|Britain, The Royals, The Kingdom Choir, Huron Waves…
That reference to the BBC prompts me to keep a focus on Britain for a moment (…forgive the leap, please). One might wonder how the controversies arising from Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duke & Duchess of Sussex could even remotely touch us at Huron Waves. But they do, because of our interest in The Kingdom Choir. It seems that the Choir’s founder/conductor, Karen Gibson, has come to the defence of Prince Charles, whom many see as the source of the racial comments about the Sussexes’ child, Archie. Ms. Gibson says that the heir to the throne has been a long-time supporter of her ensemble; in fact, it’s been reported that it was Prince Charles who personally suggested The Kingdom Choir for the royal wedding.
The rest, of course, is history because around the world – with two billion people watching their performance of Stand By Me – calls mounted for the singers to tour in live performances.
Our turn to enjoy these amazing choristers at Huron Waves is hopefully just a year away when The Kingdom Choir’s North American tour, cancelled in 2020 because of the Covid-19 epidemic, is to be rescheduled for May, 2022. Fingers crossed!