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“Stand By Me”: Royal Wedding Choir Comes To Westport

You — and the world — watched in awe as the Kingdom Choir sang “Stand By Me” at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

They’ll sing it again, next month.

In Westport.

The British gospel group — whose stirring rendition of the Ben E. King classic led to a record deal with Sony — comes to Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 2 (5 p.m.).

They’re on their first-ever North American tour. But mostly — since arriving in September — they’re playing big venues, like Hollywood Bowl.

They’ve booked only 2 intimate church venues. One was in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The other is Westport.

Christ & Holy Trinity director of music Michael Burnette is very excited. He replied “yes!” the moment he got an email from a booking agent, asking about interest.

The Kingdom Choir will sing a mixture of gospel, spiritual and pop tunes, Burdette says. They provide “a message of hope, and a brighter tomorrow.”

The choir’s debut CD is called “Stand By Me: 15 Songs of Love, Hope and Inspiration.”

In 2018, they inspired the royal couple, and the world.

Soon, they’ll do the same on Church Lane.

(Tickets are $65 for preferred seating, $50 for general adult, $15 for children 18 and under, and $115 for a family ticket. To order or for more information, click here or call 203-227-0827.)

Jane Green Covers The Royals

I swore I wasn’t going to write anything more about the royal wedding.

But, like birthers who can’t help themselves — the obstetrician is dead, so there’s no way to verify he actually signed the form! — I find myself drawn to tomorrow’s frippery.

At least there’s a Westport hook.

Jane Green

Jane  Green — the British born, best-selling author/co-founder of the “chick-lit” genre who now lives here with husband Ian Warburg and their blended family of 6 kids — has turned her long-time royal-watching into a paying gig.

Her latest book — and 1st non-fiction venture — is A Modern Fairy Tale:  William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love.

In keeping with the “modern” theme, it’s actually an e-book — ABC News’ 1st.  It blends video, still images, and interactive timelines and maps with Green’s text.

Download it on your iPad.  Or click here to find out more about it.

And now I promise — pinky swear! — not to write one more word about William, Kate, or any king, queen, prince, princess or other royal family member.

Until I see a birth certificate, and am convinced they are actual human beings.

I Got Invited To The Royal Wedding!

Actually, so did everyone in Westport.

To celebrate the royal nuptials next Friday — be still, my heart!  — the Friends of Westport Library is sponsoring an “Elevenses Celebration,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The wedding festivities start at 4 a.m. EDT.  However — budgets and priorities being what they are — the library will not open early.

Still — starting at 9 — breathless Westporters can watch a re-broadcast of this earth-shattering event.

At the stroke of 11 a.m. there’s the actual “Elevenses,” which the library calls “a typical British tradition, with tea, scones, clotted cream and jam.”


Of course — this being a very proper affair, and all — RSVPs are required.  It’s free, but please do Maxine Bleiweis the honour of clicking here.