Invictus Games

Chapel Choir perform at the opening of the Invictus Games

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital School were proud to be invited to sing at the opening of the Invictus Games on Thursday 11 September.

Over 400 competitors from 14 nations are taking part in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Teams have come from the armed forces of nations that have served alongside each other. The Games will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

The event, which is championed by Prince Harry, is a celebration of resilience and passion. The Games will shine a spotlight on Armed Forces personnel and veterans who have put their lives on the line for their country demonstrating how they and their families are valued, respected and supported. For competitors, it will offer a memorable, inspiring and energising experience in their journey of recovery.

The Chapel Choir sang at a Drumhead Service at Lee Valley Athletics Centre before the competition began. Director of Music, William Saunders, said "It was a tremendous privilege for the choir to be asked to sing at such a significant occasion. The choir was honoured to be performing in front of the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and ambassadors from thirteen different counties. It was an amazing occasion, one which we will all remember for many years."