in at Number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Songs Chart, and showcased the pure joy and spiritual essence that runs through all of their performances. Since May 2018, their arrangement of ‘Stand By Me’ has also become a viral internet sensation receiving over 17 million views on YouTube.? 
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 in recent years was just 600 people. Since then the choir have performed concerts all over the world including sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, the Royal Albert Hall and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney.