Students from Trinity delighted television audiences as they opened the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day.
The internationally acclaimed Trinity Boys’ Choir featured in the show’s opening number, performing alongside the professional dancers and Christmas cast for 2017.
The Choir spent an afternoon in Spitalfields and a morning at Elstree Studios recording the show, watched on Christmas Day by 6.5million people. Singing a melody of Christmas songs as the dancers took to the floor, including Carol of the Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas, it was a spectacular opening.
David Swinson, Head of Music at Trinity at Director of The Trinity Boys’ Choir, said: “When we got the call inviting us to take part in the show I had no hesitation in saying yes. It’s such a great opportunity for the boys to experience working in that environment and being a part of a show that’s so popular with television audiences”.
Aman de Silva, a student at Trinity and part of the Trinity Boys’ Choir, said: “This was a brilliant project to work on because we had the chance to meet the professional dancers and some of the celebrities. It was great fun. The music was exciting and it was very fun to watch the performance on Christmas Day!”