In a choir? You could be part of the King’s coronation!
Are you part of a choir or singing group? You could be in with the chance of performing at the King’s coronation…
BBC Studios have put out a call-out for choirs across the country to come together to be part of the Coronation Choir. Whether you’re part of a duet or ensemble, amateur or professional, gospel or jazz – the BBC are looking for anyone and everyone.
Applications are now open.
The Coronation Service will take place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, with the special Coronation Concert taking place at Windsor Castle the next day on Sunday 7 May.
The Coronation Concert will ‘bring global music icons and contemporary stars together in celebration of the historic occasion’.
The star line-up for the concert is yet to be announced, but it’s expected to feature some of the world’s biggest entertainers and performers from stage and screen.
Alongside the stars of the concert will be a performance from the Coronation Choir.
‘This diverse group will be created from the nation’s keenest community choirs and amateur singers from across the United Kingdom, such as Refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs.’
As well as the performance, a documentary will be made exploring the formation of the Coronation Choir, and ‘will tell the stories of the people representing the many faces and voices of the country.’
The Coronation Concert will be produced by BBC Studios, broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.
The King recently visited York in November 2022, to unveil the statue of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on the West Front of York Minster.
For more information and to register your interest, fill out the application form here or email [email protected].