They shot to fame after performing a beautiful rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year, and now the same choir has stunned crowds at the Invictus Games closing ceremony.
The Kingdom Choir performed an incredible montage of three very well known songs on stage in front of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, all of the inspiring athletes, and thousands of spectators.
While it was rumoured this week that the singing group would take on John Farnham’s classic ‘You’re The Voice’, they ended up recreating Adele’s ‘Make You Fell My Love’, Labi Siffre’s ‘Something Inside So Strong’ and Kirk Franklin’s ‘Gonna Be a Lovely Day’.
While the first two songs mainly began with powerful solos, the whole choir brought the house down as they joined together for an energetic performance during the last song – remaining pitch-perfect throughout.
Viewers rushed to praise the amazing performance with one writing on Twitter: “The choir singing at the closing ceremony of the invictus games are INCREDIBLE holy f***.”
Another added: “@InvictusSydney I have just watched the best live television program all year (2018): the closing of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. WOW! Superb! The Kingdom Choir stole the show! HRH Prince Harry’s speech blew my mind. THANK YOU INVICTUS GAMES WOUNDED WARRIORS ATHLETES LOVEU!”
And one wrote: “Brilliant joyful choir. I’m dancing in my pyjamas #Invictus.”
The choir themselves took to the social media site shortly after to thank the Invictus Games for inviting them along, sharing a video of them backstage and writing: “Such an honour to perform at the closing ceremony of the @WeAreInvictus games @InvictusSydney #IG2018 Thank you for having us!”
It comes after the Kingdom Choir were hand-picked by the royal couple themselves to entertain the congregation with a stunning rendition of hit song ‘Stand By Me’ during their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19.
They have since been signed up by major record label Sony.
“The responses, just the recognition down the road, people saying thank you and how proud they were. Just amazing,” Karen Gibson, who directs the choir, previously told the BBC.
“And then all these offers, Sony. I really don’t know how to say the honour was massive. There are no words. A record deal is one thing, but to bring a message of love, peace, joy and hope – that’s what we want to do. I think the world needs it.”
The Kingdom Choir were formed in 1994 by Gibson and their performance at the royal wedding, which was watched by almost 2 billion people around the world, also topped the US charts following the live television stream from Windsor.
Made up of 30 singers, the choir will now head into the studio to record their debut album which has been scheduled for release on November 2. The record will include their arrangement of the Ben E King classic that they performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.