Saturday 6 December 2014

Alexander Armstrong and the Sixteen in Charity Christmas Single

Alexander Armstrong is best known nowadays for his hosting of the quiz show Pointless and as one half of the comedy duo, Armstrong and Miller. But his past hides a dark secret, he was a former choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and nowadays he also hosts a show on Classic FM. 

Armstrong, who says he does not sing much nowadays, returned to his singing roots when he joined Harry Christopher and The Sixteen to record a new arrangement of the carol Good King Wenceslas. The resulting recording is for sale and proceeds will go to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. "Crisis works tirelessly all year round" says conductor Harry Christophers, "but it seems particularly poignant at this time of year."

The new disc is available on iTunes as an EP with two additional bonus carols by The Sixteen for £1.79 can see the preview video of the recording, and get a sample of Armstrong's vocal prowess, after the break.

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