For Immediate Release
October 10, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512, ext. 1002
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 the LPCA, 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.
The LPCA is very grateful to Beier & Associates for their generous support of this program.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.