ESMS Choir featured in BBC's 70th Tattoo Celebration

Posted on 05th Oct 2021 in ESMS News

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Tattoo, the BBC broadcast a celebration of the history of the Tattoo and we are delighted that it featured prominently the beautiful voices of ESMS choir.

In 2010, Brigadier David Allfrey MBE first came to visit the then head of the Junior School, Bryan Lewis, and opened the conversation with the legendary statement of, “I don’t really like children or schools, but I wonder if you could find about 120 girls and boys for me who would like to perform in the Tattoo.” Since then, the schools have been part of the event and played an ever-increasing role as the official Tattoo choir. The history of the Tattoo is fascinating and the BBC documentary will stir many memories.

Watch the BBC documentary - BBC iPlayer - The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Read more about ESMS and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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