I was part of Choir at the schools I attended. In the "old days" in the UK a Choir wasn't like the ones now made famous by the programme Glee (which I love), but a "proper" choir where you sang choral music and put concerts on in churches and the school hall. I don't know if our choir was usual in upper school (ages 13-18) but as well as the students being part of the choir there were also staff members who joined in. I loved this as it gave our sound depth and also helped some students to see that there were more to teachers than erm, teaching.
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There is one song that I remember us singing very clearly and I know that it was in 1998 that we sang it. I loved it so much and I will quite often think of us performing this song. The song was had been released twice in the past and I have no idea why they decided we should sing this but I loved that we were singing as a choir a rock song. The song was of course Bohemian Rhapsody and although I don't have a recording of us singing it, I do have the memories and one particular memorable occasion when Mr W played the guitar solo in the middle of the song on the piano and a couple of the older students pulled out lighters and waved them in the air...
Here is a UK choir singing the same song... but they aren't half as good as we were.