From the royal wedding to Blacksburg, The Kingdom Choir inspires with breathtaking harmonies
October 16, 2019
They wowed the world with a breathtaking performance of “Stand By Me” at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now, the members of The Kingdom Choir bring their joyful message of love, hope, and inspiration to the Moss Arts Center.
See the London-based ensemble perform on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall.
Drawing from various Christian traditions, the choir’s vibrant spectrum of voices beautifully melds to create soul-soothing sounds, delivering warmth, energy, passion, and ecstatic harmonies. Backed by live musicians, the choir’s performance will include gospel-tinged selections from Bill Withers, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, and even Coldplay.
Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir caught the attention of the world when an audience of more than 2 billion watched its show-stopping performance at the royal wedding. The performance went straight to the top of the Billboard charts, and the choir’s first full-length album, “Stand By Me,” is now available.
The choir has appeared on U.K. and American television shows, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” and, most recently, NBC’s “Today” show. Gibson is a highly acclaimed choir conductor and workshop leader who has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for more than 30 years, leading gospel workshops around the globe. Gibson has also offered workshops for aspiring gospel conductors and trained future leaders in the art of singing and leading gospel music.
This performance is supported in part by gifts from Larry and Lindsey Bowman, Deborah L. Brown, and Ed and Melinda Talley.
During their visit to Blacksburg, members of The Kingdom Choir will provide critique and vocal coaching to students in the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers.
Tickets are $20-45 for general public and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.
While Virginia Tech students can always attend any Moss Arts Center performance for only $10, the center also offers free last-minute rush tickets for students who sign up for text notifications. To receive these notifications, text “arts” to 31996. Availability of rush tickets varies by performance and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in the box office. Virginia Tech ID will be required for admission.
Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Limited street parking is also available. Parking on Alumni Mall is free on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
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