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University of Portsmouth Gospel Choir invited to perform to the Queen

​The University of Portsmouth Gospel Choir will be performing at the Royal Commonwealth Service on Monday the 12th of March, tune in on BBC One from 2:45pm

The University of Portsmouth Gospel Choir will be performing to the Queen at the Royal Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey on Monday the 12th of March.

Among the Queen, the choir will also be performing in front of the British Prime Minister, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Commonwealth dignitaries.

The service will be broadcast live on BBC One from 2:45pm and the choir would love for students and staff to tune in and show their support.

The group will perform Bridge Over Troubled Water, confirmed by the Queen herself.

Band Coordinator, Omolade Taiwo, aged 20, said: “We are really honoured. It’s amazing and surreal definitely.

“It’s all God. We’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve this, we’re just a university gospel choir. Genuinely we sing, we have fun, put videos online and then we got an opportunity like this.”

When the group were told the news they said there was lots of screaming and people ‘falling to the floor’.  

Last year the group were semi-finalists in BBC One’s Pitch Battle. They described the support from the Portsmouth community as ‘incredible’ and said they ‘couldn’t have asked for anything more’.

Choir member Lizette Ampofo, 22, said: “We’ve performed at local school assemblies in the past and it’s really nice to have that connection with the community.

“We’re so proud of being a Portsmouth choir and it’s so nice to have a connection with the local community too.”


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