Talented Ely teen lands Mozart role
A TALENTED young performer from King’s Ely made his first appearances on stage at the London Coliseum this month after being chosen to play the role of lead boy in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Year 9 pupil and ex-head chorister, Edward Birchinall, 13, was one of hundreds of hopefuls from across the UK who auditioned for the role.
Vanessa Scott, Edward’s singing teacher, said: “Edward has a very beautiful voice and sings with musicianship and artistry way above his years.
“He is a thoroughly nice young man and worked with tremendous focus during the summer holidays to prepare for these two challenges.
Edward has already enjoyed a busy year with Ely Cathedral Choir and passed his Grade 8 singing with a high distinction in the spring. He also sang the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London in June and recently appeared in the West End production of Oliver alongside Rowan Atkinson.
You may also want to watch:
Head of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone said: “Edward is a gifted individual with an innate sense of performance and well-rounded musicality. I have my ticket and I’m really looking forward to seeing and hearing Edward in such august company.”
- 1 Emergency services – including two air ambulances – rush to A10 crash
- 2 Biggest village in Cambridgeshire to get even bigger
- 3 New youth centre could be built in Littleport
- 4 Burglar who was spared by judge stole from woman three days later
- 5 Pedestrian dies crossing busy Cambridgeshire road
- 6 Former Top Gear star Rory Reid spotted filming with Lamborghini
- 7 East Cambridgeshire is ‘home to the noisiest neighbours in the country’
- 8 Three hare coursers - with three children and three dogs in car - fined for damaging crops
- 9 Care home still 'requires improvement'
- 10 Bronze pig found at bottom of garden could be worth £10,000