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In honour of Her Majesty
becoming the longest ever reigning monarch in this year of 2015 AD, The Four Sopranos, have recorded a very special tribute, which includes the voice of Her Majesty
taken from her first ever televised Christmas Day speech in 1957. All that remains now is to get her the prestigious Christmas No.1 slot in her very special year!
"This is a simple musical tribute to HM The Queen, emphasising the affection the nation has for her and her importance in providing dignity and continuity to the nation through the many changes experienced during her long reign."
- Adrian Munsey (Composer)
Revenues from sales will be donated to Haig Housing Trust's 'Coming Home' fundraising campaign, a charity of which HM The Queen
is Patron, and which provides specially adapted housing for severely wounded and traumatically disabled service men and women. They were famously one of the charities that benefited from last years hugely moving and successful installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, which will also be the setting for the official launch of the single where The Four Sopranos will perform the song amid some very special guests.
"My strategy behind this record was to create a genuine thank you piece for a very unique special woman who we all hold dear in our hearts and for it to represent and resonate lyrically the voice of the man and woman on the street."
- Jeff Chegwin (Composer)
Michael Swain MBE, ambassador for the charity, will be in attendance. He has benefited greatly from the charity after losing both legs in a tour of Afghanistan. A true inspiration of a man, despite intense ups and downs he has committed himself to many charity ventures ranging from cycling 500 miles from Edinburgh to London in just 500 days raising over £250,000, to sky diving from a height of 14,000 feet! Married, with two children, Michael is also an entrepreneur having opened up his own gym and hair salon as well as running his property portfolio. In 2014 he became the youngest military personnel to receive an MBE from The Queen.
The Four Sopranos, are Eleanor Sanderson-Nash, Helena Raeburn, Chloe Morgan
and Lucy Prendergast. All graduates from top colleges and academies across the UK they boast among themselves appearances at the London Proms, performances across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, radio and television appearances as well as concerts, musicals, operas, plays and cabarets.
The track 'Her Majesty The Queen
(A Tribute), was performed by over sixty of Britain's finest instrumental players and was arranged and conducted by Paul Bateman. The trumpet solo is Andrew Crowley, principal trumpet of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The world-famous Treorchy Welsh Male Choir accompanied The Four Sopranos.