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Composer documents the weather for Hampstead choir’s Jubilee concert

by Harry Kemble
 
HAMPSTEAD, UK -- A BBC composer is writing a piece for a Hampstead community choir to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Benjamin Till, 37, was approached by the Fleet Singers to help with celebrations for June 16 at the old Hampstead Town Hall.

The composer, who specialises in a genre called “musical documentary”, believes that he and the Fleet Singers are a perfect match.

“I am the man you go to if you want something big and bizarre,” said Mr Till. “We wanted to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee without being too obvious.”

The composer says he is the only person in the country who writes musical documentary, a genre that documents people’s life stories within song.