Chorister of the Year Takes To The Stage

Edward Hyde’s whirlwind of a year as BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year is set to end on a high note with a role in the latest production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this Autumn.

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4th July 2017 — Since winning Young Chorister of The Year, Edward, who is aged just 13 and is in Year 8 at King’s Rochester Preparatory School, has performed to audiences across the UK and abroad including a tour of Italy and in August 2017 he will be taking to the stage as Boy 1 in David McVicar’s fantastical take on the Mozart classic.

Judges at the audition were wowed by Edward’s exemplary performance and commented that “not only did he sing superbly but he was incredibly professional and a real credit to his school”.

A busy summer awaits Edward who not only has the rehearsals to attend but will also be off on a singing tour of Malta too. 

Principal of King’s Rochester, Mr Jeremy Walker said of his success: “This really is a wonderful way for Edward to finish off his year as BBC Chorister of the Year and we look forward to seeing him on stage”.


About King's Preparatory School

Children at King's benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to educate the whole person as well as to gain the best possible academic results. Whatever their talents, pupils at King's Prep are encouraged to grasp every opportunity both inside and outside the classroom and through involvement in Music, Sport, Drama and the wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities on offer. King's Prep is large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to create and maintain a 'family feel' where teachers know everyone really well. 

Our Christian community welcomes children from a wide variety of backgrounds and faiths. As a Cathedral School, our aim is that girls and boys will grow happily in understanding, knowledge and confidence, under-pinned by the positive values which shape King's. This website will, I am sure, give you a taste of what King's Rochester is like - but it cannot replicate the feel of the place which is so important in choosing the right school for your child. Please do come and visit King's and meet our happy, engaging, confident and well-mannered pupils -  and see how we help each child to flourish.

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