The Royal Wedding 2018 …. “👑🇬🇧 The Kingdom Choir …. ‘Stand By Me’ …. 🇬🇧👑…. “!!


~~June 1, 2018~~ 


I was away from home on May 19, 2018.

I missed watching the royal wedding in real time.

My personal tradition has been to get up early and watch every bit of it.

I do have it recorded.

I’ve been catching up!

Here’s the surprising performance of this classic song by a UK gospel choir. 



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex, surprised their guests with a gospel choir doing a powerful rendition of “Stand By Me” during the royal wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The song is a significant choice.

First recorded by Ben E. King and released in 1961, it became an anthem for political progress and has been heard at many a black church service.
Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, a London-based gospel choir, performed the song for the couple from the west end of St. George’s Chapel at the castle.



~~United Kingdom Royal Wedding~~

Gospel Choir sings “Stand by Me”

~~Published on May 19, 2018~~

FRANCE 24 English 


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Life’s A Dance

Margaret B. Moss

Royal Wedding preparations

Royal Wedding preparations. File photo dated 24/04/18 of Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir. The royal wedding will feature the uplifting sounds of the gospel choir singing the soul classic Stand By Me and a song popular in African-American churches. Issue date: Saturday May 19, 2018. St George’s Chapel’s lofty heights normally reverberate to traditional choral music but the Kingdom Choir, directed by its founder Karen Gibson, is expected to put on an inspirational performance. See PA story ROYAL Wedding Music. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire URN:36578606


To start the day … “Stand By You/Stand By Me MASHUP” …. !!


~~January 23, 2016~~ 


Samuel “Sam” Tsui (born May 2, 1989) is an American singer/songwriter & video producer. He rose to fame as an internet celebrity and is known for covering songs by popular artists like Adele, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, as well as some original songs, medleys, and mashups, along with his frequent collaborations with fellow YouTuber Kurt Hugo Schneider.

As of August 31, 2015, Tsui had reached 2.1 million subscribers.

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Casey Breves performs across the United States, Europe, and Asia as both a pop and classical vocalist. Born and raised in New York, he sang with the GRAMMY Award‐winning male vocal ensemble Chanticleer for three seasons (2010-­‐2013) immediately after graduating from Yale University, where he was a member of Schola Cantorum, the Duke’s Men of Yale and the Whiffenpoofs.

He most recently has been recording and producing originals and covers of pop music, and releasing videos on YouTube.

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~~Stand By You/Stand By Me MASHUP~~

~~Published on Jan 19, 2016~~

It was almost exactly one year ago that I posted my first mashup with the talented Casey Breves, and we had no idea how much you guys would like it – so to celebrate, created a new mashup for you all to enjoy!

Took Rachel Platten‘s new single “Stand By You” and combined it with one of my favorite songs, Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”, and this was the result – a huge thanks to Jason and Joel for helping us out!




JASON PITTS (guitar)

JOEL MANDUKE (percussion)


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day …. “Stand by Me”!!


~~March 4, 2015~~ 

In this day and age, where technology is in every aspect of our lives, the possibility of feeling alone while in a group, is very likely. 

We always need someone to stand by us. 


“Stand By Me”

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall

All the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh won’t you stand now, stand
Stand by me



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~~Stand By Me~~

Playing For Change – Song Around the World

~~Uploaded on Nov 6, 2008~~

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.

Join the movement here:….

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music“, comes “Stand By Me“, the first of many Songs Around The World produced by Playing For Change. This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels.

This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.


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We ALL are ONE!! 


At the end of the day …. UNITED!!

~~May 22, 2014~~ 

Playing for Change is a multimedia music project, created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson with his Timeless Media Group, that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Playing For Change also created a separate non-profit organization called the Playing For Change Foundation, which builds music schools for children around the world.


Playing For Change was born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to hit the streets of America with a mobile recording studio and cameras in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the people. Producers Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including New OrleansBarcelonaSouth AfricaIndiaNepal, the Middle East and Ireland.

Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are Vusi MahlaselaLouis MhlangaClarence BekkerTal Ben Ari (Tula)BonoKeb’ Mo’David BrozaManu Chao and Grandpa Elliott. This musical journey resulted in the award-winning documentary, “A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.”


In 2005, Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley (now deceased) singing “Stand By Me.” Roger had so much soul and conviction in his voice, and Mark approached him about performing “Stand By Me” as a Song Around The World. Roger agreed, and when Mark returned with recording equipment and cameras he asked Roger, “With a voice like yours, why are you singing on the streets?” Roger replied, “Man I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people.”

Ever since that day, the Playing For Change crew has traveled the world recording and filming musicians, creating Songs Around The World, and building a global family.

Creating Songs Around The World inspired the PFC crew to unite many of the greatest musicians they met throughout their journey through the creation of the Playing For Change Band. These musicians come from many different countries and cultures, but through music they speak the same language.

The PFC Band is now touring the world and spreading the message of love and hope to audiences everywhere.

The true measure of any movement is what it gives back to the people. The founders of Playing For Change therefore created the Playing For Change Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world, and creating hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.


Lyrics (English)

(Choruses and Verses separated) CHORUSES: 1st I wanna see the world United and learn to live as one I wanna see the world United and learn to live as one I wanna see the world United and learn to live as one I wanna see the world United and learn to live as one

2nd & 3rd We have to bring the world together And learn to live as one We have to bring the world together And learn to live as one

4th & 5th We have to bring the world together We have to live as one We have to bring the world together We shall overcome

6th We have to live as one


Lingala Verse This is the answer for the people Who lost their loved ones from war. This is the answer for the people Who lost their loved ones from hunger.

Spanish Verse The moment is what counts Live smiling until the end But happy days will come That nobody can believe

Hebrew Verse It´s time to say, We are all one heart This song is of all of us So let´s sing it together in one big voice.

Arabic Verse Lord of peace….give us/bring us/gift us with peace


~~United – Playing For Change~~

~~Published on Sep 2, 2013~~

We ALL are ONE!!