US Tour Brings The Kingdom Choir to the LPCA
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to present The Kingdom Choir and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir on Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm. The concert, originally scheduled at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, NY has been moved to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY. Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Following their show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding in May 2018, London’s The Kingdom Choir will bring their infectious joy and inspiration across the Atlantic for a major North American tour this fall. 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 in November 2018 they released their first full length album worldwide on Sony Music.
The group is led by Karen Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader. 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. 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.
The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir will open the performance at St. Bernard’s, bringing their own fusion of traditional and contemporary gospel styles. The choir is made up of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members, and actively performs throughout the region and beyond. Their travels have taken them to Burlington, Albany, Memphis, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Tokyo, St. Maarten and Trinidad, among other concert destinations. Organized in 1991 by students, part of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir’s mission is to expose both SUNY Plattsburgh and the North Country to the gospel genre.