Croydon school choir helps to make a Fantastic soundtrack

A school choir based in Shirley has provided their vocal skills for the soundtrack to  Fantastic Beasts, the latest movie based on the work of JK Rowling.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is accompanied through his latest movie by the sound of the Trinity School choir

Eddie Redmayne is accompanied through his latest movie by the sound of the Trinity School choir

Opening in cinemas last weekend, the new box office hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features singers from Trinity School.

With a screenplay written by Rowling, based on her book of the same name, and directed by David Yates, the film has a star-studded cast including Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterson. The score was composed by James Newton Howard, who invited the Trinity Boys’ Choir to be a part of the film.

The boys had to keep their involvement top secret until its worldwide release.

Trinity Boys’ Choir has been performing professionally around the world for almost 50 years. The choir frequently performs at the BBC Proms and alongside the world’s top orchestras. The choir can be heard on the soundtracks of numerous feature films including Maleficent, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I and Part 2, San Andreas and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken.

Trinity Boys’ Choir at Air Studios pictured with James Newton Howard, having just finished the Fantastic Beasts recording session

Trinity Boys’ Choir at Air Studios pictured with James Newton Howard, having just finished the Fantastic Beasts recording session

“There’s a massive educational value to taking part in film recordings such as this,” said David Swinson, Trinity’s director of music, “it’s a three-hour recording session, where the boys really have to concentrate and focus.

“They are taking part in a professional, grown-up world and it was a brilliant learning experience for them.”


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