King William’s College and The Buchan School ‘Sing for the King’ to mark his Majesty the King’s Coronation

King William’s College and The Buchan School are uniting together with members of the community to record the new choral piece, “The Mountains Shall Bring Peace”, to mark His Majesty the King’s Coronation.

‘Sing for the King’ is an open invitation for all choirs to join in song to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, acclaimed singer and composer, has been commissioned by the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) to compose the new coronation anthem for this project.

We have invited members of the Isle of Man community to join together to record this uplifting anthem, with their voices soaring high in The Chapel of St Thomas at King William’s College, along with the King William’s College Chapel Choir. This will be a unique opportunity for the students and community to mark such an historic occasion, joining the global celebrations.

Ahead of the Coronation on Saturday 6th May, the recording will take place on Tuesday 2nd May at 6pm in the Chapel of St Thomas, with a full rehearsal before at 5.30pm.

King William’s College’s Director of Music, Steve Daykin, said:

“As the only choir registered to perform this piece on the Isle of Man, we are delighted to have the opportunity to record this work. Singing is an integral part of life at King William’s College and The Buchan School and it seems very fitting to mark the occasion in such a way.”

More information about the ‘Sing for the King’ invitation and the anthem “Mountains Shall Bring Peace” can be found on the RSCM’s website or please contact

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