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Following their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, London’s THE KINGDOM CHOIR will bring their infectious joy and inspiration across the Atlantic for a major North American tour in Autumn 2019. Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The Choir’s rendition of “Stand By Me” went straight to the top of the Billboard charts, and last November they released their first full-length album worldwide on Sony Music. Their success at the royal wedding has already seen them on several U.K. and American television appearances, including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.

Karen Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, is a powerhouse of inspiration and energy, known for the high quality of her work. She has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years, conducting gospel workshops across the U.K. and Europe, as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and the U.S. With her extensive experience, 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 U.K., Poland, Norway, and Italy.

Karen currently works in schools across London, teaching singing, and training future leaders. Karen has recently founded her own community gospel choir, Gospel on The Rise, in the heart of Clapham Junction, London.