The Kingdom Choir Comes to The Kauffman Center
Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced that London's The Kingdom Choir will perform in Helzberg Hall on October 1, as part of the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series.
The Kingdom Choir is best known for their show-stopping rendition of "Stand By Me" at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. The performance, seen by a global audience of over 2 billion, instantly catapulted The Kingdom Choir to worldwide fame. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions to create a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. Tickets for this event range from $19 to $59 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1.
Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app and online at www.kauffmancenter.org.
The Kingdom Choir's conductor Karen Gibson is an award-winning gospel choir leader who is credited on some of the most prestigious, large-scale choirs across the United Kingdom. Gibson is also a judge for BBC's Gospel Choir of the Year Competition. Her prevalence and expertise have brought her work across Europe and into Asia, Africa and the United States.
The Kingdom Choir is composed of extraordinary singers from all over the southeast area of England. Over the years, the group has made many public broadcast appearances on premier religious radio and television broadcasts in the UK. The group has performed alongside artists such as the BBC Philharmonic, Elton John, Luther Vandross, the Spice Girls, Andraé Crouch and Fred Hammond among countless other high-profile musicians.
The Kingdom Choir released its debut album, Stand By Me, in October 2018 featuring covers of classics both new and old including "Halo" by Beyoncé, "All of Me" by John Legend, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and a studio version of their now famous rendition of "Stand By Me."