Choristers perform at Buckingham Palace
The King's Choristers were invited to sing at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 5 May as part of a special event in support of music charity Future Talent. The boys travelled to London to perform one of Charles Stanford's biblical songs, as well as a sung grace composed by one of the Choristers.
The grace, a setting of the text 'Oculi omnium', was performed at the event's dinner, and was the winning entry in a composition competition opened to Choristers and Probationers at King's. Judged by distinguished former Chorister Bob Chilcott, the competition was won by Sam, a 10-year-old Probationer, beating a number of excellent submissions from more experienced young composers.
Future Talent, co-founded by Nicholas Robinson, Headmaster of King's College School, is a UK charity that gives guidance and financial support to young musicians. The event also included performances by Future Talent musicians, who have benefited from the charity's support.
Photos by Alex Harvey-Brown