Choral Scholar interviewed on Songs of Praise

Peter Oakley in the BBC interview

Choral Scholar Peter Oakley was interviewed on BBC2's Songs of Praise yesterday.

Peter spoke about the 'amazing turn of fate' that led him to become part of the Choir. He described how when he was 13 he had a dream that he was singing in a long, candle-lit building. It was only when he came to audition here six years later that he realised the building in his dream was King's College Chapel.

Peter also spoke about the 'very special' experience of singing in the Choir, and the busy recording and rehearsal schedule. At the time of the interview, he was rehearsing for the TV recording of Easter at King's.

You can still see this episode of Songs of Praise on the BBC iPlayer for the next six days (the interview with Peter starts at 26:20). It looks back on previous winners of the School Choir of the Year competition, and what some of the choir members are doing now. Peter was in the choir of King's College, Taunton, when it won the competition in 2007.

The programme also includes footage of former Choral Scholar Matthew Sandy singing a solo for the choir of Blue Coat School, Coventry, who won in 2008. His solo starts at 06:14.

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13 February 2012