Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Alexander Armstrong: Secret singer

Alexander Armstrong thinks more men should join choirs
Alexander Armstrong thinks more men should join choirs

Alexander Armstrong has revealed he secretly wishes he was a singer.

The actor and comedian was a chorister at Durham Cathedral School and went to Cambridge University on a music scholarship, and still sings in his church choir.

He told the August issue of Reader's Digest: "I've always loved singing. In fact, all the comedy is just a front. I really want to sing more.

"I have lessons once a week, and I'm doing a recital in our country parish church later in the year, as well as a week at the [London] Hippodrome in January in a review show."

The Armstrong And Miller star agrees with Military Wives choir master Gareth Malone, that it's a pity so many men don't join choirs.

He said: "It's a great shame, as it makes you feel so good. And, if you go to a wedding, you catch men really enjoying belting out a song they know.

"Mind you, the other day I spent a hilarious afternoon trying to learn how to rap for an audition and I was awful!"

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