Day 7  :  Savoy Chapel Choir

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Rehearsing  Christmas carols

Christmas service



At this time, all Savoy choristers were pupils of the London Choir School who suppled the entire choir


The 1941 Christmas edition of 'Picture Post' features David King, a Savoy Chapel chorister, on the front cover.

The photograph was taken by the legendary Bill Brant and is entitled 'The Innocence of Youth'

Late in 1941 the famous photographer, Bill Brant, with his team from ‘Picture Post’ visited the Savoy Chapel to prepare for the Christmas issue and a photograph of David King which was entitled ‘Innocence of Youth’ was selected to appear on the front cover.   

David recalls “we took it in our stride and thought nothing more about it, However, some weeks later, my picture appeared on the cover of the magazine, appearing on the news stands on December 22nd, my mothers birthday.  My father, on his way home from night work saw the magazine and immediately bought 6 copies, took them home and tossed them onto my mothers bed with the greeting, ‘Happy Birthday!”