Monday’s Coronation Concert will feature Take That, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry as well as an appearance by Brighton’s Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and The Pink Singers, London’s LGBT+ community choir.
20,000 people will attend the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. Chanel 7 Australia will host a delayed telecast at 7.30 pm AEST Monday night.
Other performers include bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, pianist Lang Lang, Andrea Bocelli, Paloma Faith and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
Tom Cruise, Joan Collins, Bear Grylls and Tom Jones will appear in pre-recorded video sketches. They will apparently recite little-known facts about the monarch. (You can bet your tiara there’ll be no mention of Diana.)
Additionally, the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art combine to present a spectacular one-off performance.
The 300-voice Coronation Choir combines chorists from 18 community and amateur choirs in a special ensemble for the Coronation Concert. Concert organisers chose refugee, NHS, LGBTQ+ and deaf-signing choirs for the ensemble after a nationwide search earlier this year.
Sadly, despite exploiting queer musical groups to burnish his progressive credentials, King Charles III has never yet made a single comment on queer issues.
📸 The stage for the #CoronationConcert
New rendered images have been released ahead of the star-studded concert on Sunday 7 May, produced by BBC Studios. Windsor Castle will host the spectacular live concert, with over 100 countries watching from around the world. pic.twitter.com/7Y75WWWeEx
— BBC Studios (@bbcstudios) April 30, 2023
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