Pop group Take That and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will also take part in Prince Charles’ Coronation Concert
After much speculation, singers Katy Perry and Lionel Richie were announced to headline Prince Charles’ coronation concert this coming May 7, 2023.
English pop group Take That will also be joining them at the grounds of Windsor Castle a day after the official coronation ceremony.
The concert will also feature international opera star Andrea Bocelli dueting with Grammy-winner Bryn Terfel as well as singer-songwriter Freya Ridings performing alongside classical composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench.
These acts will sing in front of 20,000 people, with millions more expected to tune in from home.
Diverse performers at Prince Charles’ Coronation Concert
In addition to the famous faces, a diverse group known as The Coronation Choir, composed of community choirs and amateur singers from across the UK, will also perform.
“To share the stage with the other performers at The Coronation Concert is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it will be an honor and a celebration,” Richie says in a statement released to BBC.
Well-known locations across the country will also be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays, and illuminations as the centerpiece of the concert.
“The concert will celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history, with themes of love, respect, and optimism, celebrating the four nations, their communities, and the Commonwealth,” BBC says in a statement.
Spoken word and dance performances will also feature in the lineup.
The concert will form part of the three days of celebrations held across the country in which the public will be invited to participate.
It was recently confirmed that Prince Harry would attend his father’s coronation but his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will remain in the United States with the couple’s children. This announcement came right on the heels of widespread speculation about whether the Sussexes would travel to the United Kingdom for the event.
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