Mccartney's Choral Dreams

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY jumped at the chance to switch pop for choral music on his new album and fulfill a lifetime ambition of singing with a top choir. Classical record ECCE COR MEUM was commissioned by Oxford University's Magdalen College and MCCartney was thrilled to prove a point to the local choir which refused him entry as a child. He says, "I love choirs. I tried out for Liverpool cathedral, and sort of got to the last stages. But I was not musical enough, obviously. "At school, in terms of musical education, I got zero. We'd all go into the classroom, about 30 Liverpool boys, and the teacher would put on a record - TCHAIKOVSKY, BEETHOVEN, something like that - then he'd leave the room. "So of course we just took it off, posted a guard on the door, got the ciggies and the cards out, and when he came back, we put the record back on for the last couple of bars. "He'd go, 'What did you think of that?' And we were like, 'Oh, really good, sir. Fabulous.'"


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Just read your notes on McCartney enjoying the choir. It shows he is a unique man of many talents. As such I hope he is respected and cherished for what he is, a man with an incredible ability to create and entertain people of all paths of life, no matter what Religion, race or color they are. I hope he keeps on going for nearly ever!Im sorry to say I have just began to buy his music in the last year or so, but have always admired his ability to consistently create music that can make millions of people around the wrold so happy. I'm 50 years young, so I have been around for a while! Hope he will continue to create for others, as no matter our age, we are all young at heart. Brisbane Australia
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