School choir sings for Upstairs Downstairs

A GROUP of schoolgirlds have been invited to record a song for BBC1 drama Upstairs Downstairs.

Students from Queenswood School in Brookmans Park have recorded a version of Carl Davis’ I Vow to Thee, My Country for the latest series of the show.

The recording was made at Angel Studios in North London – where the likes of Eric Clapton, Labrinth and Emile Sande have previously laid down tracks.

The school was asked to perform by Jenny O’Grady of singing group Metro Voices, following a recommendation by singer Jacqueline Barron.

The 12 girls, aged 11 to 18, were directed by Carl Davis himself, along with Queenswood’s director of music, Jonathan Dobson.


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Queenswood’s head girl Lauren Bold said: “Being given the opportunity to sing in the world-famous Angel recording studios for the soundtrack of an episode of Upstairs Downstairs was a truly memorable experience for all 12 girls involved.

“We experimented with blending our voices to achieve a pure and innocent tone to the sound quality, before recording several takes of the final version of the arrangement.

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“Being conducted by the legendary Carl Davis made the evening even more exclusive, rendering the singers grateful for such an unforgettable and awe-inspiring experience.”

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