‘God Save the Queen,’ in honour of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee
Sarah Brightman, Alfie Boe, NHS Voices of Care Choir & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Double A-sided single released Friday 27th May by Warner Classics
James Hawkins Music has brought together the NHS Voices of Care choir again from all over the United Kingdom to perform alongside Sarah Brightman and Alfie Boe on this unique record. It’s a beautiful and sensitive rendition of the national anthem in honour of the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The double A-side also features a remastered recording of the national anthem sung at Her Majesty’s 1953 coronation service in Westminster Abbey.
Warner Music UK Ltd will donate all its revenue from digital use of these tracks during 2022 to The British Red Cross.
About the NHS Voices of Care Choir
The NHS Voices of Care Choir consists of Health Service employees and was originally brought together online during the pandemic by music producer James Hawkins to perform with Michael Ball and Captain Sir Tom Moore on their version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, which topped the charts in 2020. Some of these lovely singers then came with James to Blackpool to rehearse and perform in person at The Royal Variety Show in December 2020.
It was absolutely wonderful for a much bigger group of singers to meet and spend the day recording together. Thank you to all these NHS employees who travelled and gave up their time to sing on this amazing record in early May. You are an awesome group of people with so much heart, and we are very grateful to you.
I feel honoured to be a part of this very special project with the amazing Sarah Brightman, the very talented NHS Voices of Care Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s an amazing opportunity to raise money for the British Red Cross who do such a great job day-in day-out, whilst of course trying to get the national anthem to the top of the charts during Her Majesty’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
When I received the call to ask if I wanted to be a part of this adventure with Alfie, I was excited about the opportunity and the efforts behind the project. It means a lot to us both – we’d love to see the anthem get to the top of the charts and raise meaningful funds for the incredible British Red Cross during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
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