Council worker sings on official Queens Jubilee single

Alma Stewart
Alma Stewart

A council worker is singing on an official Queens Jubilee single which was released last week.

Alma Stewart, newly appointed senior communications and marketing officer at Preston City Council is part of the NHS Voices of Care Choir who are backing Sarah Brightman and Alfie Boe together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a new version of the National Anthem 'God Save The Queen'.

Ms Stewart, who was born and brought up in Preston, said: "It is an absolute honour to be part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, especially as it is an occasion that we may never experience again.

"As a part-time health care assistant it is fantastic to represent Preston and also the local NHS."

The NHS Voices of Care Choir was formed during the Covid-19 lockdown by music producer James Hawkins and were part of the Michael Ball and Sir Tom Moore release of You'll Never Walk Alone.

The choir also appeared on the Royal Variety Performance at Blackpool Winter Gardens in 2020.

Ms Stewart added: "The whole choir, made up of NHS staff from across the country, were absolutely delighted to be asked to perform again.

"I certainly didn't think we could top the experience of the Royal Variety Performance, but adding our voices to those of Sarah and Alfie, especially the national anthem, is an absolute privilege.

"It's wonderful that the whole country will come together to celebrate the 70th year of the Queen's reign and Preston in particular has some fantastic community events planned for all ages to join in starting on June 2 and throughout the Jubilee weekend.

"I am looking forward to seeing Preston celebrate together and maybe hear the song being played around the city."

The release of God Save The Queen, is available to download now on iTunes, Amazon Music and other digital steaming platforms.

All proceeds will go to the British Red Cross.