Trinity Boys Choir sings in Maleficent

By - Wednesday 4th June, 2014

Local school choir stars on soundtrack for new Disney film

Trinity boys with composer James Newton Howard.

Release begins: Twenty younger members of Trinity Boys Choir from Trinity School, Croydon, recorded songs for the soundtrack of the new Disney blockbuster, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. The score is by renowned American film composer, James Newton Howard who also wrote the music for King Kong, Batman Begins, The Hunger Games

Earlier this year the pupils spent two exciting evenings recording at Hampstead’s Air Studios, a Victorian church with fantastic acoustics famously purchased and converted by Beatles producer, George Martin. As in all Disney films the music for Maleficent is very atmospheric. The film track is now available on CD and on Spotify.

David Swinson, Director of Music at Trinity, said: “The boys’ choral music plays an important part in the sound track, including a notable solo by star treble, William Gardner (age 13) who sings as Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger. I am very proud of all twenty choristers for working so well under pressure and with a difficult but exciting score.”

Composer James Newton Howard praised Trinity Boys Choir saying: “It was a pleasure to work with such skilled professionals.”

Twelve-year old Amiri Harewood (Year 7), member of Trinity Boys Choir, said: “Recording the sound track for Maleficent was a great experience even though it was really hard work. I’m really looking forward to seeing the film!”

Release ends.



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