Singing for a princess

THe Kinder Children’s Choir will have a royal audience for their 20th birthday gala at Chatsworth on Saturday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra will be among the invitation-only audience hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in the famous Painted Hall.

The sellout evening will include choral classics, popular ballads, and even, appropriately enough, a hit by Queen.

Musical director Joyce Ellis said: “It is a great honour and we are very much looking forward to this prestigious celebration.”

The Kinder Children’s Choirs began their birthday celebrations in June with a gala at Buxton Opera House, and also performed with Irish soprano Giselle Allen in Buxton on Saturday.