Anna Haestrup, who has been in the choir at St Mary, Barnes since aged 10 has won BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2019!
She was one of two winners out of eight finalists in a competition that celebrates young talent singing for worship in churches, chapels, cathedrals and beyond. Anna performed The First Nowell (arr Willcocks) and The Virgin’s Slumber Song (Reger) in front of a panel of judges. The Chair of Judges, conductor Bob Chilcott, praised her delicate and touching performance.
Anna is pictured below singing at the St Mary carol service and above with her fellow winner, William Miles-Kingston. Well done Anna!