Vocal Fusion to Perform at BBC's Coronation Concert.
The Vocal Fusion Youth Choir from Bunbury in Western Australia has been selected as the only Australian choir to participate in the BBC's Coronation Concert, celebrating the official coronation of King Charles III. The choir has recorded a version of Steve Winwood's 1980s classic, "Higher Love," which will be played as part of a Commonwealth Choir. Vocal Fusion's musical director, Danielle Bond, expressed the children's excitement at the opportunity to perform for the King and to go down in history.
The performance was filmed at a Bunbury beach, providing a background of where they are in Australia. The children only had a few weeks to rehearse before the final recording, but they were determined to make the most of the opportunity. Vocal Fusion has a history of performing for royalty, having been the only Western Australian choir selected to sing at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year.
Ms Bond explained that the choir is non-audition and attracts children from all backgrounds and walks of life. She noted that the choir provides a welcoming and supportive environment where everyone can find their tribe. The concert will feature a range of live performances, including Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and opera star Andrea Bocelli.