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Kids choir perform in Trafalgar Square church vigil
AN AWARD-winning children’s choir from Crewe performed an Olympic peace hymn at London’s iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square.
The Rainbow Peace Choir of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School performed their specially-commissioned song, One Hundred Days, written by Choirleader Matthew Plant, for participants including the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Westminster.
They sang alongside a former BBC school choir of the year, and the choral scholars of St Martin’s, at the end of a vigil to mark the start of one hundred days of Olympic truce, which is being celebrated by churches across London.
The singers of St Mary’s delivered the gig just days after performing during the Olympic torch relay in Crewe, and at the Mayor of Crewe’s Jubilee street party.
Earlier this year the choir scooped the winners’ and best newcomers’ trophies in their section of the Rotary International Youth Sings competition.
Mr Plant said: “This really was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our children. To sing in such an amazing place, for such an amazing audience, for such an amazing occasion – our kids will be telling their grandchildren about it in years to come.”