THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENTS
The Kingdom Choir
The Opelika Center For The Performing Arts
If you were tuned in watching the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last May 19, 2018, you and about two billion other people worldwide will never forget the riveting performance of Stand By Me, sung by London’s The Kingdom Choir™. Instantly catapulted to international acclaim, The Kingdom Choir is now embarking on its first, sold out, North American tour.
OCTOBER 20, 2019
Karen Gipson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, is a powerhouse of inspiration and energy. Known for the high quality of her work, Karen’s experience is extensive. She has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years, conducting gospel workshops across the UK and Europe as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and the USA. She has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives. Karen has also run workshops for aspiring gospel conductors in the UK, Poland, Norway and Italy.
“…there’s no doubting they are one of the UK’s top choirs. They have a vibrant and soulful sound. Their ability to handle difficult arrangements was highlighted by their rendition of [Purify] … a song with intricate harmonies and arrangements … the choir sang it beautifully to rousing applause.” (The Voice Newspaper) – Marcia Dixon
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).
After wowing the world with their riviting performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle , The Kingdom Choir is now coming to America.
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