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Winchester youngster through to Chorister of the Year final
2:43pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A WINCHESTER youngster is hoping to hit all the right notes when he competes in a national competition.
Angus Armstrong, 12, is a quirister at Winchester College and has been selected for the final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition.
Competing against boys from all over the country, he has reached the final of four boys who will battle it out for the title.
Angus will sing at St. Martin in the Fields in London on Monday, October 28, and the programme will be aired by BBC Radio 2.
He said: “It’s really cool that I am in the BBC final. I love singing, so I will just go along and do my best.”
Winchester College has a proven track record in the competition, with three previous winners.
Currently studying at The Pilgrims’ School, Winchester, Angus was formerly a pupil at St. Faith’s School, before being accepted as a quirister at Winchester College.
He is now a joint Head Quirister and rehearses daily with director of chapel music, Malcolm Archer.
Mr Archer said: “Angus is a very musical boy who loves his singing, and this achievement is richly deserved. We will all be there at St. Martin’s on October 28 to support him and cheer him on.”
The boys sing four services each week during term time and continue a 600-year-old tradition of quiristers singing at the college.
Winchester is the only public school in England which maintains its ancient choral foundation, and the boys receive bursary support toward their education.
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