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.

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.”