Andrew Brough and Christopher Smith were in the same class as Coten End Primary School in Warwick for the whole of their time there. They joined the choir of St. Mary's Church on the same day in October 1963 when they were both seven years old after the choir-master visited the school to recruit boys.
Andrew had a brother in the choir and says that when he first heard them he was 'bored and did not understand' but soon changed his mind. He was early noticed as a good singer.
Andrew attended Kenilworth Grammar School and is keen on all kinds of sports. He became head chorister in January 1970 an has shown a noticeable capacity for leadership.
I am still singing in the choir at St Mary's and still love it. I have nearly completed 40 years service - and I'm not the longest serving member! For many years I sang alto, mainly because we always seemed to be short of alto's but about 4 years ago I moved to bass where I feel I am able to make a much more telling contribution. I still occasionally move back to alto to cover for absence etc.
I have twin daughters, both of whom are choristers in the Girls' choir at St Mary's. My wife, Claire, is Secretary of the Friends of the Girls Choir and does much to assist in fund raising to support tours abroad etc. We still live in Warwick and I am a Project Manager for a Software company in Birmingham.
Christopher Smith, I think, lives in Geneva and works as an interpreter. I'm hoping that we will meet up again in September  as there is a major reunion taking place at St Mary's for all choiristers who sang there under Geoffrey Holroyde. This year is the fortieth anniversary of Geoffrey's arrival as Choirmaster. He conducted us on "Andrew & Christopher Sing" and left St Mary's in 1972. The reunion is also being attended by Edward Higginbottom, who was the accompanist on the record. Edward is now Master of the Choristers at New College, Oxford.
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Harry Mudd, executive producer of Abbey Records and the associated Alpha Label, made an enourmous impact with his standalone recordings of choirs and boy soprano soloists in particular. This recording includes highlights from some of these soloists on CD for the first time.