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London-based gospel ensemble The Kingdom Choir has canceled its upcoming U.S. tour because of the visa backlog at embassies caused by COVID-19. The group’s performance on Nov. 28 at the UGA Performing Arts Center was the second rescheduling of their Athens appearance due to the pandemic. 

 “We have been looking forward to seeing The Kingdom Choir on the Hodgson Concert Hall stage since we first announced their impending arrival in 2019,” said UGA Performing Arts Center Director Jeffrey Martin. “Unfortunately, current conditions have made their tour impossible, and they will not be able to come to Athens as anticipated. We hope to present them here in a future season, although we don’t currently have plans in place at this time.” 

Patrons with Kingdom Choir tickets may exchange them for another UGA Presents performance, request a full refund, or donate the cost of their tickets to the Performing Arts Center. Ticket holders should contact the box office at (706) 542-4400.


“Their vocal power and ecstatic harmonies make for spine-tingling moments.” – Guardian

Founded in 1994, this London-based gospel choir’s show-stopping performance of “Stand by Me” at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was seen by more than two billion people worldwide and shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts. Under the direction of powerhouse conductor Karen Gibson, the ensemble draws upon Christian gospel and popular music traditions to create a warm, enthusiastic sound that will capture the hearts of people everywhere. The ensemble will perform a holiday program including soulful renditions of traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary music with the choir’s own inspirational versions of holiday favorites.

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Tickets for The Kingdom Choir’s postponed concert on April 28, 2020, and April 23, 2021, will be honored for this performance. Contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office for more information.

Photo: Andrew Whitton

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    Marihope T. and William P. Flatt
    The Trashy Book Club of Athens
    Carlton Bain