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Brentwood choir boy Harry sings for Queen
7:20am Thursday 14th June 2012 in News
A BRENTWOOD choir boy was one of only 40 youngsters to sing for the Queen at a special Diamond Jubilee church service.
As the celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne reached a final crescendo, Harry John, 13, took his place at St Paul’s Cathedral, in London, as a member of the Diamond Choir.
The thanksgiving service was held in the monarch’s honour on June 5 and was attended by senior members of the royal family, politicians and dignitaries, as well as being screened around the world to an audience of millions.
Harry, a member of the Brentwood Cathedral Choir and a pupil at Brentwood School, was chosen from more than 400 choristers who auditioned at 18 cathedrals around the country.
The Diamond Choir performed Call of Wisdom - a new piece written especially for the service by British composer Will Todd.
Harry said: “Singing for the Queen was an unforgettable experience. I was quite nervous before we started singing, but I got wrapped in the music once it started.
“We all really liked the piece of music and wanted to do it justice, as well as do a great performance for Her Majesty.
“I am happy that it all went so well but sad that it is all over already.”