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Queen’s funeral choirboy, 11, is son of actress and won praise for role in Oscar Wilde stage show


A choirboy who earned a legion of fans with his ‘earnest’ performance at the Queen’s funeral is the son of an actress and previously won praise for his role in an Oscar Wilde stage show, it was revealed today. 

Eleven-year-old Westminster Abbey chorister Barnaby Scholes’ animated singing and unruly mop of red hair caught the imagination of social media users, with one describing him as having ‘time travelled from the Victorian era’.

His aunt, Catherine Scholes, also tweeted her support from her home 3,500 miles away in Ontario, Canada, saying: ‘So proud of you, Barnaby!’

And it’s not the first time Barnaby has been singled out for his talents, MailOnline can reveal, after the treble last year played the part of The Child in a Youth Opera production of The Selfish Giant.

A review in The Times picked him out for praise, saying: ‘While I wish that the Child’s role could be even bigger, given it’s a family show, Barnaby Scholes sings with a lovely purity.’

Barnaby, who is the elder of two…



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