Queen Elizabeth's funeral: Choirboy with angelic voice wins over Internet, labeled 'MVP' of solemn event

'The one choirboy on the end is really putting his heart and soul into his performance. 10/10 for effort. #queensfuneral,' said one tweet

Queen Elizabeth's funeral: Choirboy with angelic voice wins over Internet, labeled 'MVP' of solemn event
The Choir of Westminster Abbey singing during the Queen's state funeral (BBC)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: While mourners quietly paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during the state funeral, it was the Choir of Westminster Abbey that caught the Internet's eye. A young red-haired boy amongst the choristers managed to captivate everybody's hearts with his overly expressive performance.

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During the funeral service, the Choir of Westminster Abbey sang hymns and psalms as well as the National Anthem. Amidst their angelic voices, a red-haired choirboy, in particular, seemed to be enjoying his performance as he moved enthusiastically while singing his heart out during Psalm 42: 1-7 during the service. After watching the youngster's animated recital, several Twitter users showered him with love and praises.

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A user wrote, "The ginger choir boy is the MVP. #queensfuneral." "Just have to love the young choirboy with the untameable hair #queensfuneralm," wrote another user. "Seriously cant get over that one ginger choirboy he's having the time of his life," observed another. "I’m also enjoying the very theatrical choirboy," seconded a viewer in their tweet.

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A general view during the State Funeral Service for Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
A general view during the State Funeral Service for Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England Photo David Levene - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Another user shared, "I know it’s all about the queen but the star of this funeral so far has been the overly dramatic redheaded choirboy who apparently has never brushed his hair He needs a Twitter account." "The lil red-headed choirboy at the Queens funeral...is a Superstar," declared a user. "Ginger choirboy is being far too expressive- he’s practically busting moves," joked a user. "The one choirboy on the end is really putting his heart and soul into his performance. 10/10 for effort. #queensfuneral," wrote a user, rating the little boy's effort.

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In case you're wondering about the identity of the adorable choirboy, then the Internet has once again proved to be a treasure trove of information. A user took to his Twitter to reveal the identity of the choirboy as Barnaby. He wrote, "An aside but this choir boy (ginger hair) is called Barnaby & he was born when my daughter was & his mum & my wife used to walk the streets of Bow in E London together as both babies didn't sleep! He's now a choir boy in Westminster, my daughter watching Netflix! #queensfuneral."

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The Choir of Westminster Abbey sang lines from Revelation 14:13, known as The Sentences, as the Queen's body was carried inside the 753-year-old Westminster Abbey. The Sentences have been performed at every state funeral since the early 18th century.

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