"I am honoured to join the Commonwealth virtual choir"
Sonam Kapoor will participate in King Charles III’s Coronation Concert.
The coronation will take place on May 6, 2023, while the concert will happen the following day.
It will be held on the grounds of Windsor Castle in front of a crowd of 20,000 members.
The concert will include performances and appearances from film and music stars.
Among them is Sonam Kapoor, who will appear on stage to deliver a spoken word performance to introduce Steve Winwood and the exclusive Commonwealth virtual choir.
Sonam lives in London with her husband Anand Ahuja and their son Vayu.
Speaking about the occasion, Sonam said:
“I am honoured to join the Commonwealth virtual choir for this ceremony, celebrating His Majesty’s love for music and art.
“It’s a momentous occasion that signifies a commitment to a positive, inclusive, and optimistic future for the United Kingdom, with the Choir’s music paying tribute to the royal legacy and promoting unity, peace, and joy.”
Sonam Kapoor will join the likes of Tom Cruise, Lionel Richie and Dame Joan Collins.
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville will host the proceedings, which are being produced by BBC Studios.
Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, said:
“I’m delighted that even more world-class names have joined the line-up for the Coronation Concert, broadcast live across the BBC.
“Against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle, it’s going to be a jam-packed evening of memorable moments, that Their Majesties and everyone in the UK can enjoy!”
Buckingham Palace’s release said:
“The Service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
“As previously announced, the Service will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.”
While this will be Sonam Kapoor’s first royal appearance, Tom Cruise was a guest at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
Winnie the Pooh will also be a guest at the concert and previously, the character was invited to a children’s garden party at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th anniversary in 2006.
Nicole Scherzinger – who took part in a pageant in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 – will also be a part of the concert.
She said: “I am incredibly honoured to be a part of such a historic event.
“The UK has been my home away from home for many years now, so this means so much to me to be lending my voice through the gift of song.
“The piece I will be singing is such a powerful, moving song.
“And to be sharing the stage with Lang Lang will be a dream come true; a once-in-a-lifetime performance.”