Boys’ choir gets chance to sing at 10 Downing Street

WEEKS after being hailed one of the best choirs in the UK, members of Warwickshire County Boys’ Choir entertained MPs at the Prime Minister’s office.

After performing in the final of the BBC Choir of the Year contest, 30 boys from the group sang at Westminster Cathedral and were invited by MPs Chris White, who represents Warwick and Leamington, and Marcus Jones of Nuneaton, to tour Parliament.

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright helped the party of young singers gain access to the building.

The youngsters sang Silent Night at St Mary Undercroft, before being whisked off on a surprise trip to Prime Minister David Cameron’s office at Number 10 Downing Street, where they performed carols for politicians and Mr Cameron’s staff.

Eleven-year-old choir member Sam Tugwood, of Warwick, said afterwards: “I sang a solo right in front of the Prime Minister’s front door which is not something I’m likely to forget.”

Tim Dowden, nine, also from Warwick, added: “I had a great day – it was so exciting visiting places that people can’t normally go and singing on Downing Street.”

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