Sandra Godley Launches Royal Wedding Choir ‘Gosp-Ability’

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Sandra Godley is celebrating after the successful launch of her choir project, ‘Gosp-Ability’, which aims to give people who have faced mental anxiety or physical disabilities a chance to perform ahead of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding on May 19.

Inspired by Prince Harry’s work with Invictus Games – the sports foundation he founded in 2013 to support wounded, injured and sick Service men and women – Sandra, supported by Coventry City of Culture 2021 and in partnership with mental health charities, launched ‘Gosp-Ability’ in December 2017 live on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

prince harry at invictus games
Prince Harry at Invictus Games

About the launch Sandra said,

I had no idea how much this is going to mean to so many people. One stand-out moment for me was listening to people just having a go at singing in the Cathedral Nave, all of them with their own story to tell of how they’ve overcome some of life’s harshest challenges.
Another moment that will stick with me; when a young disabled man was given the opportunity to sing on stage. He could only walk with great difficulty; his loving mum had to help him all the way to the microphone. He looked up, composed himself and summoned up the courage to start singing. He pierced the atmosphere with a song that left us all speechless. It was just electric – magnificent – for a lot of people, it brought a tear to their eyes. It was like an X-Factor moment!

Final auditions for the choir are to take place at the end of March at Coventry Cathedral and Sandra is hoping to enlist between 15 and 20 singers from across the UK.

Once the choir members are chosen, the ‘Gosp-Ability’ choir will perform on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’ ahead of the Royal wedding at Windsor Guildhall. BBC Songs of Praise will also feature the choir.

Chaplain to the Queen, Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Chaplain to the Queen, Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Supporter of ‘Gosp-Ability’, Chaplain to the Queen – Rose Hudson-Wilkin said,

How exciting! It would be such a memorable experience for the [Royal] couple and the world looking on. It would be bringing together people and places as part of their special moment of joy (i.e. people with challenges who do not give up).

For more info about Sandra’s ‘Gosp-Ability’ visit

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