Chester’s Seth Johnson on singing The Snowman

PUBLISHED: 11:25 20 November 2019

Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson


Ten-year-old Seth Johnson has landed a coveted role in the festive performance of The Snowman

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We all know the famous song 'Walking in the Air' featured in the animated Raymond Briggs' adaption of The Snowman and the festive favourite is returning to Chester Cathedral with a live orchestra. Yes we are all excited but not as much as Seth Johnson, the talented ten-year-old from Chester who has been chosen to sing the festive song at the Christmas extravaganza.

Seth, who attends The Grosvenor Park C of E Academy, has been singing at the cathedral for four years and in his school choir since his reception year.

'Singing is how I like to express myself,' Seth said. 'It makes me feel free and I'm always singing when I can. I really enjoy classical pieces that a lot of people know.'

Seth was chosen alongside another boy after auditioning in front of the director of music, Philip Rushforth.

'When I was chosen, I was so nervous and petrified, which I hadn't expected. I think that's because I want to make sure I sing really well. But after chatting with some of the other choir boys who've performed this song before, I got really excited and now I can't wait to perform in front of everybody.'

Seth likes to keep busy. Dance is a huge part of his life and he takes part in ballet and tap classes as well as having weekly Taekwondo lessons. But singing and music remains his passion and he is currently preparing for his Grade Three exams in piano.

With the festive season just around the corner, Seth now has the excuse of being able to sing a range of carols which he enjoys immensely. 'I like singing those songs everyone knows and having people join in with me,' he said.

But like many of us, what he likes the most about Christmas is spending time with his family, his dog and watching classic Christmas films, Elf and, of course The Snowman.

Seth is performing on Friday, December 20 at 3pm, Saturday, December 21 at 3pm and Saturday, December 21 at 8pm.

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