The Mount Sion Choir from Waterford have had a couple of days to remember in London.
The boys were in the City to record a charity single when one of them spotted a member of the Kingdom Choir who performed at the Royal
wedding of Megan and Harry.
Their teacher Colette Kearney told WLR that there was great excitement: “We went over to London on Monday and we recorded our single with Don Mescall. It’s going to be for the Solas Centre, CanCare4Living and CanTeen. Just as we left the Metropolis Studios Jireh, one of the pupils, recognised Karen Gibson from the Kingdom Choir and asked her to meet the choir.
Jireh said it was a brilliant experience to sing with the Choir. “I saw her and I just froze. I told one of the boys ‘look, look, that’s the woman from the Royal Wedding’. She asked where we were from and if there were more of us.” He said she came back a little while later with the whole choir “all of them started walking towards us and we were shell shocked.”
And here’s the result of the collaboration.
PLEASE LIKE, TAG AND SHARE THIS WITH SOMEONE WHO LOVES MUSIC 🤩❤👋🎶🎶🎶🎵🎵Something remarkable happened to the choir while they were in London. In the weeks leading up to our trip, we decided to work on Stand By Me. It's a beautiful song and we especially loved the version performed by the Kingdom Choir at Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel's wedding. Just as we were about to leave Metropolis Studio, Jireh spotted Karen Gibson(director of the Kingdom Choir). Of course, he went straight up to Karen and asked her to come outside to meet the choir. She came out and chatted for a few minutes, listened to the story of how the choir ended up in London to record a charity single with Don Mescall for the Solas Cancer Support Centre, @CanTeen and CanCare4living Karen said "Give me five minutes, I want to speak to you properly"Karen arrived back with the entire Kingdom Choir. What happened next was magical. The two choirs, Mount Sion Choir and the Kingdom Choir, sang together on the steps of Metropolis Studios. A group of strangers who were linked by a love of music and an understanding of each others lives. We shared stories, laughter and tears. It was a life changing experience for our pupils. Our choir motto is MUSIC IS JOYFUL, INCLUSIVE AND COLOUR BLIND. We feel this video represents that and we want to thank The Kingdom Choir for taking the time to sing and share their story with us❤❤🎵🎵🎶🎶🎶The National Lottery Creative Waterford
Posted by Mount Sion CBS Secondary School on Thursday, September 27, 2018