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Mary Stockins: The City's office choir kicks off LSE with a song

June 24, 2014


STOCK market ceremonies vary from place to place, there are bells, buzzers and countdown orbs, but we'd wager none have ever kicked off a day's trading with a song - until yesterday. Stocks began Monday morning trading on the LSE following a rendition of "Let's go fly a kite" from Mary Poppins - sung by the City office choir which features singers from various organisation including the Bank of England, Standard Chartered and AON Benfield.

Oh, and the choir were wearing bowler hats. With the bowler hat venue sitting right outside in Paternoster Square, you can see a real theme starting to emerge from the City of London Festival.

"[It] looks set to show everyone that the Square Mile is not as square as they think, and it's particularly exciting to see so much singing in this year's programme," said Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf. We'd like to see more Poppins classics at the market open - "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank" perhaps?

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Source: City A.M. (UK)

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