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Alumnus Will Todd's new anthem for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Image: 'Graham Lacdao / Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral'

Image: 'Graham Lacdao / Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral'

6 June 2012

Image: 'Graham Lacdao / Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral'

Will Todd (BA 1991, MMus 1994) wrote a new anthem The Call of Wisdom specially for performance at St Pauls Cathedral in London yesterday (5 June), at the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving service for HRH the Queen's 60 year reign.

The anthem was performed by the Diamond Choir, made up of children between 10 and 13, who were selected from around the country. You can view the choir singing the anthem on the BBC news website.

The Thanksgiving service was on the final day of a long weekend celebrating the Queen’s reign, and is the second time in British history a monarch has celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.

You can listen to a Will speaking with The Independent about the power of music, or learn more about him on his website.