Fantastic choir and Croydon’s where to find it! School records soundtrack on latest Harry Potter film

Croydon’s Trinity Boys Choir has recorded a soundtrack on the latest box-office smash in the Harry Potter franchise.

The choir, founded in 1964 and based in Trinity School, has performed on a number of movie soundtracks including 101 Dalmations, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie.

Trinity School director of music David Swinson said there is a massive educational value in taking part in recordings, where the boys have to concentrate and focus for a three-hour session.

He said: “They are taking part in a professional, grown-up world and it was a brilliant learning experience for them.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, follows the story of Newt Scamander, an English wizard who travels to New York with a suitcase filled with magical creatures.

The music was written by American composer James Newton Howard, whose previous credits include Pretty Woman, I Am Legend and The Dark Knight, for which he won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Mr Newton Howard specifically invited the choir to take part in the recording.

Though the choir take part in numerous similar projects, this was unlike many others as the boys were required to keep their involvement top secret until the release.

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