Saturday, March 05, 2011

Winston Churchill’s Descendent Delivers Special Invitation to Fayette County High

Choral Director Richard Prouty accepts the formal invitation to perform at the London International Choral Festival from Lord Mayor Duncan Sandys.

A visit of historical proportions took place on Friday at Fayette County High.

Sir Winston Churchill’s great grandson, Duncan Sandys, and also the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, made a personal appearance to invite the school’s chorus to perform in the London International Choral Festival taking place in London, England December 27, 2011-January 4, 2012.

The choral festival is being held in conjunction with the London New Year's Parade. This will be the first official event in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, honoring 60 years on the throne. This milestone will also mark the first official event leading up to London hosting the 2012 Olympics.

As the Queen's representative, Lord Mayor Sandys serves in a largely ceremonial role as the 'First Citizen' of the city of Westminster, an inner London borough that occupies much of the central area of London. At the age of 35, he is the youngest person to achieve the high office. Lord Mayor Sandys works hard to maintain the memory of his great grandfather Sir Winston, who led the allies to victory in World War II.

After delivering the official invitation, Lord Mayor Sandys presented several gifts to school officials including the Coat of Arms of the City of Westminster to Fayette County High School Principal Charles Warr and a set of etched Westminster crystal tumblers to Choral Director Richard Prouty.

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