Jesus Christ Superstar lyricist pens Truro Cathedral Choir song for G7 Summit

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Truro Cathedral Choir has recorded a song to mark this summer's G7 summit being held in Cornwall. 

The song 'Gee Seven' has been specially written by acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice, who penned songs for Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King.

Its aim is to get children around the world excited about the G7 - and help them understand what makes a good leader.

Sir Tim Rice Credit: ITV News

Free Key Stage 2 G7 teaching resources and sheet music will be available to download for the summer term via the Sing2G7 website.

Truro Cathedral's Director of Music, Christopher Gray said: "Music has the power to unite us across oceans and cultures.

"For teachers who are thinking about how to engage children in the G7, we hope the song provides a fun, musical springboard."

Truro Cathedral Choir has already attracted international acclaim for its song of solidarity with those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, 'Grenfell From Today'.

In 2019 they brought the choral tradition to the mainstream on ITV's Britain’s Got Talent, achieving a 'yes' from all four judges.

One of the choir's newest recruits is eight-year-old Thomas Arnold, who has been chosen to perform the solo at the end of the 'Gee Seven' song.

8 year old Thomas Arnold sings a solo Credit: ITV News

He said: "It was a bit scary having the cameras in my face. I think other children that see the video will be inspired to become choristers too."

Anyone keen to follow in Thomas' footsteps is in luck as Truro Cathedral Choir is looking for new choristers to join.

It's recruiting for boys already in Year 3 or 5 to start in September.

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