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On 22 November over 100,000 young people across the world sang Benjamin Britten’s Friday Afternoons on his 100th birthday.

Highlights of the Friday Afternoons project

Friday Afternoons is a set of 12 songs composed by Benjamin Britten between 1933 and 1935. The simple songs, with witty piano accompaniments, are dedicated to Britten’s schoolmaster brother, Robert, and the boys of Clive House preparatory school, Prestatyn – a school in which choir practice and singing lessons regularly took place on a Friday afternoon.

The Royal Hospital School submitted a video of the whole school singing Old Abram Brown which was selected from thousands of entries as a highlight of the project: