Trinity Boys Choir sing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody celebrating 40 years anniversary.
It is 40 years since the release of Bohemian Rhapsody. Along with the Royal Academy of Music and the English National Ballet, Trinity Boys Choir of Trinity School (in Croydon) was invited by Queen to record and film a new arrangement of the band’s iconic song. Their three interpretations of the rock classic feature in an online tribute celebrating the 40th anniversary of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody becoming their first ever number one single and the 1975 UK Christmas number one.
Conducted by Trinity’s Music Director David Swinson, just under 40 members of Trinity Boys Choir spent an afternoon recording Bohemian Rhapsody to produce their startling version of Queen’s rock anthem.
David Swinson commented afterwards: “It’s been an absolute privilege to take part in the anniversary celebrations of this wonderful song. The boys really loved working on Bohemian Rhapsody which worked its magic on them 40 years on.”
Headmaster Mark Bishop said: “It is not often that one sees a boys’ choir, all decked out in their finest choir robes, singing ‘Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the Fandango?’. This was a marvellous project for Trinity Boys Choir who were about to set off for a three-week tour of Japan.”
Asked if he knew the song, 14-year old pupil Daniel Williams (Year 10) said: “I know Bohemian Rhapsody quite well because it’s my mum’s favourite song! It’s been really great fun to sing.”
The full recording of Bohemian Rhapsody by Trinity Boys Choir was released over the Christmas period and is posted, alongside the other two interpretations and a documentary, on the official Queen Youtube site (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=babpG1rj4LY) where it has attracted over 85,000 views so far.
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