Choral Scholar sings for the Pope

Matthew Sandy

A Choral Scholar from King's sang for Pope Benedict XVI yesterday. Matthew Sandy sang in front of 50,000 people at the Beatification Mass of John Henry Newman. He led the singing of Psalm 112 ('Praise the Lord/Blessed is the man who fears the Lord') at the open air Mass in Cofton Park, Birmingham.

It was the last Mass in the Pope's four-day tour of the UK, but you can still watch the proceedings on the BBC iPlayer until 26 September. Matthew appears on stage an hour and 29 minutes into the programme.

You can also read an interview with Matthew and watch the video of him singing at the Papal Mass on the BBC Cambridgeshire website.

The event marks another honour for Matthew, who earlier in the year won the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize for singing (see the previous news story).

If you would like to become a Choral Scholar at King's see the Choral Scholarships page.

20 September 2010