Flemish choir to sing for British royals

A girls' choir from the Flemish Brabant town of Aarschot is to perform for an audience that will include the British Queen Elizabeth II. The Scala choir has been invited to sing at next month’s Royal Variety Performance at the Lowry’s Lyric Theatre in Salford, Greater Manchester on Monday 5 December.

The performance will be recorded and broadcaster by the British commercial television station ITV on 15 December.

Scala will perform a duet with last year’s winner of the talent show “Britain’s got talent”, Jai McDowall. The choir will also sing U2’s “With Or Without You”.
Scala is well-known at home and abroad. The choir will perform at concerts in Italy, Spain, Ireland and Germany before the end of the year.

The talent-scout Simon Cowell was so impressed will Scala’s rendition of “With Or Without You” that he decided to bring the Flemings together with Jai McDowall for a performance.

On the other side of the Atlantic, there is also increasing interest in the girls’ choir from Aarschot, since the film director David Fincher used its version of Radiohead’s "Creep" in the trailer for the film "The Social Network”.