Royal Wedding choir Kingdom sign Sony record deal

| Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 1:01pm

 

The choir was formed in 1994 by Karen Gibson

 

The choir have also announced a headline show at London's Union Chapel on 28 November
The gospel choir who performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a major record deal with Sony Music UK.

The Kingdom Choir performed Stand By Me in front of an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion people at the royal wedding on 19 May.

Prior to that, their biggest show had attracted about 200 people.

Their performance later topped the US gospel chart, while the YouTube video has been watched three million times.

The London-based choir, which features 30 singers, was formed in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, who had previously sung backing vocals for The Beautiful South.

In 2000, they won BBC Radio 2's Minstrels in the Gallery, a competitive festival of religious music. Two years later, they were nominated for best UK Choir at the Oasis Awards.

They have since performed alongside Sir Elton John, Luther Vandross, the Spice Girls and Michael Ball.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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