Royal Wedding Caribbean and Guyanese Connections

Royal Wedding Caribbean and Guyanese Connections

Here are the connections:

Conductor of choir at Royal wedding is of Guyanese parentage

Etched among the outstanding moments of the Royal wedding joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was the performance of The Kingdom Choir, which sang a rendition of the Ben E King classic “Stand by Me”, led by conductor Karen Gibson.

Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, born to Guyanese parents in the UK in 1963, was, according to news site News Americas, one of two musicians of Caribbean roots hired to perform at the historical event. The other musician was 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose father is of Antiguan and Barbudan heritage.   READ MORE

‘Stand by Me’ performed by Karen Gibson (of Guyanese parentage)   and The Kingdom Choir – The Royal Wedding – BBC

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Royal wedding cellist: Teenaged musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason (of Antiguan parentage) wows guests

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Jamaican-Born Reverend Offers Prayers at Royal Wedding

The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, an Anglican priest originally from Montego Bay, is Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 79th Chaplain appointed to the House of Commons in the United Kingdom, She is the first person of Caribbean descent to hold that position, and she is the first woman to serve in this role in more than 350 years. And now she has had a role in the historic wedding of Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne, to American actress Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Read more: http://jamaicans.com/jamaican-born-reverend-offers-prayers-royal-wedding/

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  • Clyde Duncan  On May 24, 2018 at 10:31 am

    All-ya Remember the Front Room? Off Limits to Children … then we would get inside and break an ornament – and Durafix and Licks would fix them back up ..?
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  • Clyde Duncan  On May 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 28, 2018 at 2:39 pm

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