Two of Notre Dame’s students performed at the Coronation Concert on Sunday May 7, as part of Leeds youth choir Reggae Roots: upper sixth Godwin Baddoo and lower sixth Blessing Amponsah.
Reggae Roots was selected to perform for King Charles as part of the Coronation Choir, a key part of the Coronation Concert, staged on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle and featuring stars including Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
As an article in the Yorkshire Times states, “The Coronation Choir brought together singers from across the UK, including refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs. Reggae Roots featured in the BBC’s documentary Sing For The King: The Search for the Coronation Choir – telling the story of how the choir was assembled.
“Reggae Roots provides young people with space outside of school to be creative, perform, and improve their mental health and wellbeing through music. Reggae Roots is supported by two local Leeds charities, the Geraldine Connor Foundation and Music House.”
You can watch the documentary here.
Godwin and Blessing are pictured sitting at the piano above.